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Earth Sciences major spends summer in Costa Rican cloud forest

Natalie Teale, Earth Sciences and geography major, collecting data in a Costa Rican cloud forest in July 2012

Natalie Teale, Earth Sciences and geography major, collecting data in a Costa Rican cloud forest in July 2012

August 20, 2012

Natalie Teale participated in summer REU program hosted by Texas A&M University

Waking up to howler monkeys greeting the morning, hiking past colorfully plumed toucans flying through the trees and looking out for poisonous vipers winding through the forest, Natalie Teale, a senior Earth sciences and geography major in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, spent the summer as part of an immersive research experience in the cloud forest of Costa Rica. Natalie was one of 12 students selected to participate in a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Texas A&M University’s Soltis Center for Research and Education near the Monteverde Forest in central Costa Rica. Read more...