Here are some examples of the activities that we offer:
introduction to the ecology of and plant adaptations for
survival in the Amazon Rainforest. There will be an introductory
walk in the forest during which we will learn about the structure,
dynamics, and adaptations of the flora and fauna.
Ecology will include a short night hike in the forest
in order to experience the difference between diurnal and
forest life. There will be an introduction to the biotic and
abiotic factors that affect the behavior of active nocturnal
Vertebrate Census. We will combine several types of field assessment
methods to survey bird and mammal species.
World. Is an introduction to the amazing world of the millions
of species of insects, spiders, and other bugs that live in
the rainforest. Students will learn about the special adaptations
arthropods employ for survival.
vertebrate flyers of the Rainforest. During which we will census
nocturnal birds (owls, nighthawks, potoos) and bats using transects
and mist nets.
licks. We will visit the clay licks to view macaws and mammals
and to observe this peculiar behavior and learn about its importance.
of the Rainforest. We will visit local people to learn how they
are adapted for life in the rainforest.
Botany. This is a special activity covering the general ecology
and special adaptations of plants. We will learn how many plants
are used medicinally.
Vertebrates Census. We will take a nocturnal boat ride along
rivers or lakes to do an assessment of caimans and frog species
and their choruses.