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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Latin American Studies Series

A series of documentaries that offers in-depth studies on the geography, history, culture and people of various Latin American countries; also informative perspectives on significant contemporary issues are addressed. Programs available on 23 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 23-Disc Set. Click for more

Costa Rica: Colors, Creatures and Curiosities

Costa Rica: Colors, Creatures and Curiosities

Costa Rica is an incredibly eco-friendly country that backs up its commitment to nature and the environment with action. In North America it ranks #1 in terms the Environmental Performance Index, and to further commit its economic focus to its natural well-being it was the first country in the world to constitutionally abolish its army. This program offers a comprehensive tour of this gem of Central America, which has set aside over 25% of its total land mass as protected ecosystems nurturing some of the last remaining true natural treasures of the world. An index of destinations visited include: the cosmopolitan capital city of San Jose; a sculptured garden of creatures in Zarcero; Sarchi's hand-painted oxcarts; naturalists encounter giant bullet ants in Braulio Carrillo National Park; a bird's eye view of the forest canopy on board the Aerial Tram; Guayabo National Monument offers remnants of a lost civilization; hungry lizards in Iguana Park; Arenal Volcano is the country's most active; Monteverde Cloud Forest, home to the Quetzel hummingbird and blue morpho butterfly; the Guanacaste region with its wild savanna grasses and cattle ranches; its capital city of Liberia; Santa Rosa National Park; the resort town of Tamarindo; volcano Rincon de la Vieja, aka the "Yellowstone of Costa Rica"; a self sufficient, eco-friendly ranch in Dos Rios; in the Orosi Valley the Fiesta of the Virgin of Los Angeles, Costa Rica's patron saint; in Puntarenas see how Cevichi is made and take a catamaran boat cruise to Tortuga Island; in Las Pumas see margays, ocelots, pumas, a newborn howler monkey and a two-toed sloth; surfing at Jaco; Quepos, the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park, and see an agouti, an iguana and capuchin monkeys; San Isidro de el General, the commercial center for this agricultural area; the native Indian village of Baruca; duty free shops in Golfito; Puerto Limon with its public market, Central Park and Chinese cemetery; Isla Uvita, the island where Columbus landed on his fourth and last trans-Atlantic voyage; Caribbean culture in Cahuita; the biological station of Cana Palmas; 11,000 feet high Cerro de la Muerte - the Mountain of Death. Produced by Trailwood Films. 05/09DE IJSCA 82 min.





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