The goal of the Education Program is to contribute to the protection of wildlife and increase awareness of conservation issues.

Targeted forest rangers, police, and firefighters to teach how to properly handle certain wildlife such as raptors, parrots, sloths, monkeys, etc.

Targeted forest rangers, police, onsite interns, and firefighters to teach rescue approaches and techniques for critically injured and young wildlife.

Informative lecture and walk of TRR and its rescued wildlife for national and international audiences. These educational walks focus on conservation issues and proactive steps to maintain healthy relationships with nature and the environment.

Colleges from around the globe visit TRR to learn from our medical team and take note of the care and rehabilitation of exotic wildlife.

We host various student groups of all ages, teaching students about wildlife conservation, biology, and environmental research.

We regularly have local schools visit TRR from all over the world! We are always pleased to open our gate to future conservationists, biologists, zoologists, veterinarians, and naturalists. If you are a parent or teacher interested in visiting our center, please send us a proposal of what you wish to accomplish. Please email [email protected].

TRR brings Costa Rica to your classroom wherever you are. We do meet-ups and discussions with teachers and classrooms of all ages from all over the world. We use Skype to walk the property virtually and explain the wildlife rescue process.

LIVE Virtual Field Trips for Students!

A LIVE virtual tour with ZOOM is designed for all grade levels. Students will have the opportunity to see many of the animals we rescue including baby sloths, monkeys, otter, owls, toucans, and more. Actions will be discussed on how to protect these animals, what can you do from home, and other actions that you can take to protect the wildlife in Costa Rica and in your area. A whole school classroom can join in the amazing opportunity or if you are from home you can definitely join in.


  • STUDENT PRICE: $10.00

If there are any special animals or topics you want to cover please let us know. Interactive Q&A with your knowledgeable guide throughout the duration of your tour.


Schedule a Virtual Field Trip

Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants (EBTSOYP) aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers, and conservationists. They do this by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe. Since starting in September 2015 they've run well over 1,000 live events and connected hundreds of thousands of students to scientists and explorers in over 60 countries. The best part of all, it is and always will be 100% free for classrooms everywhere!
EBTSOYP host 25+ ZOOM events for classrooms each month during the school year. ​We regularly host the entire day, week, and monthly events, focusing covering themes like oceans, biodiversity, women in science, space exploration, ocean plastics, climate change, and more. We send textbook-sized satellite BGAN units worldwide with scientists and explorers so they can video broadcast into classrooms from the planet's most remote regions.
Toucan Rescue Ranch and Exploring by the Seat of your Pants Founder Joe Grabowski have teamed up to bring Toucan Rescue Ranch and its rescued wildlife to classrooms across North America! We plan a monthly classroom visit with Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants accompanied by a Toucan Rescue Ranch knowledgable guide to teaching about one of the world's favorite animals: sloths! This 40-minute virtual classroom visit will teach fun sloth facts, sloth rescue, rehabilitation, and release with the Saving Sloths Together program, accompanied by a special Q&A at the end of each session! Classrooms that donate $25.00 or more receive a donation certificate!
> $100 donation: Will receive the EBYSOYP & TRR donation certification = $100 donation: Will receive the Classic Adoption package < $500 donation: Will receive the Celebrity Adoption Package

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“I am super impressed that The Toucan Rescue Ranch, Veterinarian Dr. Janet Sandi, and The Sloth Institute have joined forces to create an incredibly strong multidisciplinary team. Each brings a unique expertise to the problem of rehabilitating and releasing sloths making them uniquely qualified to take on the daunting task of getting injured Costa Rican sloths back in to the wild. I am looking forward to following their progress.”

Donald Brightsmith Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Health Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University Director of the Tambopata Macaw Project