Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation

Be immersed in rain forests, coral reefs, highland canopies, and coastal mangroves. Explore critical issues affecting ecology

offered by SIT Study Abroad

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This program will provide you with an immersive opportunity to study in one of the most biodiverse and complex ecosystems in the world. You will learn about tropical forest ecology; marine and coastal ecology; mammal, bird, and amphibian ecology; ecological field research methods; indigenous resource use; and the human-natural resource interface. You will travel for seven weeks of field study in Panama and Costa Rica and visit world-renowned research institutions, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and EARTH University. Please visit our website for more information.


  • Environmental Studies
  • Ecology
  • Biology (General)
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Environmental Management Systems / Policy
  • Natural Resources
  • Development Studies
  • Sustainable Development


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