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Primate Behavior & Ecology Field School in Costa Rica: summer 2019

Educational Organization:
Maderas Rainforest Conservancy

Date Posted:

Program Description:
Are you looking for a primate field school?

We are currently accepting applications for our summer 2019 field courses in Costa Rica.

This intensive field course provides experience in studying wild monkeys in a tropical rainforest environment and is excellent preparation for graduate studies in primatology, animal behaviour, and ecology. The course includes training in field methods and culminates with an independent research project. After attending daily lectures, students individually design and complete research projects on some aspect of primate behavioral ecology with the guidance of the course professor.

La Suerte Biological Research Station is a protected rainforest sanctuary operated by the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy, a conservation non-profit organization. The site contains mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata), white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus), and Central American spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi). Primate studies have been ongoing at this site for 25 years.

Entrance Qualifications:
No specific prerequisites are necessary. Undergraduate and graduate students at all levels of training are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, visit

Other MRC field courses with other start dates are also available.

Tuition / Fees:
$2 400 USD for course registration fee, tuition, room and board at the La Suerte Biological Research Station, group transportation to and from San Jose, and an overnight trip to Tortuguero. Cost of flights, shared hotel accommodation on arrival and departure days, and meals in San Jose are not included.

Support (scholarships, travel):
An annual scholarship is offered through the American Society of Primatologists. For more information, visit

Start + End Dates:
Session 2: June 24 (fly in) to July 17 (fly out) 2019; Session 3: July 19 (fly in) to Aug 14 (fly out) 2019

Contact Information:
Dr. Laura Bolt

E-Mail Address:

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