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|Program Type:||Travel Course||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Prerequisite Requirements:||Fall semester, or prior, enrollment in ENV SCI 102 or BIO 203, Graduate status, Instructor permission||Housing Options:||Cabins/Campground/Bunkhouses|
|Faculty Leader(s):||Dr. Kevin Fermanich, Dr. Mathew Dornbush, Dr. Rachel Russell||Number of Credits:||3|
|Faculty leader email:||firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org||Courses/Disciplines:||Environmental Science, Public & Environmental Affairs|
|General Education course coverage:||Ethnic Studies, Nat & Physical Science, NPS1, NPS2, WC/Global Culture|
Pure life, or "Pura Vida" as they say in Costa Rica -- come experience this approach to life and the environment. Costa Ricais internationally known for its leadership in ecological conservation and commitment to the environment. It is known most for its large number of beautiful beaches and forests rich with biodiversity. You will love your Costa Rica experience for its many treasures, from white beaches to the wonderful plant and animal life in the rain forest.
This service-learning travel course puts UW-Green Bay's vision and values into action by inviting students and faculty from a broad cross-section of disciplines to participate in hands-on service learning with the facilities and staff of the Carara National Park in Costa Rica. This nationally designated biological reserve is in a Pacific Coast rainforest and has areas of dry, wet and cloud forest. The 12,952-acre reserve is one of Costa Rica's last habitats for scarlet macaws and has rich biodiversity. Due to its location, the reserve has received neither large numbers of tourists nor extensive scientific study.
Students stay in a biological station at Carara National Park and hotels during excursions. Meals are also provided.
This travel program involves sternuous activities in tropical environments. To protect the health and safety of participants, all applicantswill be tested for physical fitness.