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Costa Rica - Tropical Conservation and Ecology
Carara National Park, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Travel Course
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Prerequisite Requirements:
Fall semester, or prior, enrollment in ENV SCI 102 or BIO 203, Graduate status, Instructor permission
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Faculty Leader(s):
Dr. Kevin Fermanich, Dr. Mathew Dornbush, Dr. Rachel Russell
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Environmental Science, Public & Environmental Affairs
General Education course coverage:
Ethnic Studies, Nat & Physical Science, NPS1, NPS2, WC/Global Culture
Program Description:

Costa Rica

sa rica 1Pure 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.


Program Design

RICA S14This 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.


sa rica 2Students stay in a biological station at Carara National Park and hotels during excursions.  Meals are also provided.






Eligibility Requirement

RICA S14 4This travel program involves sternuous activities in tropical environments.  To protect the health and safety of participants, all applicantswill be tested for physical fitness.


This program is currently not accepting applications.