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Environmental Expeditions' Amazon Rainforest Workshops, set in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, are 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. Every day is full of rich and engaging experiences in which you explore amazing tropical biodiversity, fascinating indigenous cultures, complexities of sustainable development, challenges of rainforest research, and more. It is often stated that “my experience in the Amazon changed my life.” Celebrating 20 years of Amazon exploration and education, our goal is that every one of our participants will return home transformed!
● Work side-by-side with scientists on a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway,
one of the few of its kind in the world.
● Observe many ecosystem partnerships in one of the most biologically diverse
environments in the world.
● Visit local schools and families and interact with people who live on the
banks of the Amazon River.
● Explore the flooded forest in a dug-out canoe and spot unique and captivating animals and plants on jungle hikes.
● Use hand lenses, binoculars, headlamps, maps, taxonomic keys to identify flora and fauna,
and other simple field equipment and learn about:
Insect Camouflage & Mimicry ~ Neotropical Butterflies ~ Rainforest Conservation Neotropical Birds & Migration ~ Reptiles and Amphibians ~ Medicinal Plants Rainforest Canopy Research ~ Amazon River System, Geology, and Soils
Rainforest Ecosystem Comparisons ~ Orchids & Bromeliads
The location of this workshop is set in the heart of an amazing global resource – the Amazon rainforest. This forest is the greatest expanse of contiguous forest on the planet and it protects the Earth’s largest river, which, including its tributaries in the Amazon basin, holds one-fifth of the planet’s fresh water. Producing about twenty percent of the Earth's oxygen, the Amazon rainforest has global significance because of its impact on climate stability—through oxygen production and carbon retention. Why the Peruvian Amazon? It provides easy access to primary rainforest areas, has political stability and a friendly culture, and provides unparalleled learning opportunities to experience the rainforest of a developing country firsthand and without the disruptive influence of major tourist development.
The Amazon is a vast storehouse of biodiversity with new species being discovered at the rate of one every three days over the last decade. It is also a vital resource for plant and animal-derived pharmaceuticals, natural pesticides, crop alternatives, and much more. A feature issue of our Amazon Explorer newsletter describes the excitement of discovery in the Amazon. Our future is contingent on conservation of the Amazon rainforest. Unleash your inner explorer and consider the importance of experiencing the biodiversity of the Amazon and your role in preserving it.
Meet local Ribereños living their daily lives in harmony with their rainforest environment and observe first-hand how indigenous cultures use the forest for medicine, food, and shelter. Visit ReNuPeRu ethnobotanical garden to interact with a local shaman. Join the Yagua people as they demonstrate and teach their age-old cultural traditions and ceremonies. Trading is a way of life for them and there is an opportunity for you to trade items such as t-shirts and fish hooks for their native handicrafts, such as blow guns, paddles, necklaces, and woven baskets.
Explore the canopy layer of the rainforest on the Canopy Walkway at the Amazon Conservatory of Tropical Studies (ACTS) a science, education, and tourism facility located on a wilderness area encompassing 250,000 acres of primary rainforest. ACTS has one of the longest canopy walkway systems in the world, extending horizontally over a kilometer throughout the tree-tops and reaching a maximum height of nearly 40 meters. This system of aerial platforms and pathways allows both
scientists and travelers to observe and study previously inaccessible parts of the rainforest.
As "heroes of a high frontier" in the rainforest, canopy researchers discover new species, study ecological interactions, and monitor climate change. Become a citizen scientist and participate in a vertical study of the rainforest from forest floor to canopy. Contribute to any one of a variety of rainforest research projects. (e.g. investigate gliding ants, orchid bees, epiphytes, or shovel-tail lizards). Pre-printed journals help you document species sightings and record study results.
The Village Service Day is part of your expedition's intercultural exchange and celebrated with official recognition by village leaders. You’ll exchange songs and praises, and begin any number of engaging activities painting, planting, constructing, creating or thatching, all organized by the non-profit CONAPAC, a Peruvian organization that we have supported for nearly 20 years.
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