Virginia Tech Visit Cocobolo 2017

14 students and their faculty lead, Prof. John McGee, visited Cocobolo Nature Reserve to participate in a study abroad trip organized by CREA.

This was the third year that Virginia Tech have partnered with CREA and Cocobolo Nature Reserve.

Students learnt about tropical ecology, conservation, sustainability and ecological field techniques, while seeing some amazing plants and animals in this biodiversity hotspot.

Conservation Photography Field Course 2017

JUNE 11th-17th 2017

Award winning nature photographer and documentary maker Clay Bolt together with Wildlife Biologist and Photographer Andrew Snyder will guide participants to take compelling nature photographs in a natural setting in the heart of a Panamanian rainforest.

– Learn how to effectively evaluate and respond to a photographic opportunity in the field
– Increase understanding of photographing various types of plant and animal life, and people in the field
– Use a variety of different photographic techniques to document biodiversity and story elements
– Develop a narrative with images that cover the most important elements of a story
– Have a basic understanding of how to pitch a story to editors and various media buyers

– Five full-day stay at the Cocobolo Nature Reserve’s biological field station
– Day and night hikes to discover and document a broad array of wildlife
– Hands-on photographic demonstration and experimentation
– Evening lectures and slideshows
– Image review and discussion

The Course is limited to 10 participants

Cost: $1800

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