mardi 8 février 2011

Primate Behavior and Conservation Field Course in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Hiring Organization:
DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics

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Position Description:
Danta: Association for Conservation of the Tropics is pleased to announce its summer 2011 field courses in tropical biology. The courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical biology and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

Courses will be held in Costa Rica’s spectacular Osa Peninsula. As one of the largest tracts of rain forest north of the Amazon, this area is renowned for high animal and plant diversity. It is one of only a few places in Costa Rica that has jaguar, puma, sea turtles and four species of monkey (mantled howler monkey, black-handed spider monkey, white-faced capuchin and squirrel monkey). It is also home to nearly 4,000 plant species, including trees more than 200 feet tall. All students participating in our programs will have opportunity to be involved in applied conservation and community service.

Summer 2011 Courses

Primate Behavior and Conservation (June 15 – July 12). Instructors: Kimberly Dingess, Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington; Dr. Jessica Westin, Anthropology, Penn State, Dr. Suzanne Strait, Biology, Marshall University and Dr. Klaus Zuberbühler, Psychology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Sea Turtle Conservation and Tropical Herpetology (July 14 –August 10): Instructors: Dr. Steffen Reichle, Dept. of Science Education, The Nature Conservancy; and Dr. Dirk Embert, Science/Conservation Officer, Fundacion Amigos de la Naturaleza, Bolivia.

Intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students specializing in Biology, Psychology or Anthropology. Other areas of specialization are considered.


Term of Appointment:
June 15-July 12, 2011

Application Deadline:
May 1, 2011

Contact Information:
Kimberly Dingess
P.O. 316
Davenport, NY 13750

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