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Author: Colin Orians

Schedule for Costa Rica Portion of the Course

Day Date Activity/Plan Stay
Thursday Dec 29 Transfer in and drive to La Selva La Selva
Friday Dec 30 Morning: Tour of La Selva Biological Station Lunch: Station
Afternoon: Forest Hike (20 Questions)
Evening: 1) Discussion: asking questions in ecological research
2) Plan for Independent Projects
La Selva
Saturday Dec 31 Morning and Afternoon: Independent Projects – Day 1
Lunch: Field Station
Afternoon: Forest Hike Evening Lecture: Guest Lecturer?
La Selva
Sunday Jan 1 Morning and Afternoon: Independent Field Projects – Day 2
Evening Lecture: TBA
La Selva
Monday Jan 2 Morning: Data Analysis
Lunch: Station
Afternoon: Drive to Sierpe
Sierpe
Tuesday Jan 3 Morning: Travel by Boat to Sirena (Corcovado National Park)
Lunch: Sirena
Afternoon: Orientation Walk
Evening: Plan for Independent Projects
Sirena
Wednesday Jan 4 Morning and Afternoon: Independent Projects – Day 1
Evening: Night Walk
Sirena
Thursday Jan 5 Morning and Afternoon: Independent Projects - Day 2
Evening: Lecture and Discussion
Sirena
Friday Jan 6 Morning: Data Analysis - Day 3
Afternoon: Preparation of Oral Presentations
Evening: Presentations of Group and Independent Projects
Sirena
Saturday Jan 7 Morning: Free Activity (Hiking, canoeing, swimming, etc.)
Afternoon & Evening: Write 1st Draft of Group Research Paper
Sirena
Sunday Jan 8 Boat to Golfito; Bus to Copey de Dota
Lunch: en route
Copey
Monday Jan 9 Morning: Complete and hand in 1st draft of Research Paper
Lunch: El Toucanet
Afternoon: Trip to Trout Farm
Evening: Revise Research Paper
Copey
Tuesday Jan 10 Morning & Afternoon: Coffee Production in Costa Rica
Lunch: Santa Maria de Dota
Evening: Discussion on Sustainable Development
Copey
Wednesday Jan 11 Morning: Avocado Plantation Lunch: El Toucanet
Afternoon: Sustainable Agriculture
Evening: Developing a Research Agenda for Copey Course Evaluations
Copey
Thursday Jan 12 Morning: Travel to San Jose
Afternoon: Explore San Jose
Evening: Farewell Dinner
SJO
Friday Jan 13 Transfer out