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Field Studies in Costa RicaCosta Rican Flag

May 14-28, 2012

BISC 220 Natural Resource Management in Costa Rica (Study Abroad)
4 Semester hours

Visit and study in three diverse Costa Rica habitats (lowland tropical rainforest, upland tropical cloud forest, and volcano settings).  UM students will be picked up at the San Jose airport and transported to a hotel in San Jose.  The following morning the group will leave for the world-famous upland Monteverde cloud forest where they will assist with botanical and agricultural studies underway at Bosque Eterno de los Ninos (Children’s Eternal Forest).  Later, students will be transported to the La Selva Biological Station where they will live and study tropical streams and the associated rain forest for several days.  At the end of the trip, students will tour the Arenal National Park and study the volcanic mountains of  Costa Rica.

  • learn from UM faculty member Dr. Marge Holland and Dr. Wendy Garrison
  • hike to waterfalls and through the rain forest
  • live and eat meals in two picturesque tropical field stations and national park
  • enjoy canopy tours and sky walks through the cloud forest
  • experience rafting with toucans and howler monkeys

Courses:
4 hrs BISC 220, Natural Resource Management [for non-biology majors]
4 hrs BISC 441, Tropical Botany

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