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Want to walk through a cloud forest canopy? Listen to howler monkeys and see sloths and exotic birds? Kayak in a mangrove forest? Volunteer for turtle conservation? Learn about sustainable ecotourism while traveling in Costa Rica? Take Ecotourism and Natural Resource Management and go to Costa Rica this Spring Break 2014!

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is pleased to announce...

RLS 27700 Ecotourism and Natural Resource Management G LA (2 cr.) 

Spring Break Trip to Costa Rica - March 8-16, 2014

Wed., Dec. 18
3-4 p.m. 
Center for Health Sciences 201

  • Stay in ecotourism lodges in Alajuela, Monteverde, Quepos, and Marino Ballena
  • Learn model sustainable ecotourism practices that protect natural resources and biodiversity, use organic methods, and support local communities and economies
  • Visit Manuel Antonio National Park to observe tropical wildlife and enjoy the ocean
  • Kayak in Terraba River Mangrove Forest
  • Visit family farms and sugar cane Trapiche near Quepos and talk with local farmers
  • Hike in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Take cloud forest canopy tour in Selvatura Park, Monteverde
  • Volunteer with ASANA turtle conservation project

All activities led by certified Costa Rican guides trained in tropical biology. Students will need to attend two pre-trip and one post-trip class sessions at IC (arranged according to students’ schedules).

ESTIMATED COST:  $2,996 (based on an enrollment of 10 students; includes airfare, lodging, meals, guides, vans, park and activity fees, airport tax, and travel insurance)

To apply for study abroad:

Trip pending final approval from the College.

For more information, contact Dr. Linda Heyne at 274-3050, or Smiddy 321B.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Linda Heyne at or (607) 274-3050. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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