Friday, March 11, 2016

DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses 2016 - Costa Rica

  • Do you have an interest in primates, tropical ecology and/or conservation?
  • Are you looking to gain valuable field experience?
  • Would you like to learn about other cultures?
  • Would you like to learn more about yourself?

Danta is pleased to announce our 2016 summer session field courses in tropical biology. Our course are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

DANTA operates on a cooperative and collaborative teaching model with multiple international instructors on each course. Co-instruction allows for more individualized instruction, and the sharing and appreciation of different ideas. Visiting scholars are often incorporated into the curriculum to broaden student experience.

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Hope to see you in Costa Rica!

Primate Behavior and Conservation
Dates: June 15-July 10, 2016
Program Fee: $3100
Guest Lecturer: Dr. Christina Campbell
Application deadline: May 15, 2016

Human Ecology and Tropical Conservation
Dates: June 27 – July 10, 2016
Program fee: $2300
Instructor: Dr. Janette Wallis
Application Deadline: May 15, 2016

Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation
Dates: July 15- July 29, 2016
Program Fee: $2300
Application deadline: May 15, 2016

Tropical Rain Forest and Wildlife Conservation
Dates: August 6-19, 2016
Program fee: $2300
Application deadline: May 15, 2016

Enrollment is limited to 15 students for each course. The courses are open to both credit and non-credit seeking students. University credit can potentially be arranged through your home institution.

For more information please contact:
Kimberly A. Dingess
DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics
304 12th Avenue West
Huntington, WV 25701-3039