I am not teaching this course this summer (2013). Check the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy website for information on courses offered this year.
Primate Behavior and Ecology Field School
June 22 – July 17, 2012
This course covers the behavior and ecology of Old & New World primates from an evolutionary perspective. Emphasis is on the species present at La Suerte, Costa Rica -white-faced capuchin monkeys and mantled howler monkeys. You will gain actual field experience in primatological data collection techniques and you will design and conduct your own short independent research project. The material and topics covered in this course are equivalent to an upper division university course in primate behavior and ecology, but with a greater emphasis on field methods, data collection, and research design. A background in biology or physical anthropology is helpful but not required. It is far more important to have a serious interest in learning about primates and a desire to do field work in a tropical rainforest. Each day will be a combination of lectures, seminars and fieldwork, and forest exploration.
For more information or to apply visit Maderas Rainforest Conservancy online.
Syllabus for Summer Session 2 at La Suerte, 2012
"I want to thank you so much for making the field school so fantastic. I had a truly amazing experience and I couldn't have asked for more." ~C. Liptrot
"I want to thank you again. I had an amazing time and it was such an awesome experience." ~J. Stacy
"Thank you so much for such an awesome, life changing experience! I was inspired by the forest, the monkeys and the research. I am thankful for your mentorship and I loved being exposed to primatology! I hope to continue to be involved in the sciences and conservation work!" ~E. Cutbirth
"Thank you for everything, by the way - I had a fantastic time!" ~S. Talvi
"Thanks again for an amazing experience this summer." ~J. Adam
"I had the best time with all you guys, and I learned so much. Thanks for everything!" ~S. McCarthy
"Thanks again for everything, I had an amazing trip." ~S. Griffin
" I had a great time at field school thank you for a good experience." ~B. Schnepel
Eco-Morphology Field Course at Maderas RFC
Interested in…Veterinary Science? Anatomy? Ecology? Forensics? Paleontology?
Join students from around the US in an educational three week adventure in Costa Rica. You will explore the beauty of anatomical form in a wide range of domestic and exotic mammals and discover the interrelationship between anatomy and the environment.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply
Field School News and Forum 2012