Category Archives: Sustainability

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A Home Away from Home: Tropical Biology

You can read articles, textbooks, and research. You can watch video clips or television programs, or see pictures posted in literature or through media. However, nothing can prepare you for…

monkey walks in leafy forest

Fond Memories of Tropical Biology

What can I say about my experience with JCC’s Tropical Biology class? It was amazing and far exceeded my expectations! The class was fast paced and filled with fascinating information….

monkey in tree

Tropical Biology: Zoology

Animals of Costa Rica With over 800 species of bird, 35,000 species of insect, and 200 species of mammal in an area comparable to the state of West Virginia, Costa…

man walks with umbrella in tropical cloud forest

Tropical Biology: Montane Cloud Forests

What is a tropical montane cloud forest? Montane cloud forests are a relatively rare type of rainforest, occurring on high mountains in the tropics, generally between 2,000 and 3,500 meters….

student stands in rain forest

Tropical Biology: Ethnobotany

What is Ethnobotany? Ethnobotany is the study of plants and how native cultures use plants or trees for nutritional/medicinal needs, shelter, and other useful methods of living. There are thousands of…

coral reef

Tropical Biology: Red Mangrove and Tropical Coral Reefs

Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) The red mangrove has an extensive range, and is found in estuaries and lagoons along the west coast of Africa, on the other side of the…

Intro to Sustainability: A Student Perspective

Hello all! My name is MacKenzie (but you can call me Kenzie) and this semester I have the opportunity to participate in JCC’s carbon emission internship as the new intern!…

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Respect

On February 20, 2014, the Jamestown Community College office of sustainability held a featured movie in the Lenna Theatre. Called Comfort Zone, the movie revealed biological problems in today’s society that…

A group of students standing in front of a lake, arms outstretched.

Becoming Yourself

Sitting in a circle with legs crisscrossed, a class of second graders was asked what they would like to become when they grow up. Teacher: “What would you like to…

men playing instruments next to castle

Tropical Biology: Societies of Costa Rica and Panama

Costa Rica is an amazing place, whether looking at the extraordinary biodiversity or the remarkable efforts made by the people and government there to protect the amazing flora and fauna….