Surprise Lake

By Lily Bosworth, University of Utah My name is Lily, and I’m a Geological Engineering and Geology double major from the University of Utah. In the past couple weeks I’ve learned that being in a remote place changes the way I view my choices. Although I’m subject to the elements and far from any source…

Otter nonsense!

By Avery Driscoll, Westminster College Greetings from the Piro Station! We’ve spent the last week and a half here surveying for Neotropical River Otters along seven nearby rivers. Besides the work of the Round River crew over the previous two semesters, little research has been done on the Neotropical Otter in Costa Rica. Our goal is to collect all the data we can about otter…

Welcome to la Pura Vida

By Luke Golden, Westminster College Luke collects data for his field project on the habitat preferences of the Neotropical river otter. Photo by Shalynn Pack. Our first views of the Central American spider monkey, up close and personal. Photo by Shalynn Pack. It really hit me that I had arrived in Costa Rica as I walked…