Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Kurlanska, Courtney Brooke


There is an ever-growing divide between children and nature; the Monteverde Conservation League (MCL) seeks to bridge this gap. This project aimed to provide Bajo del Tigre, an MCL reserve, with a plan to create a more attractive and educational experience for children and families. To do so, we observed the current offerings at the reserve, analyzed offerings at other family friendly attractions, interviewed employees of the reserve to understand their vision, and developed a multiphase plan they can implement to achieve this goal. We determined that in order to provide the most positive results, our plan needed to have minimal impact on nature while also creating an interpretive educational experience for all visitors regardless of age, learning style or physical ability.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2019

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project