OTS 2017-2018 field programs for grads and undergrads

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Listed below are key upcoming graduate and undergraduate programs offered by the Organization for Tropical Studies.
 

Graduate Courses 2017-2018

 
Field Ecology: Skills for Science and Beyond (4 weeks, 28 Dec 2017 – 23 Jan 2018)
Deadline: October 13, 2017
 
Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach (6 weeks, 22 May – 2 July 2018)
Deadline: February 3, 2018
Website link: http://bit.ly/TropBio 
 
Tropical Plant Systematics (5 weeks, 6 June – 9 July 2018)
Deadline: February 3, 2018
Website link: http://bit.ly/TPS_2018    
 
The first two courses above constitute our hallmark field ecology courses that immerse graduate students in hypothesis-driven research learning. The 4-week Field Ecology in late December and January allows students to fit in the course while still attending fall and spring terms at their home campus.  The 6-week Tropical Biology, scheduled this year during Summer Session 1, will provide more time during and after the course to hone research skills.  Both courses include a science communication workshop to share research through the production of podcasts and videos. Please take a moment to view a beautiful video about these courses (click here).
 
The third course above is offered to botanists and ecologists with a need for more training in tropical plant systematics; offered in even-numbered years.
 

Graduate and Professional Short Courses 2017-2018

 
Indagación en el Bosque Lluvioso: un Proyecto para profesores de secundaria (1 semana, 3 – 9 diciembre 2017)
This course is exclusively for Costa Rican in service Teachers.
Fecha límite: 6 de octubre de 2017
 
Sustainable Agriculture in Costa Rica (1 week, 13 – 19 December 2017)
Deadline: November 30, 2017
 
Multimedia Science Storytelling (2 weeks, 9 – 20 January 2018)
Deadline: October 6, 2017
Website link: http://bit.ly/MSS_2018
 
Tropical Landscape Conservation (2 weeks, 15 – 31 January 2018)
Deadline: October 6, 2017
  
Tropícal Butterfly Ecology (2 weeks, Summer 2018)
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Website link: coming soon!
 
Inquiry in Rainforests: An in-service program for teachers (2 weeks, 7 – 20 July 2018)
Deadline: April 1, 2018
              
Graduate students from member institutions have priority admission to OTS courses, low course tuition, and priority access to additional scholarships.  Students are also provided opportunities for early career development, such as pilot and thesis research fellowships and the OTS Outstanding Student Paper Award.
 

Upcoming Undergrad Programs Spring Semester 2018

 
African Ecology & Conservation Semester in South Africa
Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet Semester in Costa Rica
Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health Semester in Costa Rica
Deadline for each of these semester programs: November 1, 2017 on a rolling basis (apply early!)
 
OTS member institution undergraduate students have priority access to our courses and summer research experiences and to significant consortium scholarships.