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  • Locations: Canas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica;
  • Program Terms: Summer
Program Description:
**PENDING FINAL COLLEGE APPROVAL**

Field School in Primate Behavioral Ecology (1 credit)
  • Tentative Dates: Est. July 8 - 22, 2018
  • Application deadline: February 16, 2018

This course is intended for students interested in biological anthropology, primatology, tropical ecology, conservation, animal behavior, and field biology.  The goal of the field school is to provide a hands-on experiential learning opportunity.  Emphasis will be given to the one New World primate species inhabiting the field site, mantled howler monkeys.  Students will receive intensive training in field techniques for primate behavioral ecology, plant identification and assessment, plant-animal interactions, and direct primate observation.  Each day, students will work intensively with the group leaders in the forest by completing a series of hands-on assignments that help them develop a conceptual framework for understanding the diversity and complexity of tropical forest ecosystems.  Students will also work intensively outside of the forest by participating in lectures and discussions designed to supplement their work in the forest.  In addition, students will learn about the culture, food, and history of Costa Rica, and have the opportunity to meet and interact with local people who live in the communities in and around the field site. 

For more information, contact Lisa Corewyn at lcorewyn@ithaca.edu.

**PENDING FINAL COLLEGE APPROVAL**