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Study Abroad: Biology Summer Classes

Costa Rican Rain Forest

Rain Forest in Costa Rica | WikiCommons photo

Costa Rica June 1-15, 2014

Both BISC 441: Tropical Botany and BISC 220: Natural Resource Management: The Rain Forest will spend one week at La Selva Biological Station in the eastern topical lowlands of Costa Rica and one week at the University of Georgia-Costa Rica, just west of the continental divide near the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve in central Costa Rica.

Bisc 441: Tropical Botany
Field study of plants of tropical ecosystems with discussions regarding tropical plant diversity, ecology, and rain forest dynamics.

Typically taught during the May intersession every other year in Costa Rica by Marjorie Holland, professor of biology. This four credit hour course is scheduled for June 1 to 15, 2014.

map of Costa Rica

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Bisc 220: Natural Resource Management: The Rain Forest
A study of the natural resources of tropical regions with emphasis on forestry, agriculture, wildlife management, coastal development, and multi-use planning. May not be counted for a major or minor in biology.

Typically taught during the May intersession every other year in Costa Rica by Wendy Garrison. This four credit hour course is scheduled to be taught June 1 to 15, 2014 in Costa Rica by Steve Brewer, professor of biology.