Animal Behavior & Conservation

Hunter college

I was fortunate to be able to co-teach this course in Costa Rica (at La Suerte Biological Field Station) during the summer of 2011. This was a field-based course for Master's degree students, intended to introduce them to field work, data collection, experimental design, and the natural world of Costa Rica. My responsibilities included giving lectures, instructing students in bird observation and mist-netting, and generally overseeing student projects and activities. I think the students gained a lot out of this experience, as they were able to study and try to understand living organisms in a place with spectacular natural diversity. Pictures and full trip report here.

Cricket with incredibly long antennae observed during night hike at La Suerte

Student holding an Orange-billed Sparrow during the mist-netting demonstration

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