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Melanie Colón

Field Course: The Osa Peninsula - Conservation in Action

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Host Organisation: Field Projects International Course Dates: Dec. 11 - Dec. 23, 2017 Application Deadline: November 6, 2017 Course link: https://fieldprojects.org/course/costa-rica/ Course Description: The Osa Peninsula is one of the last pristine rainforest areas in Costa Rica, and an ideal location to learn best methods in field research and conservation. Approximately 50% of the course is devoted to hands-on teaching of practical field skills, 30% to learning about local threats to biodiversity and observing conservation initiatives in action, and 20% to developing an independent project that teaches participants how to pitch a conservation program grounded in research. Participants spend the majority of their time in the field, learning by doing, taking full advantage of the amazing diversity that surrounds them. Evenings consist of downtime, short lectures, and discussions of select articles. A primary goal of this field course is to impart skills that will benefit participants in any natural environment they choose to work. We will focus on habituated groups of squirrel monkeys, capuchins, howlers and spider monkeys on site. Students will also be able to participate in Osa Conservation's sea turtle breeding and monitoring program, for a different conservation perspective. As such, in theory this course could be taught anywhere, but it shouldn't be. The Osa Peninsula covers https://fieldprojects.org/course/costa-rica/ to set up your fundraising page. Course Dates: Dec. 11 - Dec. 23, 2017 Application Deadline: November 6, 2017

 

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