2016 Schedule

Donkey Pulling Cart of Fruit

ECO Classroom 2016 Draft Schedule:

Sunday July 17

  • 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner @ Adventure Inn

Monday July 18

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast @ Adventure Inn
  • 7:30 – 8:30 am Free Time/Pack Bags
  • 8:30 – 11:00 am Travel to Volcan Poas
  • 11:00 – 11:30 am Introductions/Icebreakers
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Volcan Poas
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch @ Freda Fresas
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm Travel to La Selva
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm Arrive @ La Selva and Check-In
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm La Selva Safety Talk (Kenneth Alfaro)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm Free Time/Settle In
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – Free time

Tuesday July 19

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am Short Break
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am Group Bonding Activity
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am Intro to TEAM/ECO Classroom
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am Group A: TEAM protocols – Vegetation

     Group B: Plan Fieldwork/Group Projects

  • 11:00 – 11:30 am Short Break
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch @ La Selva
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm
    Group A: Plan Fieldwork/Group Projects
    Group B: TEAM protocols – Vegetation
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm Short Break
  • 2:30 – 4:30 pm La Selva’s Plant Collections
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm Short Break
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm Quadrat Sampling Activity
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – Movie Night

Wednesday July 20

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am Short Break
  • 8:00 – 9:30 am
    Group A: TEAM protocols – Camera Traps
    Group B: Canopy Towers
  • 9:30 – 10:00 am Short Break
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am
    Group A: Canopy Towers
    Group B: TEAM protocols – Camera Traps
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch @ La Selva
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm Ethogram/Animal Behavior Talk
  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm Guided Day Hike
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm Free Time
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – Indonesia Talk and Biodiversity Bingo

Thursday July 21

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am Short Break
  • 8:00 – 11:30 am Guided River Rafting Trip
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch @ La Selva
  • 1:00 – 3:30 pm Group Projects/Teacher Presentation Preparation
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm Climate Change Talk
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm Short Break
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm La Selva Rain Data Activity
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – Peggy Antarctica Talk

Friday July 22

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – 11:30 am Group Projects
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch @ La Selva
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm Short Break
  • 1:30 – 3:30 pm Teacher Presentations: Lessons from Home (Group A)
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm Short Break
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm Teacher Presentations: Lessons from Home (Group B)
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – Free Time

Saturday July 23

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am Short Break
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am Ideas for Successful Field Trips
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Guided Day Hike
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch @ La Selva
  • 1:00 – 5:00 pm Group Projects
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm Communications and message Box Talk
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – Movie Night

Sunday July 24

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast @ La Selva
  • 7:30 am – 2:00 pm Free Time
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm Remote Sensing/GIS Talk
  • 3:00 – 6:00 pm Remote Sensing/GIS Activity
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – Guided Night Hike

Monday July 25

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – 8:30 am Free Time
  • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Group A: Coffee Plantation Tour (Lunch on Tour)
    Group B: Group Projects (8:30-11:30) Lunch @ La Selva (11:30-1:00)
  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Group A: Group Projects
    Group B: Coffee Plantation Tour
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm Free Time
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – Free Time

Tuesday July 26

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – 8:30 am Free Time
  • 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Banana Plantation Tour (Lunch on Tour)
  • 1:00 – 6:00 pm Group Projects
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – Bats @ Tirimbina

Wednesday July 27

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am Short Break
  • 8:00 – 11:30 am Chocolate Plantation Tour
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch @ La Selva
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm Scientists and Science Careers Talk
  • 2:00 – 6:00 pm Group Projects
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – Free Time

Thursday July 28

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – 9:00 am Prepare for Teacher Presentations
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am Teacher Presentations Group 1
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am Short Break
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Teacher Presentations: Group 2
  • 11:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch @ La Selva
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm Teacher Presentations Group 3
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm Short Break
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm Teacher Presentations Group 4
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks and Survey
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm Free Time
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner in Sarapiqui
  • 7:30 – Free time/Pack Up

Friday July 29

  • 6:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast @ La Selva
  • 7:30 – 9:00 am Free Time/Pack Up
  • 9:00 – 11:00 am Travel to San Jose
  • 11:00 – 11:30 am Check-In @ Adventure Inn
  • 11:30 am – 6:00 pm Free Time
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Group Dinner in San Jose
  • 7:30 pm – Free Time

Saturday July 30

  • Check-Out @ Adventure Inn and Fly Home