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Sustainable Tropics: Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is one of the best examples of sustainable development in the world. On this educational workshop, students will study conservation and sustainable development as they visit tropical montane forests, cloud forests and tropical dry forests. Along the way, students will see some of Costa Rica’s amazing diversity, from parrots to howler monkeys and poison dart frogs to bats.

Students learn field science techniques, delve into cultural studies and work hand-in-hand with Costa Rican students on a service project. They study ecotourism and learn about sustainable and fair trade issues. Preparatory curriculum explores Costa Rican culture, biodiversity, fair trade and current issues in conservation.

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