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Winter 2020

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Costa Rica

Gatton Academy's Costa Rican Biodiversity Studies and Research


The success of the course is dependent on a better understanding of the food, land and people of the area as each relates to sustainability.


Learning Outcomes

  • This course will expose students to many aspects of tropical biology while exploring habitats in a biodiversity hot-spot.
  • Students will experience several of the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on the planet in a tropical environment.
  • Students will have hands on research experiences conducting forest based projects.
  • Through this course they will develop an understanding of evolution, diversity, ecology and behavior of many organisms that live in a variety of terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
  • This course will also assist students in developing critical thinking skills while engaging in hands-on research.


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  • Biology 285

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