Group Leader – DR. MEG LOWMAN

Meg on Rainforest Walkway during sunsetUnique, active, and fun! This expedition is an eye-opening introduction to the environmental and cultural aspects of the Amazon Rainforest and river system. The program is a Third World experience that is safe, comfortable, and accessible. The itinerary offers travelers a window on scientific discovery. Intercultural interactions are coordinated to be engaging and meaningful during the Amazon Library visit, Culture & Craft Fair, and Village Service Project.

You’ll be immersed in field experiences at four rainforest lodge facilities in the Amazon basin of Northern Peru:

  • Ascend over 115 feet on a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway, one of the few of its kind in the New World.
  • Visit indigenous communities and contribute to the well being of people who live on the Amazon River.
  • Identify the many ecosystem partnerships of one of the most biologically diverse environments on our earth
  • Engage all of your senses to observe the unique flora and fauna of the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Use hand lenses, binoculars, maps, taxonomic keys for identification, and simple field equipment with the help of
  • Dr. Lowman and our experienced Naturalist Guides to learn about:
    • Insect Camouflage & Mimicry
    • Neotropical Butterflies
    • Rainforest Canopy Research
    • Rainforest Conservation
    • Neotropical Birds & Migration
    • Reptiles and Amphibians
    • Rainforest Ecosystem Comparisons
    • Amazon River System, Geology and Soils
    • Medicinal Plants
    • Orchids & Bromeliads

The 2007 land cost for this workshop is $1898 and the international flight roundtrip Lima ~ $750-$800.
Space is limited, so reserve your place early.
Contact: Dr. Frances Gatz, Environmental Expeditions, 9335 Fraser Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Phone: 301-585-7027 or toll free at 1-800-669-6806

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