School for Field Studies: Applied Research Techniques and Strategies toward Sustainability
(Atenas, Costa Rica)
Students learn about the ecological, natural resource management, and socioeconomic factors impacting protected areas and surrounding communities and farms in Costa Rica. Field exercises, research projects, and lectures introduce students to models of conservation, biodiversity protection, and development of Costa Rica’s national parks, within the context of the Costa Rican cultural application of conservation ecology.
In this research-intensive program, students develop relevant research questions that address local issues related to sustainability.
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