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Category: News

Notes from the Board

The OTS Board of Directors met on July 8, 2019 and approved a Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Plan and Budget designed to ensure the smooth operation of the Costa Rica field stations in the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  The budget anticipates an operating deficit...

Please welcome Dr. Sofia Rodriguez to the OTS family!

Sofia will serve as the Manager of Costa Rica Education Programs with initial responsibility for our FLAGs program and our Costa Rica graduate and undergraduate courses.  Dr. Rodriguez will join us on November 1, 2019 and will be based at the CRO office on the UCR campus in San Jose....

UConn to Become the School of Record for OTS Undergraduate Study Abroad Courses in South Africa

The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) and the University of Connecticut (UConn) are happy to announce that UConn will become the School of Record for undergraduate courses at the OTS field station in South Africa, effective January 2020. This noteworthy accomplishment follows from a long-history of association: UConn has been...

OTS Experience Photo Contest for the 2020 OTS calendar!

Dear OTS Family! We are pleased to announce the OTS Experience Photo Contest for the 2020 OTS calendar! The OTS calendar is enriched when it includes photos from the extended OTS family (i.e. that is you!). Until September 17, we will be looking for outstanding photos on what OTS means...

Stories from the Field: OTS Tropical Ecology & Conservation Spring 2019

My Journey By: Maria Victoria "Vicky" Ortiz Cruz, Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve, Cuba My journey began some time ago, and I can only say that it has been wonderful, it has made me grow and see the world in a different way. I remember an infinity of questions crossed...

Las Cruces Research Station Open House

On June 1, the Las Cruces Research Station and the Wilson Botanical Garden hosted the Third Annual Open House Day. It was a great success, with over 700 people from the community visiting the station! The purpose of this outreach is to share our science, conservation and sustainability efforts with...