Outstanding research and development projects completed by recent students, interns and volunteers
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Academic courses and internships at the Monteverde Insitute provide opportunities for national and international university students to gain practical experience in complex issues concerning sustainable community development and environmental conservation. Internships are available “as necessary” and may include directed work for a local client organization, advanced thesis work or special projects for Monteverde Institute departments. Applicants are encouraged to apply and/or submit project proposals and must comply with all requirements of the affiliation program.
Lindsay Maurer, Ukiah, California, USA
Internship Project title: "Healthy Lifestyles Program Assistant”: where she designed and taught physical education classes for two elementary schools in rural San Luis of Monteverde. She also helped create an herb and vegetable garden bed for one of the schools so they would have a suitable area to grow produce for their own meals. Dates: March 19th - April 19th, 2013
Francesca Vitagliano, University College Utrecht (Utrecht, the Netherlands)
Project title:“Water Management in Monteverde, Costa Rica: Understanding the legal framework behind water management in Monteverde and analyzing the roles of the different actors involved in protecting human and environmental health standards.”
Matthew Cohen-Price, Goucher College (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Project title: “Protecting Water Resources in the Monteverde Zone: Using GPS and GIS Mapping to promote and prioritize reforestation”
Martha Garro Cruz, San Luis de Monteverde (Costa Rica)
BS- Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología
Project title: IWRP information brochure
Stuart Gleason, Salt Lake City, Utah (USA)
BS- Utah State
Project title: Diagnosis and restoration of MVI constructed reedbed greywater treatment system
Miranda Adams, Boise, Idaho (USA)
BS- Boise State University
Project title: Macroinvertebrate Data Report: 2008-2010, Monteverde Adopt-A-Stream Program (full text document)