The rainforest is not just for those interested in science. Some of our students like to combine ecology with art. These are pencil sketches one of our students drew of amphibians found during a night hikes.
You will feel like you and your group are the only people on earth as you take in the rolling mountains, the misty rainforest, and the sounds of the crashing ocean. (Horseback riding is optional). Transportation Method #3
For many students, being able to traverse these remote beaches and wade through rivers on horseback is a climax to their Costa Rican experience.
Almost every hike requires us to cross a river. You should expect to get your feet wet. We recommend a trail running shoe. These shoes are light, have excellent tread, and generally have mesh sides that will allow adequate drainage, along with plenty of aeration and a removable sole for a quicker drying.
Macaws like this one sitting in an almond tree, are easily photographed. Because of habitat loss, collection for the pet trade, and pressure to find nesting cavities the Corcovado National Park is one of the last places in the world to see this bird in the wild.
With more than 850 species of birds, all found within a tight geographic area, Costa Rica offers birders of all levels of expertise and unrivaled bird watching experience during their stay in the country. King Vulture Chestnut Mandibled Toucan
Whitney Young is traveling to Costa Rica this Spring Break. The total cost, including airfare, food, lodging and all study materials is $1995. For more information, or if you are interested in joining us for this experience, talk to Ms. Benz in the Science Department (room 318, 321 or 322).