This banner shows students working in the forestry reserve and children celebrating Guanacaste Day in Costa Rica.

Spring break programs to Belize and Costa Rica

The summer program to Costa Rica previously directed by Professor Richard Andrus is not currently running.

However, a spring break program to Costa Rica is available under the direction of Professor Julian Shepherd. You must be enrolled in a specific spring semester course in order to be eligible to participate:

Costa Rica: Tropical Ecology & Conservation - BIOL 472 - 4 Credits

Ecology of tropical environments, emphasizing ecology of rain forests, cloud forests and disturbed areas. Special attention given to insect/plant interactions, bird ecology and the place of humans in the environment. Includes a 10-day field trip to Costa Rica over spring recess. Prerequisites: consent of instructor; two field biology courses from the following: BIOL 355 (or 373) preferred, BIOL 370, BIOL 374 (ENVI 361), BIOL 371, 375, 377, 379, 455, 459, 469, 475 476, 477.

If you are interested in this program, contact the professor in the fall semester prior:

Professor Julian Shepherd
Office: Science III - G50
Phone: 607-777-6538
Email: jshepher@binghamton.edu

and, a spring break program to Belize is available under the direction of Professor Curt Pueschel. You must be enrolled in a specific spring semester course in order to be eligible to participate:

Belize: Tropical Marine Biology - Biol 471 - 4 Credits

Description: Fauna, flora and ecology of tropical marine communities, including coral reefs, seagrass beds, rocky shorelines and mangrove swamps. Prepares students for a week-long field trip to a tropical marine laboratory. Lecture/discussion/laboratory. Prerequisites: BIOL 117, swimming skills and consent of instructor. Recommended prerequisite: BIOL 352.

If you are interested in this program, contact the professor in the fall semester prior:

Professor Curt M Pueschel
Office: Science III - G88
Phone: 607-777-2602
Email: curtp@binghamton.edu

Last Updated: 8/21/14