08 Jan Training the next generation of conservation leaders
Reflections by field course students. Compiled by Hilary Brumberg, field course manager.
We recently kicked off our second annual Tropical Ecology & Conservation Leadership Field Course at Osa Conservation. During this 8 week intensive field course, we provide hands-on experience and training for the next generation of conservation leaders. The course brings together an impressive international group of young scientist from Costa Rica and abroad to experience our living laboratory, the Osa Verde BioStation, and to learn real-life skills for successful careers in conservation and research in a hands-on setting.
Here are reflections from the students on their first week and what they’re looking forward to learning over the rest of the course: