After teaching the BIOL-L 433 Tropical Biology in Costa Rica course for six years, Roger Hangarter, distinguished professor of biology, finds that “it is still a fun thing to do over the winter break.”
Maggie Vincent echoes Hangarter’s sentiments about the course, “L433 was an incredibly fun experience for a lot of reasons. The instructors, Bill Ruf and Roger Hangarter, created a learning environment where we got to ask the questions ourselves and follow our own curiosity. As a result, we were all eager to dive into the course. We were excited to hear what they knew on our hikes and in their lectures. It’s not often in undergraduate courses that you get to break out of the classroom the way we did.” Vincent is an undergraduate biology major who participated in the two-week course over the 2017-18 break.