Get Involved

Get Involved

 

Want to get involved in our work?

You can get involved in the work of Finca Cántaros Environmental Association in multiple ways.

If you live locally in San Vito de Coto Brus, you can participate in many of the events we host on a weekly basis, and/or volunteer.

To get involved from afar, please contact us about your areas of interest and we can match you with a program or an activity. We are building our capacity to host not only volunteers, but longer term volunteers and researchers.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

 

Our Programs

Women Committed to the Earth

This program is open for women of all ages in the Coto Brus area, who are interested in learning more about how to take environmental action, developing leadership skills, connecting with other like minded women, and more.

We meet every Wednesday from 7:30am to 12pm, engaging in hands-on activities such as developing and maintaining the agroecology project, planting trees, discussing environmental themes, and exploring the role of women in conservation.

If you are interested in participating, please contact us by WhatsApp: 8951.8590.

 
Bat Nights

In partnership with the Monteverde Bat Jungle, we are conducting a long-term study of bat species at Finca Cántaros. Monteverde Bat Jungle researchers visit Finca Cántaros approximately every six weeks and spend three to four nights each setting up mist nets in order to capture bats in accordance with the most recent scientific and ethical protocols. Each bat is released after data is logged and the individual is photographed. This research presents a rich opportunity for environmental education, especially given the pervasive negative myths and prejudices regarding bats.

We invite members of the community of all ages to contact us by WhatsApp (8951.8590) if they are interested in observing the process of capturing and studying bats, so that we can include you in the next Bat Night activities.


Community-based Environmental Events

Approximately every two to three months we host community-based environmental education events to engage our neighbours in learning about the projects at Finca Cántaros, different environmental themes, and how they can take action on behalf of the planet.

Keep an eye on our Events page, or our Facebook and Instagram channels where we typically announce our events. If you are interested in participating, please contact us by WhatsApp: 8951.8590.