Ecotourism and Natural Resource Management in Costa Rica G LA (3 cr.) Fall 2015, Block II, M 4-5:15 pm

Travel to Costa Rica: January 4-12, 2016

While in Costa Rica students will:

  • Stay in ecotourism lodges in Alajuela, La Amistad, Monteverde, and the Osa Peninsula
  • Learn model sustainable ecotourism practices that protect natural resources and biodiversity, use organic methods, and support local communities and economies
  • Hike through La Amistad International Park to observe tropical wildlife and the regeneration of primary and secondary tropical rainforests
  • Walk through the Mangrove Forest along the Golfo Dulce Coast
  • Learn about indigeneous people of Costa Rica at Spheres Park, a World Heritage Site
  • Talk with local people about conservation and sustainability practices
  • Hike in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Tour the cloud forest canopy on Sky Walk Hanging Bridges in Selvatura Park, Monteverde

Estimated cost: $2,450 + airfare (based on 10 students enrolled--includes lodging, meals, guides, vans, park admissions, travel insurance)

Please apply for study abroad with the Office of International Programs.

Application due: Monday, October 5 ($35 application fee).

Deposit due: Monday, October 19 ($500 deposit)

Final payment due: Friday, November 20


For more information, contact:

Dr. Linda Heyne

Smiddy Hall 313

Dr. Patrick Lewis

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