Environmental Studies at UVM

ENVS 150 Introduction to Service Learning: Communities, Conservation, and Development in Costa Rica

This course will introduce students to: a) the foundations of community development and sustainability b) the fundamentals and principles of service learning, c) the methodologies of participatory rural research and rapid rural appraisal. Course material will be delivered in a service learning context that engages students in reciprocal learning relationships with community members and organizations in the buffer zone of Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park.


Walt Kuentzel




Spring Break Course, Travel Course, Cross-Listed Course

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