Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tropical Field Ecology this summer?

A biologist colleague of mine, Dr. David Lemmon, is offering summer field courses to both Pamana (May 21 - June 2, 2012) and the Brazilian Amazon (August 11 - 23, 2012).  For the Amazon trip, you live on an Amazon River boat (shown at left) with excursions into the jungle.

The Amazon trip has been run a dozen times already and the Panama trip is new for this year.  While I've never gone (there are few rocks in the jungle!), I have a number of students who've gone and they've all loved it and told me it was a tremendous learning experience.

There are no academic prerequisites but you have to be in good health, have a valid passport and immunizations, etc.  You don't have to be a student, either, you can audit the course as an interested adult.

Here are a couple of posters with addtional information.  Dr. Lemmon's contact information is on the posters, I'm sure he'd be happy to answer any questions about the courses.

 Tropical Field Ecology - Amazon

 Tropical Field Ecology - Panama

Tell David I sent you!

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