Another exciting NC Museum Citizen Science Expedition to the Amazon is planned for July 11-20, 2014.

Join group leader Canopy Meg as you venture to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. This expedition is designed for adventurous people, like you, who are eager to explore their world. Each workshop is designed to stimulate awareness, compassion, and connection, giving you the unique opportunity to take your global understanding to the next level – nurturing curiosity and wonder.

Register Here for Amazon Rainforest Workshop – Summer 2014

Group Leader:
Dr. Meg Lowman
, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Dr. Michelle Trautwein, NC Museum of Natural Sciences

JULY 11–20, 2014 door-to-door

Global Issues – Tropical Rainforest Cultures and Conservation – an immersion summer field course to embrace global issues for NCSU undergraduates and graduate students.

Ever wanted to experience a developing country? or a tropical rain forest? or solve global challenges that are confronting cultures and landscapes around the world? This short, summer field course touches on ecology, economics, culture, politics, sciences, and Spanish. It is an eye-opening introduction to the environmental and cultural aspects of the Amazon Rainforest and river system in the Amazon basin of Northern Peru. Field experiences include:

  • Work side-by-side with scientists in of one of the most biologically diverse environments on the planet.
  • Ascend over 115 feet on a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway, one of the few of its kind in the New World.
  • Interact with indigenous people and see how they use the forest for medicine, food, and shelter.
  • Contribute to a Community Service Project to benefit people who live in a village along the Amazon River.
  • Use hand lenses, binoculars, maps, taxonomic keys for identification, and simple field equipment with the help of our experienced Naturalist Guides to learn about:
    • Insect Camouflage & Mimicry
    • Neotropical Butterflies
    • Rainforest Canopy Research
    • Reptiles and Amphibians
    • Medicinal Plants
    • Orchids & Bromeliads
    • Amazon River System
    • Neotropical Birds & Migration


Amazon Options Every Day – Birding by Boat or Walking • Night Hike or Boating to see Stars or Night Creatures

Day 1 – USA / Lima

Day 2 – Lima / Iquitos / Explorama Lodge
• A.M. flight to Iquitos, Visit the City Market, Boat to Explorama
• P.M. Exploration hike on the Bushmaster Trail

Day 3 – Explorama Lodge
• A.M. Amazon Culture & Craft Fair
• P.M. Yagua Trading & Amazon Clinic Visit

Day 4 – ExplorNapo Lodge
• P.M. Visit ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden

Day 5 – Napo Lodge / Amazon Conservatory of Tropical Studies
• A.M. / P.M. Village Service Project or Research at ACTS

Day 6/7 – Amazon Conservatory of Tropical Studies (ACTS)
• Research at ACTS Canopy Walkway
• Rainforest Explorations

Day 8 – ACTS / Ceiba Tops Resort
A.M. Visit Black Water Lake
• Return by boat in search of dolphins
• P.M. Transfer by Boat to Ceiba Tops Resort
• Closing Ceremonies

Day 9 – Ceiba Tops Resort / Lima / U.S.A.
• A.M. Visit Monkey Island & Giant Ceiba Tree
• P.M. By Boat to Iquitos for Flight to Lima and return home or ext. to the Galapagos.

Workshop cost is $2035 land, plus in-country air ~ $325 and int’l air roundtrip Lima (or save on direct flights to Iquitos, Peru).
Space is limited, so reserve your place early!
Contact: Christa Dillabaugh,  1-800-431-2624
Amazon Rainforest Workshops are hosted by EcoTeach, PO Box 604, Poulsbo, WA 98370
For additional information, to register and/or pay your deposit:

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