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High Schools

High Schools

The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change offers a 10-day program for high school students at our EcoCampus and other locations in Southern Costa Rica. This field course is intensive and rich in experiences that range from food production, forest ecosystems, indigenous issues, Costa Rican history and rural culture and biodiversity conservation. If you would

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Getting Started Quick overview of courses, length, number of credits, and relevant information before you enroll Explore Courses Search the courses offered at Las Nubes EcoCampus Registration & Enrollment Step by step information, including eligibility, saving your spot, financial information, and more Pre-Departure Planning Trip preparation, and mandatory and course orientation sessions While in Costa

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Las Nubes Student Association (LNSA)

Las Nubes Student Association (LNSA)

The Las Nubes Student Association (LNSA) is an organized student group at York University that was initiated to promote sustainable ecological conservation and social sustainability practices in the biological corridor of the Las Nubes region of Costa Rica. At the LNSA, we aim to create awareness about the Las Nubes project, and to get students

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ExpoCOBAS

ExpoCOBAS

Every year we celebrate the Alexander Skutch Festival on the weekend closest to his birthday, May 20th. This date coincides with the Semester Abroad, and so the Festival serves as a space that gathers together York students and local communities. The Festival began in 2013 and was started by Professor Felipe Montoya as a space

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Research

Research

The permanent presence of Las Nubes in the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor and its ongoing relationship with local and regional communities and stakeholders give us a privileged position to carry out long-term research. Las Nubes supports student research through research grants and promotes Faculty research projects in collaboration with partners outside York University. Research emphasis

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Education

Education

Las Nubes Project has dedicated a great part of its efforts to educate Canadian and Costa Rican students, as well as local communities within the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor (COBAS – Spanish Acronym), on environmental issues and sustainable practices. By the mid-2000s, Las Nubes Project had established a field course focused on tropical ecology, sustainability

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Las Nubes EcoCampus

Las Nubes EcoCampus

Located on the Pacific slope of the Talamanca Range and within the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor in Southern Costa Rica, the Las Nubes EcoCampus sits on 427.7 acres of land that include the Lillian Meighen Wright Centre landmark building, the Casita Azul community library, and several conservation areas, including the Las Nubes Biological Reserve. Lillian

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Donate

Donate

You can contribute to our project by contacting York University’s Division of Advancement and specifying a donation to the Fisher Fund for Neotropical Conservation, or you can contact Project Director Felipe Montoya, EUC Dean Alice Hovorka or Associate Director Advancement, Thierry Sienche. Donate to Las Nubes Project Dr. Felipe MontoyaProfessor & Director of Las Nubes

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Casita Azul

Casita Azul

La Casita Azul is an education and learning resource centre that supports York’s increasing socio-environmental research, education and community outreach within Costa Rica. Situated in the midst of the local communities in Costa Rica, La Casita Azul supports and enhances York’s Eco-Campus in Costa Rica while playing an important role in research intensification, knowledge mobilization,

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About Us

About Us

Our Mission Under the direction of Dr. Felipe Montoya, the Las Nubes Project's mission is to contribute to community wellbeing in ways that are compatible and conducive to environmental conservation. Las Nubes does this through faculty and student research, environmental education, and community engagement initiatives. Through the Project’s permanent and long-term presence and relationship with

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