Faculty Advisor

Rudolph, Jennifer

Faculty Advisor

Selkow, Stanley M.

Project Center

San Jose, Costa Rica


The town of Samara, Costa Rica has experienced sedimentation which affects mangroves in the Mala Noche Estuary. Our project goal, sponsored by Senor Konrad Sauter, was to provide a foundation for future restoration. This was accomplished by assessing the environmental problems and identifying remediation methods. Our results demonstrated a need for physical restoration methods and community education on the importance of mangroves. Returning the estuary to a healthy state requires a long-term plan which instills strong individual environmental concern.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Computer Science