Earth Train

Earth Train provides the tools, networks and knowledge for young people to be leaders in biological and cultural conservation.

About the Project

Earth Train Foundation, a U.S. not-for-profit organization established in 1990, has been active in Panama since 2001.

We promote biocultural renewal—that is the practice of creating sustainable communities and institutions in harmony with nature and enriched with biological and cultural diversity.

We accomplish this through:

Peer-to-peer teaching and networking
Coaching and mentoring
Experiential learning
Creating learning organizations
Cultivating biocultural business

Social Impact

Our volunteer and intern programs put promising young people in contact with the mentors and the experiences they need to shape their futures as biocultural leaders. At the same time, they have the opportunity to leave a lasting mark on local communities and environments, as they develop and execute a variety of projects in concert with local communities and conservation experts.

NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organisation
Foundation Year
Contact Person
Earth Train Foundation
Where can you volunteer?
What can you do?
Casa Aguila - Intern dorms Yoga in the morning A Sloth near the Comedor The comedor Shoveling compost Going to milk cows Riding with the neighbors Casa Aguila - Intern dorms Toasting cashews Junglewood Planting in the garden La Zahina Falls Swimming at Junglewood The Comedor - our main lodge A sloth in our bamboo! Having fun at the river! An intern planting spinach A volunteer shoveling manure Horseback riding with the neighbors Casa Águila - our program dwellings ET Staff boating in the Mamoni River ET Staff diving from a waterfall Workshop students doing yoga in the Comedor Roasting cashews Youth program participants hiking A volunteer collecting breadfruit seeds Earth Train's Spotlight on Biocultural Leadershp Volunteer work A program collaboration with an indigenous group Casa Águila -- where you'd sleep An Adventure Learning Intensive Students in an Adventure Learning Intensive ET Staff boating down the Mamoní Students in an Adventure Learning Intensive Indigenous people from the Chagres region ET Staff jumping off a waterfall A sloth in our bamboo! Workshop participants doing Yoga in the Comedor Interns and volunteers having fun in the river The Comedor -- our main lodge