PLNU Costa Rica Biology

PLNU Costa Rica Biology

groupEvery two years PLNU students and faculty embark on a journey to explore the people, culture, and ecosystems of Costa Rica. In Neotropical Ecology, students spend a quad at PLNU learning about Costa Rican conservation efforts, wildlife, and plant communities. Then they visit both the cloud and rainforest biomes to experience the wonder in person. On this trip students will see tropical wildlife like capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, and poison dart frogs. They will hike isolated cloud and rainforest trails. And they will encounter the wonderful people of Costa Rica who have preserved this natural treasure for all to enjoy. Come join us for an educational adventure unlike any other in Costa Rica!

This program takes place primarily in the cloud forest in the Talamanca Cordillera at Southern Nazarene University's QERC facility and in the lowland rainforest on the central Pacific coast at Hacienda Baru.


  • Class: Spring 2016 Quad
  • Trip: May 206


  • groupTBD

Credits: 2 units

Questions: Contact Dr. Mike Mooring or Dr. David Cummings


Apply to this program! Visit the application site to create a profile and complete the enrollment forms. The application is due March 15th!