Learn about how you can study in Costa Rica today in PY 405 from 3 – 4 p.m.
TU Environmental Education and Service Learning in the Tropics
Study in Costa Rica this summer with Professor Sarah Haines. This program provides a unique opportunity for students to use nationally recognized environmental education materials from Project Learning Tree (a division of the American Forest Foundation) in a tropical setting. Students will use Project Learning Tree materials to apply ecological concepts to environmental education and the use and management of natural resources in Costa Rica. Students will work side-by-side with local community members to complete environmental action projects. Through hands on experience, participants will develop an awareness and appreciation for the local culture and environment.
The program is based at the Selva Verde Lodge and Rainforest Reserve – a haven for nature enthusiasts, hikers, birders and general travelers. Committed to conservation and preservation, Selva Verde carries and supports the Certification for Sustainable Tourism.
Program highlights include excursions to Irazu Valcano, the Totuguero National Park, and the Monte Verde Cloud Forest.
Participants will stay at lodges and hotels with students sharing rooms. Accommodations include the Selva Verde Lodge located in the heart of the rainforest
Students will choose one of the following courses:
BIOL 382 Environmental Education and Service Learning in the Tropics (3 credits)
BIOL 582 Environmental Education and Service Learning in the Tropics (grad only; 3 credits)
ELED majors can substitute for BIOL 303 Life Sciences. Students may fulfill units toward their Latin American Studies elective requirements in consultation with the Latin American Studies program director prior to departure
More program information is available online.