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An Introduction to Tropical Stream Research

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Stroud Center scientists introduced six board members to Maritza Biological Station and the importance of our water research in the tropics.

Photo of a rainbow near Maritza Biological Station, Costa Rica

Field Notes From Our Work in Costa Rica

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A team of five Stroud Center scientists worked under the rainbows of the Orosí Volcano in Costa Rica to survey a dozen streams.

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.

Scott Ensign in the lowland dry forest near Maritza

Meet Scott Ensign, New Assistant Director

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Ensign comes to the Stroud Center at a unique point in its history. “Many of the legendary scientists who made the Stroud Center famous are retired, and the next generation of scientists is leading us forward.”

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.

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…

Talking About Rafa: Maritza’s Manager In Words and Pictures

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By Jamie Blaine Rafa Morales, station manager at Maritza Biological Station in Costa Rica, with Jamie Blaine, author. Photo: Stephen M. Stroud When Bern Sweeney describes Rafa Morales, the job…

Maritza: Unlocking the Secrets of Water in the Developing World

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“Our work at Maritza is critical to our mission. It has enabled us to understand global water and climate issues in ways we could not have done without it.”

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