Rainforest and Marine Biology Workshops for Educators/Students

Mike Nolan rainforest at mail.org
Fri Mar 24 15:15:59 EST 2000


Our organization offers Rainforest and Marine Biology Workshops for
Educators/Students in 8 countries at the present.

After reviewing the brief program descriptions outlined below, please
consider offering these opportunities to Students, Faculty and
other interested parties....detailed WORKSHOP ITINERARIES and REFERENCES
from past participants are available upon request. 

During 1999 forty six universities were represented by faculty, students
and staff along with community colleges, high school groups, science
professionals and lay people with an interest in natural history and
other topics covered in our programs. Participants came from across the
U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and the Far East. Groups included Penn
State University, Purdue University, University of Maine, Muhlenberg
College of Pennsylvania and the College of New Jersey to name a few.

Undergraduate and Graduate credit is available for all programs through
Aquinas College of Grand Rapids, Michigan (details below). Credit for
our course in Australia is also available through James Cook University,
Queensland, Australia. 

CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS can be designed for "special interest groups". 

New programs for 2001 include....."Primates of Costa Rica" and
"Rainforests, Volcanoes and Coral Reefs of Hawaii".

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Mike Nolan, Director

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Rainforest and Reef 501 (c)(3) non-profit
29 Prospect NE Suite #8
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 USA
Phone/Fax: (616) 776-5928/Toll Free: (877) 769-3086
E-mail: rainforest at mail.org or mnolan01 at sprynet.com
ICQ #62481102
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*Sites: Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, southeast
Alaska and Australia

*Workshop fees are waived for those bringing 10-14 full paying
participants, depending on the Workshop site (does not include
international and/or domestic airfare). 

*WORKSHOPS are field oriented and focus on natural history, rainforest
and marine ecology, conservation, land management, medicinal uses of
native plants, local cultures, archaeology and geology.

*Instruction features local Biologists and naturalist Guides.
 
*Proceeds go to the WORKSHOP host organization in each country and help
support valuable conservation and education efforts.
 
*Three Undergraduate or Graduate credits are available for attending
through Aquinas College of Grand Rapids, Michigan (www.aquinas.edu).
Contact Tim Bennett at 616-459-8281x5469 or by e-mail at
bennetim at aquinas.edu for registration information and materials.

*Customized programs can be designed for "specialty groups"

                                BELIZE*

Length: 14 Days/13 Nights

Cost: $980.00 per person

Host/Workshop Coordinator: Belize Tropical Education Center (TEC)/Tony
Garel, TEC Director/Belize City, Belize

Topics Covered:
Tropical Moist Forest Ecology/Marine Ecology/Mayan Archaeology/Garifuna
and Creole Cultures

*Pre/Post-Workshop extension to Tikal in Guatemala is available

                                COSTA RICA*

Length: 12 Days/11 Nights

Cost: $925.00 per person

Host/Workshop Coordinator: Juan Pablo Bello/San Jose, Costa Rica

Topics Covered:
Tropical Rainforest and Dry Forest Ecology/Conservation and Land
Management/Geology/Volcanoes/Costa Rican history

*Pre/Post-Workshop extensions to Corcovado and/or Tortuguero National
Parks are available

                                HONDURAS*

Length: 14 Days/13 Nights

Cost: $1050.00 per person

Host/Workshop Coordinator: Suyapa Dominguez, EduEco Director/San Pedro
Sula, Honduras

Topics Covered:
Tropical Rainforest and Marine Ecology/Conservation and Land
Management/Mayan Archaeology/Garifuna Culture/White-Water Rafting

*Pre/Post-Workshop extension to La Mosquitia and the Rio Platano
Biosphere Reserve is available 

                                PANAMA*

Length: 14 Days/13 Nights

Cost: $1100.00 per person

Host/Workshop Coordinator: Win Rice/Panama City, Panama

Topics Covered:
Tropical Rainforest and Marine Ecology/Conservation and Land
Management/Geology/Volcanoes/Indian Cultures/R.O.P.E. Course/Bird and
Bat Ecology/White-water rafting/History of Panama/Panama Canal
Engineering and Operation

*Pre/Post-Workshop partial and complete Panama Canal transits are
available

                                ECUADOR*

Length: 14 Days/13 Nights

Cost: $1100.00 per person

Host/Course Coordinator: Jatun Sacha Foundation/Dr. Michael McColm,
Ph.D./Quito, Ecuador

Topics Covered:
Tropical Rainforest Ecology/Biodiversity/Conservation and Land
Management/Quechua Indian Culture/Volcanoes/Shamanism

*Pre/Post-Workshop extensions to the Galapagos Islands and/or Cuzco and
the Lost City of the Incas-Machu Picchu are available

                                PERU A*

Length: 14 Days/13 Nights or 7 Days/6 Nights

Cost: $1350.00 per person-14 Days/13 Nights
       $895.00 per person-7 Days/6 Nights

Host/Workshop Coordinator: Dr. Paul Beaver, Ph.D./Tampa, Florida

Topics Covered:
Tropical Rainforest Ecology/Primate Ecology/Biodiversity/Conservation
and Land Management/Indian Cultures/Shamanism

*Pre/Post-Workshop extensions to Cuzco and the Lost City of the
Incas-Machu Picchu and/or the Galapagos Islands are available

                                PERU B*

Length: 14 Days/13
Nights                                                             
Cost: $1490.00.00 per person

Host/Workshop Coordinator: Dr. Paul Beaver, Ph.D./Tampa, Florida

Topics Covered:
Tropical Rainforest Ecology/Primate Ecology/Biodiversity/Conservation
and Land Management/Indian Cultures/Shamanism/Inca archaeology at Cuzco
and the Lost City of the Incas-Machu Picchu

*Pre/Post-Workshop extension to the Galapagos Islands is available

                        SOUTHEAST ALASKA

Length: 14 Days/13 Nights

Cost: $1050.00 per person

Host/Workshop Coordinators: David Berg/Petersburg, Alaska/Camille
Ferguson/Sitka, Alaska
 
Topics Covered:
Temperate Rainforest and Marine Ecology/Conservation and Land
Management/Marine Mammal Ecology/Geology/Glaciers/Volcanoes/Indian
Cultures/Russian History/White-water rafting/Raptor rehabilitation

                                AUSTRALIA

Length: 15 Days/14
Nights
Cost: $1350.00 per person

Host/Workshop Coordinators: James Cook University/Dr. David Pearson,
Ph.D./Director, School of Tropical Biology and Dr. John Choat, Ph.D.,
Director, School of Marine Biology/Queensland, Australia

Topics Covered:
Tropical Rainforest and Coral Reef Ecology/Conservation/Biodiversity/
Local Cultures

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                     WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM

TO REGISTER, COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND SEND IN A $200.00 DEPOSIT
($150.00 IS REFUNDABLE UP TO 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF A
WORKSHOP). CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO RAINFOREST AND REEF.

                        WORKSHOP DATES 2000* 

Please be aware that the Workshops are popular and some fill quickly. It
is recommended that you contact us concerning availability prior to
registration.

BELIZE: 14 D/13 N Jun 14-27_____Jul 5-18_____Jul 12-25_____Aug 2-15_____ 

COSTA RICA: 12 D/11 N Jun 12-23_____Jul 10-21_____Aug 3-14_____

HONDURAS: 14 D/13 N Jun 12-25_____Jul 10-23_____Aug 1-13_____ 

PANAMA: 14 D/13 N Jun 17-30_____Jul 15-28_____Jul 29-Aug 11_____ 

ECUADOR: 14 D/13 N Jun 15-28_____Jul 13-26_____Aug 1-14_____

PERU A*: 14 D/13 N Jul 15-29_____Jul 29-Aug 12_____

*Our Peru A Workshop can be offered to individuals on most Sundays and
for a minimum of 2 participants, any day throughout the year.
  
PERU B: 13 D/12 N Jun 24-Jul 6_____

SE ALASKA: 14 D/13 N Jun 15-28_____Jul 2-15_____Jul 20-Aug 2_____ 

AUSTRALIA: 15 D/14 N Jun 14-29_____Jul 12-27_____Aug 1-16_____

                        PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY
 
Name (as it appears or will appear on your passport): 

Last________________________________________First_______________________

Middle_________________________

Professor/Teacher:_____Student:_____Grade Level/Year:_____

Other (describe):________________________________________

Permanent Address:____________________________City:_____________________

State/Province:___________________

ZIP/Postal Code:____________Country:____________________

Current Address:____________________________City:_____________________

State/Province:___________________

ZIP/Postal Code:____________Country:____________________

School:_____________________________________________

School/Business Phone: (           )____________________________________

                  Fax: (           )____________________________________
 
           Home Phone: (           )____________________________________

E-mail Address: ________________________________________________________

Dietary Restrictions: __________________________________________________

Important: If your ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER and/or E-MAIL ADDRESS will
change at some point following registration, please supply this
information and the dates when they will become effective. For
University students and others that may be moving often, please include
a PERMANENT mailing address with your registration form.

*Other Workshop dates throughout the year are available upon request

Rainforest and Reef
29 Prospect NE Suite #8 
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 USA
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