programs

We work with the Monteverde community, local organizations, government institutions and grassroots groups, so they can identify the main issues in the zone and work with us in order to create new solutions with our different programs.

Citizen Science

This program works with the community and local high schools in learning about and doing research that will help us understand better some of the challenges our environment has, and at the same

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Community Health

For a healthy population and a sustainable quality of life. This program focuses on holistic health from prevention and education, promoting healthy lifestyles, equity, gender inclusivity, locally produced food and nutrition security, healthy

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Community Outreach

We want to create an environment in which both students and families can learn from each other in a warm and safe space. In order to achieve that goal, we work carefully to

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Water Stewardship

A dynamic program that advances scientific knowledge and sustainable management of water resources. Seeks to link historically strong foci such as ecotourism, public health and land use planning with this increasingly related issue.

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Las Hormiguitas Camp

Las Hormiguitas Camp is a week-long day camp for teens aged 12-15 from the seven communities within the larger community known as Monteverde. The camp is full of days of fun and games,

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Library

The library was funded through the generous support of John and Doris Campbell, includes a physical collection of over 6,000 items, growing digital collections that support Monteverde research, and access to electronic resources

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Reforestation

This program has proved to be an effective strategy for habitat restoration, increased biological connectivity, water conservation, and increasing the participation of communities and biodiversity in the Monteverde zone and the Bellbird Biological

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Resilient Economies

We believe in the power of managing resources with environmental and social responsibility. This program strives to help come up with solutions to improve the way we interact with what’s around us, and

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Sustainable Futures

The Sustainable Futures Program aims to expand and implement specific projects in Monteverde, produced by the Sustainable Futures course. For this reason, the current initiatives focus on urban planning, landscape design and sustainability.

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Board of Directors

President
Vicepresident
Secretary
Treasure
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Fiscal

Pedro Belmar
Celia Harvey
Maikol Cruz
Hazel Guindon
Elena Florian
Dinia Santamaría
Eugenio Vargas
Silvia Elizondo
Alexa Stickel

Campaign for

Sustainability

Fundraising Campaigns of the Monteverde Institute

Our priority is continuing to build programs that benefit both our visiting students and our local community.

Alliance for the

Monteverde

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Board of Directors, Alliance for the Monteverde Institute

The Alliance for the Monteverde Institute is a 501c3 public charity that provides financial & other support to the initiatives of the Monteverde Institute.

Planting

Sustainabilty

Restoring employment, food security, and forests 

Given the severe impact of COVID-19 on Monteverde, Costa Rica, a town whose economy relies almost solely on tourism, the community is eager to embrace new forms of sustainability—and you can fund these projects while providing income to people who have lost their jobs during this challenging time. Learn more on the following link: