Our time in Costa Rica is wrapping up, but not before a culminating event to showcase what we’ve accomplished. After completing our independent research projects, we held a poster symposium for a visiting group of students from the Universidad Estatal a Distancia. As the students had interests in ecology but were pursuing degrees in a wide variety of disciplines, we got the chance to practice communicating science to a broad audience. Putting our Spanish skills to the test, we presented our findings to the students and then led them into the forest to explain our field sites and data collection.
Overall, the perfect end to our journey in biology and Spanish in Costa Rica!