Field Course


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2016 Field Course

The Las Nubes field course in Costa Rica has been running for over a decade and offers students the chance to learn about sustainable development, tropical ecology, Indigenous issues and much more. We visit multiple locations in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica, spending a week in York’s Eco-Campus that is part of a biological corridor.

Each day we have a number of different activities, such as visiting a wind farm, hiking, learning about sustainable coffee farming and meeting with Indigenous communities, as well as participating in a community festival. On the field course we stay in a mix of homestays and hotels.

In May 2016, the field course will comprise two classes for undergraduates (3rd or 4th-year), enabling students to complete 9 credits of work over a 2-3 week period at the beginning of Summer:

  • ENVS 4810 6.0 Ecology and Sustainability in Costa Rica (taught by Felipe Montoya)
  • ENVS 4215 3.0 Globalization and Indigenous peoples (taught by Ravi de Costa)

The following graduate course will also be offered:

  • ENVS 6399 6.0 Field Workshop in Environmental Studies in Costa Rica (taught by Felipe Montoya)

Course dates: May 5-23, 2016

Course cost: $1950

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