A group of 10 sophomores and two teachers with an interest in marine biology spent nine learning-filled days in Costa Rica over Spring Break. These adventure seekers joined with Ecology Project International and partnered with field researchers during an investigation of rainforest frogs and the nesting habits of leatherback turtles. Their work took them through the Veragua Rainforest, on a visit to the Pacuare Reserve, and to Cahuita National Park for a snorkel!
In addition to exploring diverse tropical ecosystems and contributing to ongoing local conservation practices, the students spent a day conducting their own research, which focused on the effects of nonpoint source pollution and trash generated on site. One of their favorite moments was meeting a group of Costa Rican high school students, who were veteran members of the program. Everyone brought back fabulous photos and plenty of great memories!