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Money grows on trees: Costa Rica

2/5/18 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Formal lounge

Charlie Bour '05, winner of the 2017 St. Lawrence University Spanish Teacher Fellowship, will give a lecture on campus about his research project, entitled "Money grows on trees: Costa Rica", on February 5th at the Dean Eaton Formal Lounge from 4:00 to 5:00. Refreshments will be served.

Charlie Bour ‘05, visited the south western coastal area of Uvita, Costa Rica, to explore the state of sustainability as it relates to both natural habitats and socio-economic development in this specific zone of Costa Rica.

Learn about why a Costa Rican family’s business is booming as a result of converting their once decadent cattle farm into an ecotourist haven. Find out how breathtaking views and sunsets are driving up real estate prices which in turn have both positive and negative effects on the local environment and economy. Check out how an emerging bilingual school attempts to integrate local and international students in remote Uvita.

The St. Lawrence University Spanish Teacher Fellowship was established thanks to the generosity of Prof. Emerita Rita Goldberg. Guidelines for applying to the 2018 fellowship competition can be found on this link.