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Costa Rica Study Abroad Trip Teaches Biodiversity Through Hands-On Experiences

The Costa Rican Natural History study abroad trip, led by FNR faculty affiliates Barny Dunning and Reuben Goforth, offers students the opportunity to explore biodiversity and Costa Rican societal values in a variety of ecosystems. The 10-day excursion includes birding, boat trips and hiking, while exposing students to sustainable management of tourism, conservation in Costa Rica, and hands-on experiences in wildlife and aquatic sciences, including marine biology.