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06 June, 2017

Summer 2017: International Environmental Issues & Globalization

The group on a hanging bridge over the rain forest during a private reserve hike in the Northern Zone (above), and a waterfall stop along the way (right).

  Discussing sustainable energy in the classroom (right), 
and a visit to Peñas Blancas Hydroelectric Plant (above),
one of many such plants that contribute the vast majority
of the country's 98% renewable electricity mix.

Stream sampling (above) and bioassesment water quality analysis in the lab (below).

A presentation about traditional wooden cart manufacturing during a visit to a historical hydro-mechanical workshop.

Learning about watershed conservation and restoration: Theory in the classroom,
a water processing plant tour, and reforestation in the biological corredor watershed
that provides the local community with their drinking water.

Visiting a local farmers market where we tried various tropical fruits
and fresh-squeezed 
sugar cane juice.

Cristina and Becca helping make aloe vera gel during a visit to a woman's organic health care production facility. 

Two of the volunteer work assignments during the course: Cleaning out sediment from
the river where water is diverted for the micro-hydro plant (main picture),
and the group on a local farm where we planted medicinal plants.