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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


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


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.


Come along for an unforgettable experience in Tropical Ecology

For more information, contact:

Dr. Joe Pollard


also see our web-page at:

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