Opportunities for Scientists and Research Institutions
Dr. Catherine Lindell planting the first trees of a long-term study in restoration ecology
Earth Train believes that one of the keys to creating communities and institutions in harmony with nature is the study of the effects of evolving economic and social trends on natural systems. We host research in restoration ecology, sustainable forestry, agriculture, materials science, sociology, tourism and wildlife conservation, among other areas, with the intention of advancing the world's understanding of the interaction between humans and nature. Thus, Earth Train seeks to collaborate with scientists and research institutions on long-term projects at our Centro Mamoní Campus.
Ornithologists have been working under Catherine Lindell for several years
We offer accommodations, food and logistical support for field seasons of any duration and for any number of people. We have internet, telephone, and standard 110v electricity, as well as a refrigerator and freezer for sample storage, a 4x4 pickup truck on site, horses, and an interesting resident community including volunteers, interns, and long-term staff. Please take a look at our offerings below and email us at getinvolved-(AT)-earthtrain-(DOT)-org to explore a partnership.
Pricing & Program Specifics
Note: Residents of Panama may be eligible for discounts of up to 60% on all prices. Please email for details.
Ornithologists in the field
This option is for researchers or students who will reside at Centro Mamoni during their field season and who need frequent logistical support (i.e., transportation) and possible assistance from Earth Train personnel.
Cost: $700 per month for one person, plus $600 per month for each additional person.
Includes: Full meal plan; use of all facilities at the Center, including internet and telephone; storage of materials and equipment at the Center; transportation between the Center and the Panamerican Highway once per week; shopping logistics for materials and extra needs; bedding and accommodations; assistance with airport logistics.
Doesn't Include: Airfare to and from Panama; any medical costs; transport within the Preserve (charged at $0.85 per kilometer); food outside the meal plan; full-time staff assistance (charged at $15 to $25 per day).
Email us to explore a full service research partnership.
A La Carte
Many rare species have been cited in the Preserve, like this giant ant eater
This option is for researchers or students who will be visiting their field site with less frequency and whose needs are more self-contained. The base per-night or per-day price is to cover our overhead for your visit, and everything else that you might need is charged at cost on top of that price.
Cost: $30 per night, or $20 for a day visit.
Includes: Full meal plan; use of all facilities at the Center, including internet and telephone; storage of materials and equipment at the Center; bedding and accommodations.
Doesn't Include: Transport to and from the Center ($60 round-trip or $35 if it fits into our standard logistics); transport costs within the Preserve ($0.85 per kilometer); staff assistance ($15 to $20 per day); any medical costs; food outside the meal plan.
Email us to explore an A La Carte research partnership.