Costa Rica Fieldtrip

Thursday 12 January 2012

Students on our wildlife courses spent two weeks at a research station in the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica.

Students on our wildlife courses spent two weeks at a research station in the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica.

This new field trip, part of the Tropical Ecology and Conservation module, saw the students rubbing shoulders with humpback whales, dolphins, poison arrow frogs, and the Quetzal (known as the holy bird of Central America).

The group of 12 final year students undertook independent research topics on a number of species including rainforest freshwater fish, birds, bats and leaf cutter ants, backed up by day trips, seminars and lectures from the staff – as well as having a fantastic time socially.

You can see a selection of pictures from this unique trip on our Flickr account.

The students regaled tales of their time abroad looking at the biodiversity of Costa Rica at a special event held at the Kanaris Teatre in the Manchester Museum.