UNCP Students Travel to Costa Rica (June 2011)
Eleven students and Dr. Debby Hanmer spent two weeks this summer (June 15-28) exploring some of the ecosystems of Costa Rica. The study-abroad course “Natural History of Costa Rica” includes field trips and excursions to study first-hand the biological complexities of the tropics.
Everyone enjoyed visiting chocolate, coffee and pineapple plantations. A visit to a local rural school to plant 100 trees with the students was a highlight.
When asked to summarize the experience, Sierra Edwards wrote “EYE OPENER. That's it in a nutshell. My eyes were opened to new conservation techniques and efforts, the humbled lifestyle they enjoy, and the appreciation of nature, the way God intended it to be. Everything is simplified, and sometimes that's all you really need.”
Start planning now to participate in 2013. Contact Dr. Debby Hanmer for more information.
Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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