Do you enjoy nature and photography? Then this course may be just what you are looking for.

This course introduces students to the use of digital photography to explore plant and animal species and their habitats. The course will begin with an introduction to digital photography, and then we travel to Costa Rica, where students will focus for 13 days on a variety of organisms, learning to photograph them while exploring their biology. We will visit a variety of locations and learn about conservation efforts that are ongoing in Costa Rica.

After studying species and their conservation concerns, students will complete a project that utilizes visual imagery to educate others about the value of and/or threats to biodiversity in Costa Rica.

This study tour fulfills the AI, SE, IDP, FAR, and non-lab science requirements.

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Course code and title

CDM 2650: Photographing Nature in Costa Rica


Costa Rica


Estimated travel dates

Jan. 13-25, 2025

Estimated costs

$3,350 + optional campus meals

Information sessions

  • Noon Tuesday, April 9, David A. Straz Jr. Center (DSC) 159
  • 4 p.m. Monday, April 15, H. F. Johnson Center for Fine Arts (JAC) 215