World Environment Day - 5th June 2023: Get up and close to Sloths in Costa Rica

Learn about our planet's precious biodiversity on this visit to a special sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica.

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 100     Destination : Costa Rica  

Category : Events & Awareness Days     Recommended For : Schools

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This World Environment day, join us on a captivating live, virtual journey to a Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, where children can embark on an adventure of discovery, empathy, and respect for earth's incredible biodiversity. Gain an awareness of how we can reduce our environmental footprint and learn to protect and conserve nature.

Nestled near the vibrant city of Cahuita, the Sloth Sanctuary stands as a beacon of hope and compassion for injured or orphaned sloths. You will meet rescued sloths and hummingbirds and also enter into a competition to design a postcard for the centre. Led by a passionate wildlife expert who has dedicated their life to the study of sloths and the avian wonders of Costa Rica, this interactive session promises to be an educational and enchanting experience about our precious biodiversity.

During your tour of the sanctuary, you'll have the opportunity to encounter a mesmerising variety of wildlife. Marvel at the vibrant hues of toucans, parrots, and macaws as they flit and soar through the lush foliage above. Listen to the haunting calls of owls that echo through the trees, their piercing eyes surveying their surroundings. You may be able to catch glimpses of spider monkeys swinging gracefully from branch to branch, displaying their acrobatic prowess.

Of course, the true stars of the sanctuary are the sloths themselves. As you stroll through the sanctuary's peaceful paths, your expert will introduce you to these gentle arboreal creatures that have captured the hearts of people worldwide. Learn fascinating facts about their unique adaptations, their slow-paced lifestyle, and the vital role they play in the ecosystem. 

Throughout the tour, children will have the opportunity to engage with the wildlife expert, asking questions and delving deeper into the wonders of sloths and the birds of Costa Rica. Whether inquiring about their behaviour, diet, or conservation efforts, every question will be met with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable response, fostering a sense of connection and curiosity among young participants.

By the end of the session, children will have gained a newfound appreciation for biodiversity and be inspired by the dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to protect and rehabilitate them. They will have witnessed firsthand the importance of conservation and the delicate balance of nature in one of the world's most biodiverse regions.

At the end of the session, students will be invited to design a poster for the Sloth sanctuary. The best entries will be displayed at the centre for visitors to see.

Your Presenter

  Amy Van Esch

Amy is from Canada originally but has been living in Costa Rica with her family for almost 14 years. Working extensively in the Costa Rican tourism industry over the past 5 years. Amy now is focusing more on the conservation and rehabilitation efforts with a Wildlife centre where she is the manager of tourism operations within the Sanctuary. She still loves exploring the amazingly diverse country and loves how easy it is to escape to the beach or the jungle at any time

How it works

This is a live, virtual, interactive group tour that accommodates up to 100 students from a school. You can book this session online on our website, or contact us on to complete the booking. You can then let us know the date you want the session to be delivered and we will send you a confirmation email with a link. 

Students and teachers can access the session collectively from their classrooms or from individual computers.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

Book this experience

From £250 / Per Group (Max 100 Person)