Our first foray into wildlife research began as early as 2009, with the beginnings of a study into tamarin reproductive biology. In 2013, we acquired 501(c)3 accreditation and began to offer research training programs in field biology, as well as courses in tropical biology and field methods. In 2018, we expanded our focus to include bats, small mammals, and birds and also began an ongoing adventure in field-based conservation genomics laboratories. We currently offer research support to three field laboratories we assisted in establishing on three continents.
To date, we have trained 313 research scientists, providing an average of 2 scholarships per field course.