Sustainable Development and Wild Nature Conservation in NICARAGUA
2015 is the YEAR OF THE VOLUNTEER!
Be a volunteer with the GAIA Program at Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. Special discounts for
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Protecting the environment in a rapidly changing world is an especially difficult
challenge in Nicaragua, a small country with great economic needs and very poor levels of infrastructure and human capital.
The GAIA program supports sustainable economic development in Nicaragua through scientific research, conservation of
wild natural resources, sustainable tourism, and environmental education. Apoyo Spanish
School, a GAIA program training volunteers and professionals in the Spanish language and culture of Nicaragua, is the
longest-running Nicaragua Spanish school.
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Our office is located at Estación Biológica in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve,
Nicaragua, where we operate the Biological Research Station and Hostel "Proyecto Ecológico", conduct
a number of research and conservation projects throughout Nicaragua, and provide Spanish language instruction to volunteers and professionals
at Apoyo Spanish School. We also offer opportunities for volunteering in biology, natural resource management,
education. and community organization areas. You are invited to visit us on the shore of Lake Apoyo. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
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Amphilophus chancho, one of the fish species endemic to
Laguna de Apoyo, discovered by scientists working at Estación Biológica. This species is easily
seen while diving in Laguna de Apoyo. Photo Ad Konings.
Spanish classes are often held under the shade of
huge trees with monkeys looking down. Apoyo Spanish School is the oldest of the intensive Nicaragua Spanish schools. Photo
A tour of students of Apoyo Spanish School to
Catarina, with the lake and Granada in view. Photo Belén Camino.
San Juan de Oriente, on the edge of Apoyo crater, is the most important center of
artisan ceramic pottery in Nicaragua. The Gaia Program supports natural resource conservation in the region which is vital
to the livelihoods throughout the area. Photo Jeffrey McCrary.
SCUBA diving in Laguna de Apoyo. Photo Topi Lehtonen.