Post: Teachers' Course in Costa Rica
Posted by Nancy Aitken on 4/07/05
Campanario Biological Station
Habitats and Culture of Costa Rica
College Level Course for Degree Applicable Credit
or Professional Development Credit
2-week session for 2 semester credit hours 3-week session
for 4 semester credit hours
Habitats and Culture of Costa Rica offers an environmental
overview of present day Costa Rica that emphasizes the
natural history of its diverse landscapes as well as the
language and customs of the people. You as a student,
journey across Costa Rica’s extraordinary geography: from
coral reef to once-glaciated peaks of volcanic rock,
experiencing cloud forests, lowland rainforests, and
mangrove swamps. Along the way, you will learn about
typical menus, rural schools, and the practices of tropical
agriculture. You will receive instruction in the basics of
conversational Spanish, participate in a service project,
and investigate the flora and fauna of different
eco-systems. Your goal is to gain an understanding of Costa
Rica’s environment within a cultural context. Several days
of residence at the remote Campanario field station on the
Osa Peninsula anchor the course and provide a setting for
conducting field investigations.
Cooperating Organizations: Proyecto Campanario: A
conservation initiative in the Osa Peninsula dedicated to
protecting what remains of the lowland tropical rain
forests of the region. Campanario will be overseeing the
natural history and research component of the course.
Institute for Central American Studies (ICAS): Oversees the
Spanish language, Costa Rican history and culture, and
Central America politics component in San José.
Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education: Offers the
course for academic or professional development credit.
Habitats and Culture of Costa Rica includes: *lodging for
course duration *3 meals daily with natural beverages
*visits to different ecosystems, reserves, and localities
*entrances to all parks and excursion sites *in-country
transportation *academic program, instructors, and some
Write/E-mail/Call us for information on course outline,
itinerary, fees, and registration procedures.
Proyecto Campanario Tel: +506 - 258-5778 * Fax: +506 -
256-0374 E-mail: [email protected] * URL:
Leslie Harley Marketing Campanario Staff
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