Amazon Riverboat Exploration
|Goal||Help conserve wildlife along the Amazon.|
|Task||Protect the fragile South American wilderness.|
You’ll journey aboard a restored, remodeled, air-conditioned vessel from the Rubber Boom era. You’ll travel for two days along the Samiria River into the heart of Peru’s fabled Amazon region. There, in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, you’ll discover a flooded forest whose waters run from the Andes Mountains to create a delicate wilderness. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and work with the Cocama people from a nearby village. With your help, Earthwatch and the Cocama will develop management plans to protect both the needs of the Cocama people and the wildlife of the Samiria River basin.
|How to Join||
Go to www.earthwatch.org and sign up.
|Ideal Age Group||Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Tags||adventure, amazon, conservation, exploration, peru|
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