Costa Rica: “An Ecology Study in Costa Rica”
The 2022 trip to Costa Rica has been canceled.
Become a steward of conservation for Costa Rican primates and felines by participating in hands-on research of these species.
Walk in the rainforest to track monkeys and collect data on their behaviors, numbers, age, social dynamics, and location. Work with Panthera Costa Rica to set up camera traps to try and photograph felines and their prey to aid in the conservation of wild cats. Field research and academic mini-courses on feline and primate biology, ecology of coastal ecosystems and rainforests, and biodiversity will all be delivered in order to develop environmentally literate participants. You will also enjoy snorkeling on a well-preserved reef and contribute to a worldwide citizen science project by surveying reef fish. Finally, immerse yourself in Tico culture by meeting locals while enjoying local customs and food.
July 5–13, 2022
Approximately $3,415 (includes application and insurance fee paid to Central Piedmont)
Once you are accepted into the program, the leader will provide additional information and how to submit payment .
Included in Program Fee
- round trip airfare
- in-country transportation
- most meals
- course supplies and activity fees
- full-time guide
Not Included in Program Fee
- passport fees
- Central Piedmont course registration associated with program
- personal expenses
You must register for the summer 2022 term.
If you are seeking academic credit for your participation, you must register for either:
- BIO 112 - Biology II
- HUM 120 - Cultural Studies
If you are not seeking to earn academic credit for your participation, you must register for TVL 7800 - non curriculum course.