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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Faculty Post

Directed Research in Panama

by Carolyn Kovacs, M.S.


The last four weeks of program at SFS are composed of Directed Research (DR). During this time students work with one of the Center's four professors on a research project specific to that field of study. We have some students...
April 20, 2018
Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Faculty Post

Pilgrimage

by Jesse Lewis, M.S.


The merry jingle of bells fills the air as a group of shaggy ponies heaves into view around the trail bend. An old man follows nudging them along with a stick, mumbling mantras to himself under towering spruce trees draped...
March 30, 2018
Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
Staff Post

Cloudy, with a Chance of Inspiration

by Andrew Meyer


We sit just beyond the entrance of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, nestled into the west side of the Tilarán mountain range. Edgardo Arévalo, resident professor of tropical ecology and remarkable ornithologist, is beginning a lecture on cloud forest ecology...
March 27, 2018
Peru
Amazon Studies
Student Post

Cloud Forest Exploration

by Emily Hagerott


We’ve spent the past week of class road tripping through the Andes Mountains near Cusco, stopping periodically for lectures or to visit museums. I’ve particularly enjoyed all of our field excursions this week, but my favorite site was undoubtedly Wayqecha...
March 14, 2018
Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

On the Road Again

by Brianna Bjordahl


It’s been a little over a month since my peers and I left the U.S. to travel to Bhutan, and with interesting classes, the occasional bonfire, and almost daily ping pong tournaments, all of us have adjusted pretty well to...
March 12, 2018
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