Costa Rica Science Exploration
The Costa Rica Science and Sustainability Trip is a nine-day adventure during the March vacation period. We stay at CIRENAS, a small non-profit educational center located on the Nicoya Peninsula on the Central Pacific Coast. There is an educational arc learning about natural ecology, sustainability, and the impact of human activity in this very special environment.
Some of the educational activities include hiking with a naturalist guide, water testing in the Ario River, tidal pool inventorying, mangrove swamp kayaking and a visit to a sea turtle hatchery. Most meals are prepared in the traditional Costa Rican manner. There is also a large component of fun and adventure, taking advantage of some of the many recreational opportunities on the peninsula. These include surfing, a zipline canopy tour, beach time, snorkeling, hiking to and swimming underneath a large waterfall, a night out at a very nice restaurant and a little shopping. Every day combines educational activities with recreation and down time.
Students participating in the Costa Rica trip are guaranteed to get out of their comfort zone and experience nature and a new culture in ways that will be new and challenging to them. For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Zins or Mr. Dave Wilson.