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Please join the OTS friends’ community. You can have a direct impact on helping students and researchers understand the critical role of the tropics in maintaining life on earth.

More than 1,000 students benefit from our courses each year; courses that reach not only graduate and undergraduate students from the United States, but also students from throughout Latin America and South Africa; courses that focus on the key issues facing the tropics: from climate change, to global health issues, to infectious diseases, to the impact of humans and agricultural landscapes on natural ecosystems.

Your gift provides “life” support for our students, keeping our stations fully operational all year long, and prepares a new generation of young and aspiring researchers to find the answers to the critical issues of our time.

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Employer Matching Gifts

Double, or even triple, your membership to OTS by having your employer match your membership donation!
Send us your matching form along with your gift and we’ll take care of the rest!

Ryan Adasme

I would not say that my OTS experience simply influenced my career choice, it changed my life. In my experience at La Selva I fell in love with tropical field biology and realized that this is the career for me. In my South Africa semester program I gained further experience in field biology and broadened my horizons through the diverse biological and cultural exposure. As a direct result of the international experience gained from the two OTS programs, I was hired as a research assistant by a botanist at NC State and studied fire ecology in Brazil for a summer. My Costa Rica and Brazil research have both yielded publishable results, with plans to submit to the journals Ecology and Copeia. Furthermore, my mentor from the REU program, Craig Guyer, is a top candidate to be my Ph.D. adviser at Auburn University. If I had not had the opportunity to work with him closely through OTS, I probably would not be as certain about my graduate school future and I probably would not be working with such a world renowned herpetologist.

Please join the OTS friends’ community. You can have a direct impact on helping students and researchers understand the critical role of the tropics in maintaining life on earth.

More than 1,000 students benefit from our courses each year; courses that reach not only graduate and undergraduate students from the United States, but also students from throughout Latin America and South Africa; courses that focus on the key issues facing the tropics: from climate change, to global health issues, to infectious diseases, to the impact of humans and agricultural landscapes on natural ecosystems.

Your gift provides “life” support for our students, keeping our stations fully operational all year long, and prepares a new generation of young and aspiring researchers to find the answers to the critical issues of our time.

Employer Matching Gifts

Double, or even triple, your membership to OTS by having your employer match your membership donation!

Send us your matching form along with your gift and we’ll take care of the rest!

Ryan Adasme

jim hamrickI would not say that my OTS experience simply influenced my career choice, it changed my life. In my experience at La Selva I fell in love with tropical field biology and realized that this is the career for me. In my South Africa semester program I gained further experience in field biology and broadened my horizons through the diverse biological and cultural exposure. As a direct result of the international experience gained from the two OTS programs, I was hired as a research assistant by a botanist at NC State and studied fire ecology in Brazil for a summer. My Costa Rica and Brazil research have both yielded publishable results, with plans to submit to the journals Ecology and Copeia. Furthermore, my mentor from the REU program, Craig Guyer, is a top candidate to be my Ph.D. adviser at Auburn University. If I had not had the opportunity to work with him closely through OTS, I probably would not be as certain about my graduate school future and I probably would not be working with such a world renowned herpetologist.