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Natural History of Costa Rica

A new international studies program for science majors and minors has been developed and implemented at Georgia Southwestern State University. The Natural History of Costa Rica Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about tropical biology and Central American geology through field experiences and directed study. It demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of science in a region characterized by amazing biological and geological diversity. Coursework focuses on the regional geology, climate, ecosystems, and biologic diversity of Costa Rica, while field trips to the coastal and interior regions and active volcanoes of Poas and Arenal show the relationship between elevation, climate, soil type and biodiversity. Field experiences are structured so that selected geologic and biologic processes and features are observed and discussed at each field stop. Participants complete field logs and answer specific questions based on the field guide, assigned readings and field experiences.



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