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06 June, 2022

Summer 2022: International Environmental Issues & Globalization


Outdoor learning & volunteer work in La Fortuna:

Learning the history of the ecolodge we stayed at from the founder (left top),

a Deep Ecology field activity (left bottom),

and making wild bee traps to establish colonies for honey production (below).

The course included field visits to a premontane forest, cloud forest, and lowland rain forest (left & below).
Some of the wildlife we encountered along the way...

Learning about indicators of water quality in rivers and streams (right) before applying that knowledge in a stream (with a gorgeous waterfall) near San Ramon (below).


A reforestation activity with a community water administrator in Palmares
(left & below).


Learning about marine ecology of the Pacific Coast: Commercial fish and shrimp production research, and social-cultural impacts on marine ecosystems.