Batipa Field Institute (BFI) is a model of sustainable land use and an experiential outdoor laboratory.  Because of its location and diversity of habitats and species it has potential to offer professors from institutions of higher education from Panamá and foreign countries to come to BFI with their students and teach science courses such as:

  • Tropical Ecology,
  • Conservation Biology,
  • Marine Biology,
  • Coastal Ecology,
  • Agroecology*
  • Agroforestry with emphasis on Silvopasture*
  • Bovine Reproductive Physiology*
  • Silviculture
  • Geology
  • Hydrology and watershed management
  • Global climate Change

We think that more courses for undergraduate students could include:

  • Environmental education
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • History of Panama*
  • Spanish language*

*These courses are offered also by OTEIMA University Faculty.

Special courses (for a variable number of credits) can be supported logistically by the Resident Director and/or Research Director:

  • Independent Study
  • Internship
  • Capstone Project/Undergraduate thesis

Opportunities for graduate students are available as well if these are interested about a topic related to any field of emphasis here described, including agroecology and choose BFI as a location to conduct their research for a Masters’ Thesis, or Doctoral Dissertation.

Batipa Field Institute (BFI) provides the necessary structural, managerial, and logistic support for successful international exchanges, students’ travel study abroad courses and collaborations in conservation of biodiversity and various aspects of a sustainable development.  BFI supports cooperation with agencies and institutions both domestic and international that may have similar interests in education and research about the various themes here described.

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or contact:

Dr. Francisco Ugel, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Phone: +507 67215739

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