Buscador Google


Neotropical paleontology in Colombia

This course offers the opportunity for international and local students to have a direct field experience on neotropical fossils and learn on the new discoveries and research projects leaded by Colombian Paleontologists, visiting two of the most important fossiliferous localities in northern South America: La Venta (Tatacoa desert) and Villa de Leyva (Boyacá), Colombia. The first week of this course will take place at the Tatacoa desert, where we will explore the latest aspects on the geology, stratigraphy, and paleofauna composition of this region, using as base camp the little village of La Victoria. The second week will take place in Villa de Leyva, where we will have fieldwork activities and learn on preparation techniques of neotropical Mesozoic and Cenozoic fossils at the Centro de Investigaciones Paleontológicas. The course includes also short lectures and practical exercises in the field, and participation certificate.

Leer autorización y política de Tratamiento de Datos Personales.*


Autorizo el tratamiento de mis datos personales a la Universidad del Rosario bajo su Política de Tratamiento de Datos Personales.

Organize


Addressed to

Undergraduate students of any level of their program.


Objectives

General objectives

Offer an opportunity for international and local students to interact and learn on neotropical paleontology directly in the field and lab

Specific objectives
  • Offer a two weeks course experience visiting and developing fieldwork and lab activities in two of the most remarkable fossil sites in northern South America (La Venta and Villa de Leyva, Colombia).
  • Create a space for intercultural interaction between international and Colombian students.
  • Strength plans and programs of study abroad between institutional patterns


Methodology

The content of the course will be developed through fieldwork activities, short lectures and lab experiences.


Benefits

It will strength the learning on basic geology and paleontology, particularly from the neotropics; at the same time that will be a remarkable personal and group experience visiting two regions with a great natural and paleontological diversity. The program will be also beneficial for intercultural, internationalization and second language experiences.


Speakers

Edwin Cadena

Mónica Carvalh


Schedule

Date: June 28th to July 12th
Schedule: : Monday to Friday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Tatacoa Desert , Huila – Villa de Leyva, Boyacá-Colombia
Intensity: 80 hours.


Type of Offer: Course
Credits: 5 UR credits (8.5 ECTS).
Language: English
School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Fees: $3.030.320 COP – USD $ 892
Discounts:

  • Early bird discount: 10% until June 13th, 2020
  • UR Community: 10%
  • International Community: 10%
 


Organizing committee

  • Dr. Edwin Cadena​ - Universidad del Rosario
  • Dra. Monica Carvalho - Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Introduction to neotropical geology and paleontology

Horario:
Intensidad:
Topic 1
Basics on neotropical geology
Speakers

Conferencista:
Edwin Cadena

The Miocene fossils from northern South America

Horario:
Intensidad:
Topic 1
Basics on neotropical paleontology
Speakers

Conferencista:
Edwin Cadena

Fieldwork at the Tatacoa desert

Horario:
Intensidad:
Topic 1
Geology and Paleontology northern Tatacoa desert
Speakers

Conferencista:
Edwin Cadena

Lab and collections

Horario:
Intensidad:
Topic 1
Geology and Paleontology northern Tatacoa desert
Speakers

Conferencista:
Edwin Cadena

The Cretaceous fossils from northern South America

Horario:
Intensidad:
Topic 1
Fossils and geological framework during the Cretaceous in northern South America
Speakers

Conferencista:
Edwin Cadena

Fieldwork Villa de Leyva

Horario:
Intensidad:
Topic 1
Geology and Paleontology of Villa de Leyva region
Speakers

Conferencista:
Edwin Cadena

Lab and fieldwork activities in Villa de Leyva

Horario:
Intensidad:
Topic 1
Geology and Paleontology of Villa de Leyva region
Speakers

Conferencista:
Edwin Cadena

*La Universidad del Rosario se reserva el derecho de cambiar o modificar el contenido y/o profesores del curso.


Registro


Condiciones Generales

La Universidad se reserva el derecho de cancelar la apertura de un curso o programa en razón que no se reúnan las condiciones económicas mínimas. En tal evento, la Universidad restituirá el 100% del importe pagado por los estudiantes en la moneda de origen mediante transferencia electrónica (wire transfer) a la cuenta bancaria informada por los participantes. La transferencia se efectuará dentro de los cinco días hábiles siguientes a la fecha que se recibió la información de los datos bancarios del participante.

En el evento de que un participante decida no tomar el curso o programa habiendo ya pagado el importe correspondiente a la matrícula, siempre y cuando el mismo no hubiere iniciado, podrá solicitar la restitución de su dinero para lo cual la Universidad le efectuará transferencia electrónica por el 90% del valor originalmente recibido, reteniendo el 10% que corresponderá al reembolso de gastos administrativos y bancarios incurridos por la universidad. El reembolso se efectuará en la moneda de origen del pago dentro de los 8 días hábiles siguientes a la recepción de la solicitud de retiro, cancelación y reembolso.

Pay here