Lackawanna Hosts Lecture on the Costa Rica Tropical Rainforest
On Thursday, October 4, Guest lecturer Hayder Santamaria Rodriguez presented a public lecture at Lackawanna College, “Mangoes, Monkeys, and the Magic of Costa Rica,” focusing on the ecology, biodiversity, and environmental impact of the Costa Rica tropical rainforest.
Rodriguez is Head of Park Services for sections of the Corcovado National Park System. Born and raised in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, Santamaria shared tales of adventure and incredible stories of his lifelong journey through the tropical rainforest, and of his encounters with a variety of unique and rare animals and insects.
Rodriguez received his Certification for Environmental Protection and Management of Conservation Areas from Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica and has served as the Head of Park Services for Sirena Biological Reserve in Corcovado National Park for 12 years.