Live and Learn in Ecuador this Spring!
As the first chilly winds of the year signal the coming of winter, what better time to plan on joining Ceiba staff on a one-of-a-kind study abroad experience in Ecuador?! Students in the Tropical Conservation ...read more
Biosphere Reserve Saves Cloud Forests!
Thanks to the coordinated effort of dozens of conservation organizations and small reserves in Ecuador, including the Ceiba Foundation and the El Pahuma Orchid Reserve, the United Nations has declared a new World Biosphere Reserve ...read more
Let Me Tell You ‘Bout the Birds and the Bees … and Iguanas
In Galapagos there is courtship in the air. The 2018 Tropical Conservation Semester is in the midst of a three week tour of these world-famous islands, and everywhere we go we see Blue-footed Boobies displaying ...read more
King of the Jungle (actually, Queen)
The 2018 Tropical Conservation Semester spent an amazing two weeks in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, and had the incredible good fortune of spotting a jaguar (Panthera onca) on our final day! The top predator ...read more
Cold and Wet, and Happy, in the High Andes
Students come to Ecuador and join the Tropical Conservation Semester program to explore the amazing diversity of ecosystems this country has to offer, to immerse themselves in local culture, and to experience first hand the unique ...read more
Tropical Conservation Semester Spreads its Wings
Like a caterpillar spending months gathering its energies to become a butterfly, students on the 2018 Tropical Conservation Semester have been packing, buying gear, practicing Spanish, and completing a hundred other preparations, readying themselves to emerge from ...read more
Kapok Annual Newsletter 2017
2017 Annual Newsletter November 2017 download PDF What is Kapok? Table of Contents Earthquake Recovery Recovery from Disaster Catalyzes Positive Change Relief and Recovery Fund Summary 2016-2017 Coastal Dry Forest Producing Science, and Food, ...read more
El Pahuma: one of best places to see orchids in Ecuador!
The El Pahuma Orchid Reserve was written up as one of the best places to see orchids in Ecuador, near Quito, according to a 2017 article by CultureTrip. This lush cloud forest, owned by the Lima family, ...read more
2018 Tropical Conservation Semester in Ecuador is Nearly Underway
All aboard! Students are getting ready for the 2018 Tropical Conservation Semester, where they will spend five months exploring the incredible diversity of tropical ecosystems in Ecuador on a once-in-a-lifetime study abroad experience! They’ll learn Spanish ...read more