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Parents/Guardians click here to create an SOC portal account & sign up/register for a specific session 

Teachers - Please scroll to bottom of page for teacher workshop

Registration Process

 Option to earn 3 university credits 

2023 Tropical Field Research (10 days in Costa Rica - all inclusive - $4,150)

  1. SOC Research successfully ran this program in summer 2021 & summer 2022 implementing on-site COVID-19 testing and monitoring.

  2. There are opportunities for individual students grades 9-12 to join these 2023 programs:

    • June 15-25 

    • July 22-Aug 01

  3. Only Parents/Guardians may register participants using the online SOC Research portal (see blue button above). 

  4. To provide optimal defenses against COVID-19 and its ever-evolving variants, SOC Research strongly urges all to not only be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but also up to date with all boosters for which they are eligible according to the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Check here for all US Center for Disease Control Costa Rica Vaccine Recommendations. 

  5. SOC Research leaves the decision to require up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination up to each group leader/school.

  6. All participants must test negative on a 3rd-party-proctored COVID-19 antigen test administered 24-72 hours before travel. 

  7. Pay schedule: Families pay a $150 non-refundable registration fee and can pay the balance or pay monthly with the final payment due by March 15th, 2023.

  8. All participants should obtain 3rd-party program travel insurance. Refunds for non-refundable payments are only available through 3rd-party insurance that must be purchased close to registration date to meet the requirements of most insurers.​ 

2023 Bioinformatics Research (10 days in Costa Rica - all inclusive - $4,150)

  1. There are opportunities for individual students to join 2023 bioinformatics programs in Monteverde, Costa Rica July 21-31, 2023.

  2. Same as above (#3-7)

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Tropical Field Research


Spring Break:

Jan 7- 20, 2023

March 20-30, 2023

2023 Summer Sessions

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May 28 - June 7

June 7 - 17

June 15 - 25

June 23 - July 3

July 3 - 13

July 13 - 23

July 22 - Aug 1

July 31 - Aug 10

Bioinformatics Research


July 21 - July 31

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2023 Teacher's Insect-Microbiome Antibiotic Bioprospecting (4-days $1650)

  1. Learn how to run a bioprospecting unit or semester research class at your high school.

  2. We will introduce all the protocols from insect collection to plating and PCR to bioinformatics.

  3. You will receive a detailed research manual that will guide you and your students through the curriculum.

  4. Click link in footer for workshop flyer or navigate here for workshop webpage.

Bioprospecting Research

March 4-7, 2023 in Sioux Falls, SD

Let us know if you'd like to host a future workshop for teachers in your area.

Sign up by Dec. 1, 2022 for
25% off!
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