The Biology Department will use the Winter 2016 term in January to get away! Twelve students and two biology faculty will travel to Costa Rica for twelve days as part of the three-credit ENV 320 Environmental Field Studies course. The students will develop research questions before they go to Costa Rica where they will study the unique habitats and rare species that reside all around the country. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research at two field stations during their trip. They will also visit hot springs, waterfalls, active volcanoes, cloud forest, and beaches, as well as participate in zip line, white water rafting and safari boat tours.

Last January students took a trip to the Galapagos Island where they were able to see the famous Galapagos turtles, “Middle of the World”(pictured above),  volcanoes, islands, museums, and Charles Darwin’s Research Station. We know the students are going to have a blast and we look forward to hearing stories and seeing pictures from this year’s trip to Costa Rica.