Video still of a tapir enjoying the rain

“Caught” at Maritza: Tapir Enjoying the Rain

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Rafa Morales Cueto, field station manager at Maritza Biological Station, filmed this tapir enjoying the rain while swimming in Río Tempisquito.

Global Impact: Preserving and Conserving Fresh Water Around the World

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Our scientists are advancing knowledge of freshwater systems on five continents and our educators are using the Leaf Pack Network® materials to teach freshwater stewardship throughout North, Central and South America, with plans to expand to Africa and China.

Fish of the Río Rincón, Costa Rica

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Researchers from the Stroud Center visited the Río Rincón on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica to scope out potential sites for an upcoming survey of the physical, chemical, and biological status of streams and rivers of the Osa Peninsula.

Wildlife Camera: Costa Rican Tapir

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A wildlife camera recorded footage of a tapir walking near Maritza Biological Station in Costa Rica.

Tapir Visits the Maritza Biological Station

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A rare daytime sighting of a tapir near Maritza Biological Station in Costa Rica.

Spider Monkeys at the Maritza Biological Station

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Another video shot by Rafa Morales, station manager at the Maritza Biological Station in Costa Rica. This adult spider monkey is feeding on buds in the treetops while its baby…

USDA Programs Put Stroud Center Science on the Ground

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With the help of the USDA, a growing number of farmers are choosing to plant streamside forests to protect water quality for their downstream neighbors.

Teaching Environmental Sustainability with Model My Watershed

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The TES-MMW curriculum gives students the ability to use data to understand how human actions impact watershed health.

Mayfly Eggs Hatching a Minute After Being Laid

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This ovoviviparous mayfly holds her eggs internally until embryonic development is complete after which she lays them in water and they hatch immediately.

How to Sample for Dissolved Oxygen

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A great video from Georgia Adopt-a-Stream showing how volunteers can sample for dissolved oxygen in streams.