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Costa Rica Biodiversity Lecture

Date: Monday, March 3, 2014

Time: 5:15PM - 7:00PM

Instructor: Dr. Paulo Valerio

Location: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Blaksley Library

Join us for this special opportunity to learn about biodiversity in Costa Rica. Dr. Paulo Valerio will give a lecture exploring some of the reasons why Costa Rica has such unique and impressive biological diversity.

Dr. Valerio has worked as a naturalist guide, birding guide and field instructor in Costa Rica and universities in the United States.

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The Natural Beauty of Costa Rica - ONLY 2 spots left!

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014

image of pink orchid flowerJoin SBBG's Steve Junak on this unbelievable 9-day adventure!

Experience the pristine beauty of Costa Rica during this unforgettable expedition to explore the botanical treasures of the country. 

Experience the pristine beauty of Costa Rica during this unforgettable expedition to explore the botanical treasures of the county. Costa Rica boasts more than 9,000 different types of flowering plants and 1,200 species of its nation flower, the orchid.

This 9-day adventure includes visits to Else Kientzler Botanical Gardens, Lankester Botanical Garden, Heliconia Island Botanical Garden, and Los Quetzales National Park.

While exploring the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica, keep an eye out for more than 800 species of birds, including the near-threatened Resplendent Quetzal.

Fee: $2625 per person double occupancy (includes $675 estimated airfare from LAX and a tax-deductible donation to SBBG)

For more information and to enroll, please contact Holbrook Travel

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