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 to explore a partnership.

Pricing & Program Specifics

Note: Residents of Panama may be eligible for discounts of up to 60% on all prices. Please for details.

  • Full Service

    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).

    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.

    to explore an A La Carte research partnership.

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