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January 6, 2017

Hello! and welcome to our Costa Rica class blog. This blog was created to showcase the awesome adventures our UNIV 392 course will have in Costa Rica  We are leaving Sunday morning at 4am and will have 10 full days of service learning, traveling, sight-seeing, and cultural-learning experiences. 

 

To give you all a little bit of knowledge on who we are and what this class is, attached below is our course description: 

 

"COURSE DESCRIPTION Students comprise an interdisciplinary learning community that conducts field research and service learning in Las Baulas National Park, Arenal National Park, and Monteverde Tropical Reserve during spring break. Through participation in community-based environmental research, students analyze relationships between the many contexts that affect conservation: science, history, education, language, economics, policy, social psychology, and culture at local, national, and international levels. In addition to the trip, students will participate in orientation meetings prior to departure and in recap meetings and a formal presentation upon returning to campus. A lab fee will be assessed to cover the costs of overseas travel."

 

We are all CI students who filled out an application to embark on this journey and were lucky enough to be chosen. The class began during the fall semester in August 2016 and for 4 months, our class would meet every Tuesday to discuss details about the trip and began planning our research. After we come back from our trip, our adventure is still not over since we will be presenting our research during a poster presentation in April....so stay tuned until then!

 

 

 

Here is the image that we, as a class, decided on for our course T-shirts. Hope you like it just as much as we do!

 

[Back Design]                                                                                                                                                              [Front Design]

 

 

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