Biological station and organic farm, help with environmental education in Matagalpa, Nicaragua

  • Nicaragua
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  • Last activity: 27 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are a local initiative, that promotes conservation through practical education in our farm and forest. We are located in the Nature Reserve Cerro Apante in Matagalpa, we develop environmental education as an alternative way to promote participation of children, adolescents and adults; access to information, critical attitude and active engagement in the protection of the environment and the sustainable development of our community.

    We have two groups that we are training as environmental leaders and they are getting skills in: English as ESL, organic agriculture, beekeeping, conservation, tour guiding, leadership, alternative construction, art and building a better self-steem for themselves. You can be part of their education too.

    We educate a group of children through games and using the outdoors to educate them.

    We aim to be the first environmental education centre of our municipality; and awaken interest in the conservation and scientific research of the forest through citizen science; as well as to establish as a place where to have hands-on experiences of contact with nature.
    We have a land of 8.5 hectares, where we have built trails for environmental interpretation, we built a small playground with recycled materials; a dining area and resting spaces with hammocks for our visitors.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will exchange our experience working with citizen cience, sustainable agriculture, tourism and environmental education. We like a relaxed environment, which allow us to enjoy our work doing what we love to do. Instead of work colleagues or bosses, you will gain many nica friends for life.
    Learn about our language, culture and ways of living.

  • Help


    We are looking for volunteers committed to stay with us for a minimum of one month.
    Their tasks would go fro
    - Teaching English
    - Teaching skills (art or professions depending on your abilities)
    - Working in the farm with our organic production and harvesting.
    - Marketing
    - Beekeeping
    - Vermiculture
    - Applying city science
    - Collecting data and writing reports about the farm, the forest, and fauna.
    -Walking around the forest area fixing trails
    - Helping us with our website
    -To collaborate with the cleaning and maintenance of the infrastructure.
    -Creating didactic material with information about animals, plants, and the environment in general;
    - Receiving and attending visitors
    -Planting and taking care of trees, and growing products such as vegetables, herbs, and fruits
    -Participate in workshops with the locals
    -To create articles and audiovisual material for our website and social networks.
    - Paint or create murals

    We are also looking forward to innovative volunteers, who want to create their own projects or research, always related to our main focus.

    We prefer to have two volunteers at the same time, so they can divide their time and tasks with each other.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We have a group of young and fun environmental leaders eager to learn English. Of course you can always practice your spanish with us.

  • Accommodation


    The lodging is planned to be at the Biological Station. We have tents with mattresses. You will share a bathroom and kitchen. Please bring your own towel.

    We will only cover your lodging, but you can always get products from our garden to cook.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the forest, only 1.2 km from downtown Matagalpa (15 minutes walk).
    We are a group of travel experts, we can also advice you wisely for your adventure in Nicaragua. Or you can join some extra activities that we do, like hiking, birdwatching, visiting waterfalls, communities or other cool areas around us.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We are in a farm and we have enough space for a campervan in different areas. Bathrooms and kitchen available

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    15 hours weekly

Host ref number: 726144417725

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