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Natural History: Environmental Education in Costa Rica (ENVS 4120)

Natural History: Environmental Education in Costa Rica (ENVS 4120)

Course Code: ENVS 4120
Course Date: to
Course Instructor: Leesa Fawcett
 

Course Description

Experiencing, appreciating and recognizing the biodiversity of the tropical forests in the Las Nubes area, while considering the community and environmental education of the region is the intention of this course. By studying the beliefs, theories and practices of naturalists (e.g. Darwin, Alexander Skutch and contemporary Costa Rican scholars), we will critically interpret differing historical narratives and images of nature. In the field, with close observation, students will describe and document the lives of mammals, amphibians, birds, plants, and insects in the Las Nubes area, the greater corridor, and its watershed. The over-arching course goal is to continue to build place-based eco-social knowledge and to translate that learning into critical environmental education initiatives and citizen science for the surrounding, interdependent human and more-than human communities.

Course Gallery

Summer 2022

The course ran from June 4-13, 2022. The instructor was Dr. Leesa Fawcett from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.

Summer 2019

The course ran from May 21-30, 2019. The instructor was Dr. Leesa Fawcett from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.

Summer 2018

The course ran from June 11-20, 2018. The instructor was Dr. Leesa Fawcett from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. (Photos courtesy of Jessica Buckley).

Summer 2017

The course ran from May 31 to June 9, 2017. The instructor was Dr. Leesa Fawcett from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. (Photos courtesy of Helen Davidko)

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