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South America Placemat
Central America
Placemat




CALENDAR

Spanish Living Language Calendars
Spanish Living Language Calendars



BOOKS ABOUT
COSTA RICA

Costa Rica Map
Costa Rica
Map


Lonely Planet Costa Rica
Lonely Planet:
Costa Rica


Rough Guide to Costa Rica & Panama Map
Rough Guide
to Costa Rica &
Panama Map


Let's Go Central America
Let's Go
Central America

Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine
Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine


Central America: A Nation Divided
Central America:
A Nation Divided


Central America Map
Central
America Map


Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts
Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts


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Costa Rica Posters, Art Prints, Charts, & Maps
for social studies educators and homeschoolers, themed decor in studio or office.


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Costa Rica Maps
Costa Rica Map

(10º0'0"N 84º0'0"W)

Costa Rica Flag
Costa Rica Flag


Map of Costa Rica Art Print
Costa Rica Map
Art Print

The Republic of Costa Rica (Spanish for ‘rich coast’) is in Central America between Panama to the south-southeast and Nicaragua to the north; the Caribbean Sea is to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west.

Market, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America, Photographic Print
Market, San Jose,
Costa Rica, Central America,
Photographic Print

(9º56'0"N 84º5'0"W)

Costa Rica has two coastal plains separated by central mountains and is noted for its tropical beaches, active volcanoes and rainforests hidden in foggy clouds. Ecotourism, a major source of revenue, is fostered by extensive national parks and protected areas that shield the Earth's richest biodiversity from explotiation.

Other important industries in Costa Rica are electronics, pharmaceuticals, financial outsourcing, and software development. San José, the capital and largest city of Costa Rica, is the focal point of political and economic activity, and the major transportation hub of Central America.

Costa Rica was the first country on Earth to abolish its armed forces constitutionally, in 1949, and refers to itself as the “Switzerland of the Americas”.



Central America Map
Central America Map
National Geo. 1986

Costa Rica - Central America's most enduring democracy is found in the country whose name means “rich coast” in Spanish. Sixteenth century conquistadores were disappointed when Costa Rica yielded little gold, and agriculture took root as the dominant economic factor. Two-thirds of the inhabitants live in the cool central valley, while the northern hill country holds one of the few pristine rain forests left in the American tropics. Costa Rica boasts the region's highest literacy rate. Its economy, however, is in trouble: Social programs and the high cost of energy have taken their toll, and in 1981 Costa Rica defaulted on its foreign debt. (Text and statistics as of 1986.)


Volcan Poas Parque Nacional, Cartago, Costa Rica, Giclee Print
Volcan Poas
Parque Nacional,
Cartago, Costa Rica,
Giclee Print

Volcanic Eruption, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica, Giclee Print
Volcanic Eruption,
Arenal Volcano,
Costa Rica,
Giclee Print

Rainbow over Monteverde Cloud Forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica, Photographic Print
Rainbow over Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

Central Valley, Costa Rica, Photographic Print
Central Valley,
Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

Sailboat Approaching Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Photographic Print
Sailboat Approaching
Cocos Island,
Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

Tortuguero Beach, Caribbean Coast, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica, Central America, Photographic Print
Tortuguero Beach, Caribbean Coast, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica, Central America,
Photographic Print

Cocos Island, 340 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, was declared a Costa Rican National Park in 1978 and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. The World Heritage Site designation was extended in 2002 to include an expanded marine zone; Cocos is also included in the list of “Wetlands of International Importance”. The oceanographer Jacques Cousteau called Cocos Island “the most beautiful island in the world”.


Close-Up of a Group of Tent-Making Bats Resting under a Banana Leaf, Costa Rica, Photographic Print
Close-Up of a Group of Tent-Making Bats Resting under a Banana Leaf, Costa Rica, Photographic Print

White-Faced Capuchin (Cebus Capucinus) Laying on a Branch in a Tropical Rainforest, Costa Rica, Photographic Print
White-Faced Capuchin (Cebus Capucinus)
Tropical Rainforest,
Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

Tree Frog from Costa Rica, Agalychnis Callidryas, Photographic Print
Tree Frog (Agalychnis Callidryas)
Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

Eyelash viper snake, Costa Rica, Photographic Print
Eyelash viper snake,
Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

Pair of Preening Scarlett Macaw (Ara Macao), Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Photographic Print
Pair of Preening Scarlett Macaw (Ara Macao), Puntarenas, Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

Close view of a toucan, Costa Rica, Photographic Print
Close view of a toucan, Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

Close view of orchids in a rain forest, Costa Rica, Photographic Print
Close view of orchids
in a rain forest,
Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

Guaria Orchid National
Flower of Costa Rica

Heliconia Flower, Costa Rica, Central America, Photographic Print
Heliconia Flower,
Costa Rica,
Central America,
Photographic Print

Nymphalid Butterfly, Native to the Rainforests of Costa Rica, Photographic Print
Nymphalid Butterfly, Native to the Rainforests of Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

Newly Hatched Leatherback Turtle Crawling into the Surf, Playa Grande Beach, Costa Rica, Photographic Print
Leatherback Turtle
Playa Grande Beach, Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

rain forest posters
mammals posters
reptiles & amphibians posters
bird posters
botany posters
marine/aquatic posters
insect posters

Wood-Panelled Ceilings And Stone Columns Inside Basilica Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica, Photographic Print
Inside Basilica Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

Colorful Cart, Sarchi, Costa Rica, Photographic Print
Colorful Cart,
Sarchi, Costa Rica,
Photographic Print

colors posters
architecture posters


Biosphere: Adaptations & Biodiversity Poster
Biosphere: Adaptations & Biodiversity Poster

Biosphere: Adaptations & Biodiversity

Poster Text: An adaption is a change in the structure or function of an organism which allows it to thrive within its environment. It may take physical adaptation such as the size or shape of the organism or it way in which its body works. It may also be a change in an animals behavior. Adaptation is produced through the process of natural selection. As the environment changes, organisms that cannot adapt eventually die. Individuals with the ability to adapt produce more successful offspring. These offspring may carry the adaption forward until the whole species contains organisms which are adapted to the new environment.
An organism's environment consists of many important element whcih can influence adaption. Whether the climate is hot, cold, dry or wet will have an effect on all creatures that live in that environment. The presence of predators will also have an effect. Prey animals must learn to defend themselves or become adept at escaping predators.

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