Princeton Journeys trip to Costa Rica and Panama
Americas Winter Sea
January 03 - January 10, 2023

Costa Rica & the Panama Canal aboard National Geographic Quest

Christina Riehl *11, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Professor Riehl studies animal behavior, especially the nesting behaviors of tropical birds. Her long-term research project is on the social behavior of a cooperatively breeding bird, the greater ani, in central Panama, where she has been working since 2006. She has also studied tropical birds in Costa Rica, Colombia, and the United States. She is affiliated with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Princeton’s High Meadows Environmental Institute, and Princeton’s Program in Latin American Studies. Professor Riehl holds a BA in Biology from Harvard and earned her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton in 2011.

About the Journey

Costa Rica and Panama are tropical treasures awaiting discovery. The region’s natural beauty comes alive as we sail along the Pacific coast, stopping to explore the parks and islands framed by turquoise waters, inviting beaches, and exotic foliage. Explore a jungle shoreline by kayak, snorkel a vibrant undersea garden, and cruise along mangroves aboard Zodiacs. Learn about the abundant wildlife residing here—brilliant macaws, howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, sloths, and vibrantly colored butterflies. Lindblad/National Geographic’s team of expert naturalists, and an undersea specialist are with you every step of the way, to expand your knowledge and provide insight. Program highlights include an extended two-day transit of the Panama Canal by day and by night, and an exclusive visit to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, where the 12-week Princeton in Panama Field Semester is conducted each year.

Please note: Princeton travelers will be joined by those from Lindblad/National Geographic.


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