Tropical Field Studies in Costa Rica

BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Costa Rica 2020 - ITINERARY (tentative)
May 21 to June 2


April/May Orientation & Course work at BHCC prior to leaving for Costa Rica.
Three Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm: April 2, April 16, and May 7.

Day 1/May 21: Depart Boston early morning. Arrive in San Jose CR late afternoon. Overnight near San Jose.

Day 2/May 22: Travel to the Talamancas Mountains (cloud forest ecosystem).
Overnight in the Talamancas mountains.

Day 3/May 23: Cloud forest hikes and activities. Overnight in the Talamancas mountains.

Day 4/May 24: Late Afternoon travel to Osa Peninsula. Cultural day in village of Sierpe. Overnight in Sierpe.

Day 5/May 25: 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 26: Field research activities. Visit to bat cave. Overnight in Campanario.

Day 7/May 27: Field research activities. Night hike through forest. Overnight in Campanario.

Day 8/May 28: All day hike to Corcovado National Park. Late afternoon free time. Overnight at Campanario.

Day 9/May 29: Activity to be announced. Free time to explore and relax. Overnight at Campanario.

Day 10/May 30: Service-learning project. Evening discussion of Costa Rican conservation and protected areas. Final night in Campanario.

Day 11/May 31: 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 12/June 1: Leave for San Jose. Additional opportunities to purchase souvenirs on the way back. Farewell dinner in downtown San Jose.

Day 13/June 2: Departure back to the USA.