WB 2015 – MSU Ecological Engineering in the Tropics

Costa Rica – MSU / UCR – December 26, 2015 – January 9, 2016

On to Monte Verde

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After a pleasant sunset and evening, hosted by our gracious amigo Eduardo, we left early this morning for Monte Verde.  The road was bumpy and narrow, but the views were spectacular – too amazing for photographs!

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The afternoon was mentally intense. Wei led a tour of the biodigesters at UGACR. Next we discussed his to analyze the life cycle of energy systems, with a focus on carbon, energy, nitrogen, and phosphorus. After a wonderful meal with the BEST hot chocolate in the world, we took a night hike – on which we saw moths, cadids, a viper, …  The students wrapped up the evening by working on their energy analysis (planning ahead to finish the assignment before the football game tomorrow!).

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We’ll be at Monte Verde for the next two nights. Keep an eye out for Conner’s updates to his blog page!

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Author: drreinhold

Associate Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University

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