Experience the amazing biodiversity and warm culture of the tropics. Join us on a field study course as we explore the natural history of Costa Rica. This eleven-day field course includes an extensive survey of the flora, fauna, and earth history of this beautiful Central American country. Students will learn tropical biology first hand by participating in original field research as we visit major biomes of the tropics. Students will also engage in several exciting activities including visiting an active volcano, soaking in thermal hot springs, boating a river filled with giant salt water crocodiles, viewing exotic bird species, collecting tropical fishes, surfing at beaches where monkeys watch on, and hiking in five national parks. This program is led by BYU Professor Jerry Johnson, an evolutionary biologist with over fifteen years of research experience in Costa Rica. Make Costa Rica your spring term classroom!