Friday, June 4, 2010

Earth University in Guacimo, Costa Rica


The EARTH University campus I toured is located in Guacimo, Limon Province, Costa Rica. They also have another University in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. EARTH is a private, international, non-profit university dedicated to educating students in agricultural sciences and the sustainable use of our natural resources. EARTH’s goal is to empower emerging leaders throughout the region by providing them access to a quality education, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and strong values to improve the quality of life in their communities. EARTH’s students receive education that will help them solve the problems of deforestation, poverty, unsustainable agriculture, and loss of natural resources occurring in their communities. 


EARTH University hosts students from around the world. They come from Central and South America, Africa, and Asia to attend EARTH. The University’s student body currently includes 408 students from the 24 different countries! Students have to learn Spanish to take classes at the University.


During my stay, I did a presentation with my research on butterflies and I shared my search for one of the rarest Blue Morphos in Costa Rica with some of the students. 20 students heard me speak and watched my video.

To contact EARTH for a tour or visit:

To see my tour of EARTH University, watch the video below.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I am impressed you were able to speak to a class.I had heard a little about this program and I'm impressed with what they were doing. I worked with a substanable program years back but they dropped the research .I can hear you about the excitement and not holding steady with such a find.Good share of your experience.