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William Beebe TRS
Beebe's bedroom

Accommodations & Facilities

The William Beebe Tropical Research Station can sleep 20 people in four-person dormitory rooms and the main building includes a central dining hall. Accommodations include rooms with single bed or bunk beds, and communal bathroom with shower. Visitors should indicate when making a reservation whether they are prepared to share a room with one or two other people. (If you reserve the room as a private room, you will be the only one(s) in that room.)

All linens are supplied. Rooms do not have television or telephones. A washer and dryer and a common-use refrigerator, stove and a specimen-freezer are also available at the field station. Cutlery and crockery are provided by the WBTRS.

Laboratory (equipment, library, Internet access, etc.)
Although the Research Station has bench space for basic laboratory manipulation of specimens, researchers are advised to bring all their required laboratory equipment.

Miscellaneous (transportation, local field assistance, etc.)
The WBTRS can easily be accessed by car and is approximately one hour’s drive from the capital city and 45 minutes from Port-of-Spain’s Piarco International Airport. Researchers are advised that they should secure a rental vehicle for transportation to and from the field station during their stay, as the WBTRS is not on a route regularly serviced by the public transportation system. In addition, researcher should note that the nearest town (Arima) is only easily accessed by car, and that they should expect to have to obtain their provisions from this and other nearby towns.

Those researchers who require advice on potential research sites and/or require occasional assistance with logistics can obtain such advice from the resident Research Assistant at the WBTRS. Researchers requiring more systematic field assistance should indicate this on their application to the WBTRS/Simla Manager. Please contact the Manager, well in advance.

Rates at the WBTRS are currently USD $25.00/day. Researchers requiring housing for more than 10 individuals, or expecting to stay at the WBTRS for a period greater than 4 months can call the Conservation manager for group discount rates.

Research Project Request
Permission to conduct research at the William Beebe Tropical Research Station can be obtained by completing and returning the WBRS Research Application Form or by writing to the Conservation Manager, Asa Wright Nature Centre, PO Box 4710, Arima, Trinidad, West Indies.

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