Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica
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Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. STEP Expo. Autumn 2019
GVI is a volunteer and intern abroad organization which runs programs in countries all over the world. The Sea Turtle Conservation Program was based on Tortuguero National Park in Jalova, Costa Rica and ran from May 4, 2019 to May 18, 2019. The objectives of this trip included assisting with the conservation of critically endangered hawksbills, endangered green sea turtles, and vulnerable leatherbacks and developing key research skills while monitoring beaches for mother turtle tracks and nests. We had the opportunity to observe nesting and hatching sea turtles in their natural habitat while making a contribution to their preservation. In addition, we conducted beach surveys, gathered and processed data, and gained knowledge about conservation and the rainforest ecosystem.
STEP Category: Service-Learning and Community Service
Academic Major: Zoology
The Ohio State University Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP)
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