Building on a Tri-Beta Biological Honorary Society trip to the Amazon in 2009, Bethany College biology seniors Siobhan McDonagh and Lanai Toledo and Professor of Biology John Burns will depart in November for the Amazon. The trip is being supported by a $5,000 mini-grant awarded by the Appalachian College Association and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The group will stay at Tahuayo Lodge, located four hours by speed boat, or 90 miles, upriver from Iquitos, Peru. During the college’s Thanksgiving break, trip participants will evaluate the suitability of the remote jungle site for the development of a possible travel abroad course, Ecology of the Amazon, to be offered by Bethany College.
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