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Higher Education
University of Houston-Clear Lake
News Release
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Costa Rica explored through UH-Clear Lake program

Discover the remarkable beauty of Costa Rica with a summer trip designed to explore the ecology and conservation of the region as part of a nine-day study tour offered through University of Houston-Clear Lake’s summer 2012 Geography program July 15 – 26.

The trip is limited to 20 participants, who will get the chance to experience the tropical splendor of the rainforest habitat and wildlife as well as the vibrant native people from the lodge located two hours from San Jose. Participants will get a first-hand look at how ecology is essential to an understanding of the human condition. 

A full-time tour director, guides and attractions as well as experiential learning activities are included in the package. Itinerary has scheduled visits to the INBioparque ecosystem exhibits and trails, Poás Volcano, the La Selva Biological Station in Sarapiqui, hiking La Fortuna Waterfall in Monteverde, Manuel Antonio National Park, and visiting a coffee plantation in Sarchí. Activities will include white water rafting, hiking, tree planting and cooking local cuisine.

The university’s Geography program offered a study abroad program to Costa Rica in 2005, said Associate Professor of Geography Jeff Lash, who will act as instructor and the lead faculty member for this year’s program.

Total trip cost is $2,800 per person and includes round-trip flights, bus transfers, room and board and most meals. A trip for just UH-Clear Lake students will be offered May 12-24.

For more information, contact Associate Professor of Geography, Jeff Lash, at or call 281-283-3417.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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