Field Course in Tropical Biology and Conservation
This course is designed to introduce students to many of the major issues in tropical ecology and conservation. They learn how to apply modern field techniques to generate and test hypotheses. In addition, they will learn about the threats to the biological diversity of tropical ecosystems resulting from human activities.
Students enrolled in the course spend 3 weeks in Costa Rica over winter break with Dr. Oscar Rocha, invited faculty from Kent State University and tropical biologists from the Universidad de Costa Rica. The course is taught every other year and accommodates up to 20 undergraduate students. Alumni describe the course as “life-changing.”
Kent State is a member of the Organization of Tropical Studies (OTS)