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Tropical Forest Restoration in Costa Rica
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Tropical Forest Restoration in Costa Rica

The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is offering an exciting 10-day intensive tropical forest restoration course in the spectacular setting of the highlands of southern Costa Rica.

8/12/2018 to 8/21/2018
When: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Where: Las Cruces Biological Station & Wilson Botanical Garden
Costa Rica
Contact: Amanda Wendt
(919) 684-5155

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This course exposes you to cutting edge research and allows you to engage with local and international leading experts in the field. You will learn
about ecological, financial, and socio-political components of forest restoration and discuss aspects of the scale of restoration projects and the challenges facing their implementation. During this course, we will explore successful restoration projects, engage quality science that guides and accompanies them, and work hands-on with local restoration research efforts. Las Cruces Biological Station & Wilson Botanical Garden Las Cruces Research Station, a biological station famous for research in tropical forest restoration and conservation in rural and agricultural landscapes, will be the home base for the course. Las Cruces contains the spectacular Wilson Botanical Garden, one of the leading botanical gardens in Central America and a center for local environmental education. Side trips from the station will highlight restoration projects and provide memorable experiences of other nearby ecosystems.

*Includes lodging, meals and transportation in Costa Rica. (Does not include flight to Costa Rica)

Who Should Apply
We welcome participants from all disciplines and career paths. This course is for anyone interested in tropicalforest landscape restoration. No previous education experience necessary. You must be at least 18 years old.

Application Instructions
1. Complete online registration
2. Please send a deposit of $200 to:
Organization for Tropical Studies
Attn: Enrollment Management - Short Courses
PO Box 90630
Durham, NC 27708-0630

Questions: or call (919) 684-5155