[caribwa] Scholarships for Educators
- THREE $1000 RAINFOREST WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS FOR K-12 EDUCATORS
Call Frances Gatz 800-669-6806 or email: fgatz@... to enter
any or all of three monthly drawings January-March 2000. Or check our
web site www.travel2learn.com for an entry form. No entry requirements.
Unique, active, and fun! Learn through direct experience with researchers
in some of the most biologically diverse environments in the world. Join
a spirited faculty at the AMAZON Workshop (July 6-14, 2000) to experience
a 1/4-mile rainforest Canopy Walkway, the vast Amazon Rainforest, and
Indigenous Cultures. In addition to Rainforests, explore the Barrier
Reef and Maya Archaeology in BELIZE (July 6-13, 2000). Academic credit.
Special air travel available. Full land cost for each workshop is $1898,
with deposit by March 20, 2000.
-- Frances A. Gatz, Ph.D., Director, Rainforest Workshops
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPEDITIONS, 801 Devon Place, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 800-669-6806 or 703-549-6626
Email: fgatz@... Fax: 703-549-5045
P.S. Here are more workshop details:
AMAZON RAINFOREST ECOSYSTEMS, CANOPY, & CULTURES
July 6-14, 2000
Instructors: LYNNE CHERRY, Author/Illustrator (The Great Kapok Tree)
Canopy Researcher DR. MARGARET LOWMAN, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Marine Biologist DR. LUNDIE SPENCE, NC Sea Grant College Program
Entomologist RANDY MORGAN, Cincinnati Zoo
Rainforest Biodiversity Expert DR. STEVE MADIGOSKY, Widener University
Ornithologist DR. KEN ROSENBERG, Cornell University
Participants often comment that this rainforest workshop is one of their
most memorable lifetime experiences. Ascend over 115 feet on a 1/4-mile
Rainforest Canopy Walkway, the only one of its kind in the Western
Visit local schools and families and see how indigenous cultures use
the forest for medicine, food, and shelter. Enjoy comfortable
of native materials. Workshop participants rotate through a series of
field experiences and interact with all workshop leaders. Gain first-hand
experience in field research by using various field research techniques.
BELIZE RAINFOREST, REEF & MAYA RUINS
July 6-13, 2000
Instructors: Archaeologist LAURA HOWARD, Lamanai Archaeological Project
Rainforest Biodiversity Expert and Naturalist Guide MR. JAN MEERMAN
Marine Ecologist GAIL BRADLEY MILLER, Sea Studies International
At Lamanai, a Maya temple site, enjoy morning wake-up calls from Howler
Monkeys in the canopy trees high overhead and an evening "spotlight safari"
searching for Morelet's and American Crocodiles. Interact with researchers
studying environmental contaminants of Crocodiles, vocalizations of Howler
Monkeys, and Songbird populations. Our rainforest/reef comparison continues
at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary--the world's only Jaguar reserve
and on Belize's Barrier Reef. Over 220 types of fish as well as hundreds
of invertebrate species can be found along the magnificent reef structure.
Enjoy the crystal waters of the Caribbean's vibrant hues of blue from
your island lodging at South Water Caye. Nearby Garifuna, Maya, and Creole
villages on the mainland highlight the diversity of cultures in Belize.
P.P.S. Previous $1000 Rainforest Workshop Scholarship Winners include:
1999 - Jo Allyn Henry, 4th grade teacher at Cedarbrook Elementary School
in Plainfield, NJ
1998 - Karie Trupka, math and science teacher at Circle of the Nations
School in Wahpeton, ND
1997 - James Bennett, high school science teacher at the Duke Ellington
School of the Arts in Washington, DC