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Costa Rican adventure

Costa Rican adventure

Thirty-four Horned Frogs and friends explored Costa Rica during the eight-day Alumni Association trip in June. They hiked in the rainforest and up the side of three volcanoes, flew down zip lines, visited a coffee plantation, and unwound at a hot-springs spa and on the beach as well as stayed in TCU’s Tropical Research Station, situated in a rainforest in the San Lorenzo Valley.

The TCU international conservation program provides opportunities to immerse TCU students in the environmental challenges of one of the world’s most biologically diverse landscapes. Professor Mike Slattery, director of the Institute for Environmental Studies, served as the educational guide.

Top: Tram above the treetops. Bottom: At the TCU Tropical Research Station; Marsha Ratliff ’86 and Mary Kay Hackley ’90 among giant flora; crossing a suspension bridge; lower photos: Larry Bartlett ’75 relaxing in the lava-heated hot springs at the Tabacon Resort (located at the base of the Arenal Volcano); Mary Kay Hackley ’90 shocked at the size of the hydrangeas at the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation. Courtesy photos.