The New CIRENAS Campus
Be a part of this legacy!
Our new campus is an effort to better fulfill our mission of creating transformative connections between people and the environment through education, research, integration and innovation. It is designed to model systems and test ideas so that we can live more responsibly. What we learn and demonstrate on the Nicoya Peninsula is not just important for CIRENAS or our local community; it’s important for everyone.
We have successfully built 90% of the facilities at a cost of US $1.1 million thanks to the generous support of a committed donor like yourself. We are now seeking US $50,000, which we will match on a 1:1 basis to reach our goal of $100,000 to complete this state-of-the art facility.
Why a new campus?
Since its founding in 2008, CIRENAS has hosted more than 1,000 local and international students, faculty, scientists, and leaders in a variety of programs emphasizing sustainable living, cross-cultural experiences, and explorations in tropical ecology. These programs were originally held in the home of the Grew family, owners of Hacienda Arío, a 4,700-acre coastal ranch which houses the CIRENAS campus. Although functional, it was clear that to achieve its mission and expand its sphere of action and influence, the organization required dedicated, exclusive space.