1993: Jon Kohl served in Costa Rica in San Jose beginning in 1993

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1993: Jon Kohl served in Costa Rica in San Jose beginning in 1993

1993: Jon Kohl served in Costa Rica in San Jose beginning in 1993

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jon Kohl can be contacted at jkohl-peacecorpsajonkohldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Environmental Education

Cities you served in: San Jose

Arrival Year: 1993

Departure Year: 1995

Work Description:

I was in charge of primary education at the National Zoo of Costa Rica. I also developed a solid waste curriculum for city using a 17 vignette children's story and curricular guide. See more information at http://jonkohl.com/publications/lejos.htm

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Received masters at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Worked 6.5 years with RARE Center for Tropical Conservation, developing ecotourism and park management capacity building programs. I was stationed in Honduras and Guatemala. Now I am a conservation consultant and freelance writer. See www.jonkohl.com

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

PC launched me in a career of conservation and communication and on 23 May 2004 I marry Marisol Mayorga, a tica I met at the Zoo.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

If you are in need of a consultant or writer about conservation, sustainability, international development, ecotourism, interpretation, look me up!

Originally posted: April 25, 2004

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By Jonathan Kohl ( on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 5:42 pm: Edit Post

Please note that a current email for me (Jonathan Kohl 93-95 Costa Rica) is jk-costaricaajonkohldcom.

I have moved back to Costa Rica with Costa Rican wife and son and am working to establish the Querencia Experimental Center for Carbon Neutral Communities, which includes an ecovillage. see www.querencia.co.cr and www.jonkohl.com

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