Experience Mamoní powers ecological restoration, inspires biological and cultural preservation, local stewardship and global environmental leadership through facilitating and curating hands-on learning, events and sustainable tourism.


Mark Knetsch
Mark Knetsch
CEO / Board of Directors
Anna Gili
Anna Gili
Business Development
Nico Armstrong
Nico Armstrong
Guide & Activities Coordinator
Ezequiel Coniglio
Ezequiel Coniglio
Photo & Video Journalism
Gabriel Salazar
Gabriel Salazar
Wilderness Guide
Leandro Toribio
Leandro Toribio
Facilities Caretaker
Kike Arias
Kike Arias
Indigenous affairs
Carlos Andrés González
Carlos Andrés González
Matthew Brewer
Matthew Brewer
Forestry - Consultant
Board of Directors
Board of Directors


Geoversity is an ecosystem of leaders and organizations collaborating in the pursuit of breakthroughs in human design, enterprise, and creative expression, inspired by Nature.

Fundación Geoversity (formerly Earth Train), is the Panamanian not-for-profit umbrella organization responsible for sustainable governance, conservation and development of all initiatives of both Geoversity and the Mamoní Valley Preserve.


Conveniently located 2 hours east of Panama’s international airport, and in the heart of the Mamoní Valley, lies our rainforest campus amidst land governed by the not-for-profit Mamoní Valley Preserve. Our efforts support its large-scale land conservation and habitat restoration within the 28,000-acre Upper Mamoní Valley Watershed and beyond. Our unique campus lies within the biological corridor that is the bridge for culture and wildlife throughout the Americas and home to many endemic and endangered species.

Mamoní Valley contains a mixture of tropical primary rainforest, advanced secondary forest, natural regeneration, plantations of native and exotic timber trees, and a patchwork of large pastures with areas of slash and burn agriculture.

Your participation contributes to this unique environment through research, sustainable practices, and community development programs that will allow the restoration of this fragile ecosystem– a cooperation for environmental conservation with livelihood goals.


Our rainforest campus, Centro Mamoní, is an off-grid facility where students, interns, researchers, and adventure-seekers help us achieve the goal of becoming 100% self sufficient. A site sustainably powered 24/7 by a unique hydro electric system with cabanas and hand-crafted furnishings built from locally salvaged hardwoods.

Nestled amidst the forest are six distinctive, open-air raised cabanas sleeping up to 26 guests in beds, or as many as 50 when combined with tents. All cabanas are equipped with plush beds, or private tents, showers, western flush toilets, and electricity — conveniently connected to the outside world via high-speed internet service.

Enjoy fresh meals containing organic locally grown ingredients in our open-air dining area. When not used for dining, this space is converted into our lecture and practice space for up to 50 guests.

Lounge peacefully in a hammock while hummingbirds fly overhead, swim laps in our 25m Olympic-length stream-fed natural pool, get creative in our amphitheatre, or get hands-on in our workshop or organic gardens.


Let us plan your next retreat in Panama with the help of our professional staff. We can help personalize your entire all-inclusive retreat at our rainforest campus, which can include a mix of adventures and activities throughout Panama.

Immerse yourself in nature space while our masseuse, chef, and professional bi-lingual staff take care of you from the moment you arrive in Panama. Whether it’s for health and wellness, leadership building, a celebration, science or biology; enjoy our comfortable, large open spaces ideal for group activities, workshops, or business planning.

Our open-air cabanas and facilities are nestled amidst the tropical rainforest where guests easily can reconnect with Mother Nature, while still having access to high-speed internet.

Contact us to see how our unique tropical setting, eco adventure activities and high level of service are ideal for your next group retreat.


What does a basic lodging look like for an Educational Trip student, Intern, Researcher, or Volunteer?
Students, interns, researchers, and volunteers stay in our private tents in our largest, shared cabaña that totals 2,605 square ft. (242 m2) and comes with hammocks, hot showers and flush toilets. Sleeping mats, bedding, and towels are also provided.
What does a basic lodging look like for Retreats?
Guests visiting for retreats stay in one of our private, open-air cabañas which are all equipped with hammocks, single or double beds, hot showers, and flush toilettes. Larger groups of over 26 will enjoy a mix of beds and private tents.
What should I expect to be eating?
Private chef and custom menus available upon request. Most of our meals are vegetarian but we also prepare meals with animal protein. Typical breakfast has a mix of cereals and grains, yogurts, breads, tropical fruits, and eggs. Lunch can be burritos, quesadillas, grilled cheeses, fresh salads, and tropical fruits. Dinners vary between rice, yucca and other tuber options with chicken, plantains, legumes, local veggies or salads. Meals are accompanied by fresh drinks made from local fruits and plants.
Do you cater to special diets?
Yes. Although in a remote area, we can accommodate most special diets for people with non-life-threatening allergies or special dietary needs. Unfortunately, we are not yet prepared for guests with severe allergies that put them at risk of anaphylactic shock.
Do you provide transportation or airport pick-up?
Private airport or hotel pick-up can be included in your program. We can help with other forms of transportation methods that best suit your needs.
Is capacity limited?
In short, yes. Space varies with each program and upon receiving your interest form you will be notified within 48hrs of availability.



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