BW Biology Students Build Tree Frog Habitat in Costa Rica

September 19, 2013

A group of BW students were able to lend help to the University of Costa Rica by embarking on a service project to support endangered tree frogs in Costa Rica. Due to climate change in Costa Rica, tree frogs in the country have decreased in population.

Dr. Chris Stanton in BW's biology department accompanied 18 students for a service abroad project to help the University of Costa Rica address this issue.

"These frogs only lay their eggs on leaves hanging over ponds," Stanton said. The students and Stanton dug an artificial pond designed to help tree frogs lay more eggs.

Although they were unable to complete this project due to time constraints, the students received an invaluable service experience. Stanton noted that he will offer an expanded project for this trip in 2015.