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Tropical Ecology Program Costa Rica 2014. Dr. Joe Pollard and Dr. John Quinn. Tropical Ecology 2010 Tropical Ecology (BIO-341): on-campus during Spring semester Field Studies in Tropical Ecology (BIO-342): Costa Rica May Experience. Academic issues.

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Tropical Ecology ProgramCosta Rica 2014

Dr. Joe Pollard

and

Dr. John Quinn


Tropical Ecology 2010

Tropical Ecology (BIO-341): on-campus during Spring semester

Field Studies in Tropical Ecology (BIO-342): Costa Rica May Experience


Academic issues

  • Program includes a two-credit course in spring term and a two-credit study-away in Costa Rica during May Experience.

  • Lectures, lab, and an exam in spring.

  • Tests, reports, and projects during the trip.

  • Courses count toward

    • Biology major

    • Latin-American Studies concentration

    • Environmental Studies concentration

  • See informational flyer for more details.


Who should apply?

  • Ideal course for anyone studying ecology, conservation, or environmental sciences. (But the only pre-requisite is a biology course)

  • You should have a genuine curiosity about the natural world.

  • You should be enthusiastic about field study under conditions that can sometimes be primitive or uncomfortable.

  • A wide range of students including pre-meds and non-scientists have gone this trip and enjoyed it.


What does it cost?

  • No extra charge for tuition.

  • Travel charges for spring study-away are currently estimated at $3500, but may be less depending on air fare.

  • This includes:

    • Air and Ground Transportation

    • Lodging

    • Meals

    • Entrance fees

    • Taxes

Everything except the souvenirs


Costa Rica – 2014


Costa Rica - 2014


San José


The Dry Pacific Slope


The Dry Pacific Slope


Palo Verde Biological Station


Palo Verde Biological Station


Palo Verde - White-faced Capuchin


Palo Verde - Howler Monkeys


Ctenosaur


Cloud Forest in the Mountains


Monteverde Preserve


Monteverde Preserve


Volcan Arenal


Volcan Arenal


Volcan Arenal

Feb. '06

The Lodge


Lowland Rainforest


La Selva Biological Station


Lab Building, La Selva


Dorm room, La Selva


La Selva - Lowland Rain Forest


La Selva - Base of a huge tree


La Selva - Fer de Lance


La Selva - Kinkajou


Students in the rain forest


Coastal Forest


Manuel Antonio National Park


Manuel Antonio National Park


Back to San José; return home


As one student said, "it's like walking through the pages of National Geographic..."


Application Process

  • Compared to other May-X courses, applications are due much earlier, so you can also enroll in the spring-semester course on campus.

  • Formal application will occur in fall.

    • Apply through “Horizons” on Study-Away website.

    • Due by Fall Break.

  • If interested, please complete the brief “pre-application” form NOW.

    • http://eweb.furman.edu/~pollard/costarica


Come along for an unforgettable experience in Tropical Ecology

For more information, contact:

Dr. Joe Pollard

294-3244

[email protected]

also see our web-page at:

http://eweb.furman.edu/~pollard/costarica


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