Global Change in Costa Rica

In the fall of 2013, I help teach the freshman seminar “Global Environmental Change: Science Technology and Policy”. As part of my teaching, I organized a field trip to Costa Rica, where we visited a geothermal power plant, a wind farm, a field of solar panels, a sustainable coffee plantation, a research station in the cloud forest. Within a week, I saw  the students’ perspective on Global Change evolve more than it had in the 6 weeks of classes prior to the trip, proving once again the impact of teaching outside of the classroom.