EDUCATION

FIELD COURSES

Two courses will be offered during summer 2020: 

Limnology of Amazonia, July 27 – August 8 

  • Biological, chemical, and physical features of the waterways in the Peruvian Amazon 

Tropical Fish Biology, August 10 – August 22 

  • Introduction to behavior, ecology, and taxonomy of fishes in the Peruvian Amazon

Courses will be open to all students and will be taught in English, regardless of education level or age and will have both classroom and field components. Students will have a chance to sample from three different river systems in the Iquitos region (Rio Amazon, Rio Itaya, and Rio Nanay​).

COSTS*:

One Course $1250.00

Two Courses $2500.00

 

*All inclusive: room (double/triple occupancy with A/C, bathroom and internet, hot and cold running water), washer and dryer, 3 prepared meals a day, boat fees, etc.

 

Not included: Airfare

 

All courses will be taught at the Amazon Research Center for Ornamental Fishes in Iquitos, Peru.

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Personal toiletry articles (shampoo, soap, disposable razors, etc.)

  • Insect Repellent with DEET

  • Anti-Malarial Medicine

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses (with polarized lenses)

  • Camera (Disposable Waterproof Camera?)

  • Flashlight with extra batteries and bulb (a good head lamp is a great replacement)

  • Alarm Clock

  • Small personal first aid kit with various medicines (Pepto-Bismol, Benadryl, anti itch cream, Aspirin, Imodium, antiseptic ointment e.g. Neosporin, Antibiotics)

  • Water Bottle

  • Fannypack or small backpack, weather proof.

  • Ziploc bags to make things water proof

 

CLOTHES TO BRING: (keep in mind that mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors):

  • T-Shirts

  • undergarments

  • Swim suit

  • Lightweight long sleeve shirt (A TRUE LIFE SAVER)

  • Lightweight pants

  • Old tennis shoes that can get wet

  • Tennis shoes or other canvas-topped shoes….(dry quickly, with rubber soles. These should be broken in already; you don’t want to get blisters on your Amazon trip) OR Comfortable “hiking” shoes

  • Lightweight hat with a brim

  • Avoid jeans and other heavy items of clothing which take a long time to dry.

 

 

CLIMATE:

The Iquitos area, is 4 degrees south of the Equator, is characterized by strong tropical sun and a warm humid climate. The dominant vegetation is rain forest. Temperature varies from the mid- to mid-high 90's F during the day, night-time temperatures can drop some 10 degrees. Rain normally occurs during the afternoon or night, and humidity levels are high (90-100% every day). 

COURSE APPLICATION
Male or Female
Please indicate which session you are interested in attending. Class size is limited to 10 students.
 
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