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Conserving Wild Bees and Pollinators in Costa Rica

Conserving Wild Bees and Pollinators in Costa Rica

Conserving Wild Bees and Pollinators in Costa Rica

Trip Details:

Operator:   Earthwatch
Price From: 1,475 USD
Program duration: 14 days
Trip Dates: 01-06-2017,31-07-2017,31-12-2017

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About this program

Join a research project in Costa Rica with Earthwatch Institue and help determine the numerous factors that are influencing bee and other pollinator populations.

Help create agroforests alongside the local communities, which benefits pollinator communities as well as improving income for local families.

In your free-time, enjoy the many adventures Costa Rica has to offer, including hiking, surfing, ziplining, canopy tours and more.

 

Itinerary

7 Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival, introductions, travel to field station Days 2-6: Daily activities include: Collect and observe bees: Hike up the mountain to set out bee traps (small bowls filled with soapy water that attract the bees). You will then return to the sites to collect the pollinators to be sorted and observed back in the lab. Sampling hummingbirds: Set up mist nets to capture hummingbirds. Assist researchers in removing the birds from the nets and recording their measurements before releasing them. Day 7: Team 1 departs

14 Day Itinerary:

Week 1: Day 1: Arrival, introductions, travel to field station Days 2-6: Collect and observe bees: Hike up the mountain to set out bee traps (small bowls filled with soapy water that attract the bees). You will then return to the sites to collect the pollinators to be sorted and observed back in the lab. Sampling hummingbirds: Set up mist nets to capture hummingbirds. Assist researchers in removing the birds from the nets and recording their measurements before releasing them. Day 7: Team 1 departs Week 2: Day 8: Team 2 arrives, introductions, travel to field station Days 9-13: Daily activities include: Planting trees in agroforests: Create a tree nursery. Plant trees in pastures to begin the process of reforestation. Plant squash or pumpkin plants: Observe and count pollinator visits to these plants at the different stations where they are set up. Observing and surveying pollinators Day 14: Team 2 departs

Country Fast Facts

Costa Rica

Flag
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Continent:
Central America
Official Language(s)
Spanish
Capital:
San Jose
Population
4,586,353 (2011 census)
Climate(s)
Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical Savanna
Major Airport(s):
Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO), Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR)
Economic Driver(s):
Tourism, Agriculture, Exports, Energy

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