Free Membership. This Membership is designed for educational centers, and allows for us to take our marine conservation message to a great number of primary education and high school students, and involve them in our campaigns. This initiative was born in 2009, thanks to the support of two national corporations, Mama Activa and Madre Selva. Together, we created “Lets Save the Sea Turtles” campaign.
The Member Institution commits to allowing Pretoma personnel 30 minutes to dictated a lecture to the students on the conservation of sea turtles, sharks, and Marine Protected Areas as conservation tools.
Students are urged to raise funds for the conservation of sea turtles on Costa Rican nesting beaches, by purchasing a sticker for ₡500 (about 1US$). If the institution can raise 1 million colones (about US$2K), it can opt to adopt a sea turtle or shark tagged with a satellite transmitter, and baptize it with the name of the institution.