Events Calendar

There’s always something happening in Cocobolo! Here’s a list of our upcoming activities:

Herpetology Field Course @ Cocobolo Nature Reserve
Jun 1 – Jun 6 all-day

Herpetologists, beginners or experienced, from around the world are invited to take part in this course that will take place at CREA’s Cocobolo Nature Reserve biological field station, a breathtaking campus located in the heart of Panama’s lush rainforest. Instructors will include local and international experts with detailed knowledge of the amphibians and reptiles of the region. Participants will learn about the life history of amphibians and reptiles as well as field techniques for their study and the conservation challenges facing this amazing group of vertebrates.

• Book early! There are only 12 places available for this course.
• The cost of this course is USD 1300 or USD 1150 for students
• Secure your place by contacting or on the Course Application page

For more information, download the brochure at

Conservation Photography Field Course @ Cocobolo Nature Reserve
Jun 11 – Jun 17 all-day

This course is full – sorry!


Course objectives

It is anticipated that by the end of the program students will:

  • Learn how to effectively evaluate and respond to a photographic opportunity in the field
  • Increase understanding of photographing various types of plant and animal life, and people in the field
  • Use a variety of different photographic techniques to document biodiversity and story elements
  • Develop a narrative with images that cover the most important elements of a story
  • Have a basic understanding of how to pitch a story to editors and various media buyers


Experiences include

  • Five full-day stay at the Cocobolo Nature Reserve’s biological field station
  • Day and night hikes to discover and document a broad array of wildlife
  • Hands-on photographic demonstration and experimentation
  • Evening lectures and slideshows
  • Image review and discussion


Cost and payment

The cost of this course is $1800 ($1400.00 for students with a valid ID) and includes:

  • All transport for pick and drop off from Panama City airport
  • All transport for tours and to Cocobolo Field Station
  • All lodging during the trip
  • Three meals per day during the trip
  • Tuition
  • Use of field equipment including tent, mattress for sleeping at the reserve