Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Step Into the Wild: Siobhan’s DANTA Field Course Experience

When I received my acceptance to DANTA’s Primate Behaviour and Conservation field course in Costa Rica last summer, I immediately surfed the web extensively on this country, (a nation slightly smaller than Nova Scotia, or for my American readers, West Virginia). Like any eager traveller, I wanted to know everything about this seemingly utopic, biologist’s mecca. Flanked on either side

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DANTA TROPICAL BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION FIELD COURSES 2017

Each year DANTA offers a number of training courses in various aspects of tropical biology. Typically, the courses are one month long but shorter courses are also offered through our organization. The courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical biology and conservation, but have little or no experience of working

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On Becoming a Field Primatologist- Grace Showalter

I have been living and breathing on this earth for 21 years; some days this feels like an eternity, others it feels like a fleeting moment.  However, when I look back at these 21 years, there are certain experiences that set themselves apart.  My experiences at Piro Biological Station, Osa Conservation, fall into this category. The wonderful Osa Conservation has

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Meatless Monday- Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup Recently, I had my wisdom teeth extracted. Although I was lucky that it was a simple extraction with no complications (and I somehow avoided the notorious “chipmunk cheeks” look), it still meant that my diet had to involved minimal chewing for a few days, so I decided to make an old favorite of mine- butternut squash soup.

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