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NRES in Costa Rica (2018)

NRES is in Costa Rica!

The NRE 320 Summer Field Studies course was on the ground in Costa Rica. See them on Facebook (KentuckyNRES) or on Instagram (@KentuckyNRES) to see daily updates (pending internet availability). Plans for the 2019 course are well underway for a departure in July 2019.

On the first full day they visited the Lankester Gardens, where NRES student Nachie Braga has been interning for the summer. This botanical garden specializes in orchid research and was a great introduction to plant biodiversity in Costa Rica. Later in the day, we travelled to Los Quetzales National Park. At an elevation above 8000 feet, they had some incredible views and a chance to explore.