Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2001

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Interdisciplinary Integration, Scholarship of Community Application, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


An American biology professor befriends a Costa Rican farmer who through their relationship stops farming and forest clearing to establish a tourist and research center devoted to saving the country's cloud forest. The Chacon family's experience provides a studied model of sustainability, known in environmental circles as the "White Oak Model."