Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems

Amazon Rainforest Workshop led by Meg Lowman on June 24 – July 2, 2008

Imagine yourself overlooking the canopy of the Rainforest!

AMAZON RAINFOREST WORKSHOP
Specially Designed for Travelers Interested in Natural History, Canopy Research, and Ethnobotany
DEPARTURE DATE: JUNE 24 – JULY 2, 2008
Group Leader – DR. MEG LOWMAN

Unique, 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.

PROGRAM FEATURES
“This is a non-stop workshop full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”
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
    • Ethnobotany
    • Rainforest Ecosystem Comparisons
    • Amazon River System, Geology and Soils
    • Medicinal Plants
    • Orchids & Bromeliads

The 2008 land cost for this workshop is $1898 and the international flight roundtrip Lima ~ $950- $1050.
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 FAX 301-585-4899 Email: frances@ee-link.net
For general information see the website http://www.travel2learn.com/4students.htm

For more information view the printable PDF Flyer

UPDATE: Photos from the workshop are here.