Offered by the New York Botanical Garden
June 19-29, 2003
with Amy Berkov (CUNY)
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In our motorized canoes, we will travel through the seasonally flooded forest, stopping frequently to investigate plants and birds that we encounter along the river. We will sometimes be able to go ashore for short hikes in the forest when we reach areas with higher ground. We’ll also visit with the friendly caboclos who live along the river. These resourceful people have adapted to life in a region that requires marked changes in their lifestyle as the river rises and falls (by a difference of up to 40 feet annually).
© C. Gracie, 1991.
Dr. Scott Mori and his wife, Carol Gracie, have extensive research and guiding experience in the tropics and have led 29 previous tours for The New York Botanical Garden. They are authors of A Guide to the Vascular Plants of Central French Guiana, among other publications.
Carol and Scott are delighted to have their friend and professional entomologist, Dr. Amy Berkov, with them this year. Amy has collaborated with Scott on insect/plant relationship projects and spent a year living in the rain forest of French Guiana. She will share her enthusiasm for and knowledge of the six-legged creatures that we encounter. Amy is an Assistant Professor at City College of the City University of New York and an Associate at the American Museum of Natural History.
© S. A. Mori, 2001
Special Addition: We have been selected to hide an Infinity Planet, designed by glass artist, Josh Simpson, during this Amazon trip. More info at: http://www.megaplanet.com.
For additional information, call (718) 817-8647 or e-mail to Carol Gracie at firstname.lastname@example.org.