Tropical Field Studies in Costa Rica

BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Costa Rica 2020 - ITINERARY (tentative)
MAY 20 to May 31


April/May Orientation & Course work at BHCC prior to leaving for Costa Rica.
Three Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm: April 5, April 19, and May 3.

Day 1/May 18: Depart Boston early morning. Arrive in San Jose CR late afternoon. Overnight near San Jose.

Day 2/May 19: Travel to the Talamancas Mountains (cloud forest ecosystem).
Overnight in the Talamancas mountains.

Day 3/May 20: Cloud forest hikes and activities. Overnight in the Talamancas mountains.

Day 4/May 21: Late Afternoon travel to Osa Peninsula. Cultural day in village of Sierpe. Overnight in Sierpe.

Day 5/May 22: Early morning boat trip down the Rio Sierpe. Arrive at the Campanario field station in the early afternoon. Orientation to the station and introductory hike into the forest. Overnight at Campanario.

Day 6/May 23: Field research activities. Visit to bat cave. Overnight in Campanario.

Day 7/May 24: Field research activities. Night hike through forest. Overnight in Campanario.

Day 8/May 25: All day hike to Corcovado National Park. Late afternoon free time. Overnight at Campanario.

Day 9/May 26: Service-learning project. Evening discussion of Costa Rican conservation and protected areas. Final night in Campanario.

Day 10/May 27: Leave Campanario via the Rio Sierpe. Spend the day in Sierpe. Kayak the Rio Sierpe. Evening hike to search for dart frogs. Overnight in Sierpe.

Day 11/May 28: Leave for San Jose. Additional opportunities to purchase souvenirs on the way back. Farewell dinner in downtown San Jose.

Day 12/May 29: Departure back to the USA.