Costa Rica 07: Earth System Science of Central America
Learn About Earth System Science on a Subduction Zone
June 27–July 5 2007
Experience the diverse terrain of a tropical paradise on this 9 day ultimate professional development adventure. Set in the heart of Central America, Costa Rica is world renowned for its beautiful tropical forests, amazing biological diversity, and dedication to environmental conservation. Our explorations will combine the rich biodiversity of the tropics and the active and historic geologic formations found throughout the country.
- Examine lava flows, craters, ash deposits, fissures, and other volcanic features.
- Explore abundant secondary volcanic activity: steam and sulfur vents, mud volcanoes, and boiling ponds.
- Spend an evening at a talk given by the University of Costa Rica's geological experts.
- Visit the Miravalles Geothermal Power Plant where steam is used to generate electric power.
- Participate in a discussion with former Costa Rican President Rodrigo Carazo.
- Stay near Arenal: Costa Rica's most active volcano, offering the possibilities to view volcanic activity.
- Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs of Arenal Paraiso.
- Experience the living laboratory of Arenal Volcano National Park, a direct result of geologic and geomorphologic wealth.
- Observe the rich biodiversity and ecosystems found throughout your travels in-country.
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To reserve a position on this exciting trip, please contact the trip coordinator, Sandy Doss at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free 800-396-0763. For further information about Holbrook, see www.holbrookeducationtrips.com.
Alternatively, you can contact Gary Lewis, Director, GSA Education & Outreach at email@example.com.