Thursday, October 13, 2016

MC announces travel course to Costa Rica

• Make plans NOW for March, 2017 excursion

Our next Midland College travel experience for community members will be to Costa Rica from March 4 – 10, 2017. You and your friends are invited to join me and my co-leader, Dr. Ed Barnhart of the Maya Exploration Center to explore the biology and archaeology of Costa Rica.

We will travel from the heights of the Irazu Volcano to Uvita where the jungle meets the sea. Included will be whale watching, culture and the mysterious stone balls found in Guayabo National Monument. As always, Dr. Barnhart will be our main leader and the archaeology expert. As always, the trip is limited to 20 participants.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

This week-long educational adventure will take its participants to Costa Rica in order to learn about its flora, fauna, ancient culture and modern people. Flying in and out of San Jose, the course will explore the eastern part of the country and the Pacific coast, visiting volcanoes, archaeological sites and nature preserves.

From the Pacific coast, a day in the middle of the week will take to the ocean and witness the whale migrations taking place in March. Moving on to Golfito, the final day will be spent exploring the Piedras Blancas National Park on a wildlife trek. A flight from Golfito back to San Jose will return the group to the Alajuela area where they will explore local craft villages and catch early morning flights back to the USA.

Evening lectures during the week by Drs. Barnhart and Wade will further explain the archaeology, ecology, and geography of Costa Rica.

For a detailed itinerary and more information about expenses, accommodations and travel arrangements, CLICK HERE

Total cost will be approximately $2,950, which includes Maya Exploration Center fees, a Midland College fee and and round-trip airfare between Midland to San Jose, Costa Rica. Travelers can pay out the trip fees through the website and directly through ACIS once a deposit and registration fee have been made. Costs include all lodging, private transportation, domestic flight from Golfito to San Jose, breakfasts and lunches, archaeologist and naturalist guides, evening lectures and entry fees.

I hope you can join us for our next adventure in Costa Rica!

Margaret Wade
Dean of Math and Natural Science, MNS
(432) -685-4615

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