birding-aus Galapagos and the Florida Keys

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From: "Gustav W. Verderber" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 18:52:13 -0400
Natural History and Interpretive Photo Workshops

There are still several spaces available for the October, 1999 Galapagos

The following programs are currently open for enrollment.  Workshops are led
and organized by a nationally recognized naturalist and nature photographer
and are sponsored by non-profit conservation and environmental research
organizations.  Please consider offering these affordable educational
natural history experiences to students, faculty, staff and anyone
interested in seeing and learning about the natural wonders of Earth.

Workshops are principally field oriented and focus on the natural history,
ecology, conservation, ethnobotany, archeology, geology, and culture of the
region.  Naturalist guides are local experts.  Proceeds support conservation
and environmental education projects.

Interpretive Photo Workshops allow aspiring nature photographers to
accompany a professional photographer with credits that include the cover of
Natural History to photograph nature in some of the most splendid natural
areas on Earth.  Participants' photo work is critiqued before and after the
workshop and participants continue corresponding with the tour leader to
help them apply their photography in interpretive forums such as slide
shows, local and regional publications.

Undergraduate credits are available through Johnson State College for
attending and further study in related areas (environmental science,
biology, photography).

Detailed itineraries are available at the web site indicated below.

The Galapagos Islands

Dates: October 4 - 17, 1999

Length: 13 days/14 nights

Cost: $2,230.00 per person (includes round-trip airfare from Miami,
transportation, lodging, and meals)

Host/Workshop Coordinator: Gustav W. Verderber

Abstract: The nature of the Galapagos Islands including the famous tortoises
and marine iguanas will be our focus.  Also on the agenda are frigate birds,
blue-footed boobies, penguins, finches, sea lions, giant cacti, and
snorkeling over the coral gardens. During the second half of the trip we
will visit the Jatun Sacha Field Research Facility at the headwaters of the
Amazon River.  Guided and solo day and night hikes will take us deep into
the Amazon rainforest.

The Subtropical Marine Ecology of the Florida Keys

Dates: March 5-11, 2000

Length: 6 days/5 nights

Cost: $459.00 per person

Host/Workshop Coordinator: Gustav W. Verderber in association with the
Pigeon Key Foundation

Abstract: This natural history workshop will explore the coastal and shallow
submarine ecosystems of the Florida Keys.  We will be based at the Pigeon
Key marine education facility on the tropical paradise of Pigeon Key.
Barrier reef, mangrove, and terrestrial communities will be included as well
as a snorkel trip to the outer reef.  This workshop is an ideal introduction
to tropical ecosystems and marine biology.

With gratitude and respect,
Gustav W. Verderber
Environmental Interpretation
Education  *  Natural History & Photo Tours  *  Photography  *  Writing
1999-2000 Tours: Acadia National Park/The Galapagos Islands/The Florida Keys


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