Experiential Science Learning in the Tropical Rain Forest
(Experiential Science Learning in the Tropical Rain Forest)


This blog chronicles "Tropical Biodiversity" - an experiential science learning course created by Drs. Zitani and Thorn of the Department of Biology. The course takes place in an Ecuadorian cloud forest (high elevation rain forest) and spends the final couple of days in the capital city of Quito. The tropical cloud forest is the classroom and laboratory where students engage in hands-on learning activities, and create and carry out their own field research projects. Through direct observation and experience students learn about the most biodiverse ecosystem on Earth - the tropical rain forest.

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Team contact

Dr. Nina M. Zitani

Dr. Greg Thorn