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 Marino Ballena
- 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
- 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 in Selvatura Park, Monteverde
- Volunteer with the ASANA turtle conservation project
All activities are co-led by certified Costa Rican guides trained in tropical biology. This course requires students to participate in both the Fall 2015 Block II course and travel to Costa Rica.
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 321B