Twenty keen and adventurous students travelled to Costa Rica this month to explore one of the most biodiverse places on the planet as part of our Ecology & Culture complimentary course.

Students got to discover flora and fauna hands-on, studying adaptations to the various natural environments, including the tropical dry forest, tropical wet forest and coastal ecosystems. While the students encountered countless species of animals, one of the most unique was the Sloth Moth, an insect that lives its life entirely in the fur of a sloth!

They were also completely immersed in local culture, staying with a homestay family and experiencing their traditions, food and everyday life. They learned about the history, economy, and culture of Costa Rica and participated in farming, fishing and tourism activities, understanding how local people earn a living.

The students will be presenting their adventure in an information session this Thursday, February 1st at 10:00 in room 4C.1. Stop by to hear about their experiences, especially if you are a student who is interested in registering for Winter 2019! Remember it is a complimentary course, open to all students.

If you are interested in learning more about the course but cannot attend the presentation, please contact the Environmental Science Coordinator; Richard Calve,


Last Modified: August 22, 2018