Meeting set for Amazon travel-study
Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:07 pm
The Messenger 02.04.09
An informational meeting is planned soon for a University of Tennessee at Martin trip to the Amazon that will be led by Dr. Sue Byrd, professor of family and consumer sciences; Dr. Bradley Ray, assistant professor of fisheries; and Scott Pun, lecturer on health and human performance.
The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 258 of Brehm Hall.
Students participating will study rainforest flora and fauna, complete a jungle walk through the Amazon rainforest, sleep in hammocks on a riverboat throughout the Rio Negro and learn about the challenges faced by the Amazonian people.
The trip is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 4-12, 2010. Students participating will travel to Manaus, Brazil, and the Rio Negro River (within the Amazon). Participants must register for one of the following three-hour courses in fall 2009: FCS 470, NRM 230, or HLTH 485.
Approximate cost for the trip will be $2,700 plus passport, Visa and immunization costs. Student Government Association scholarships are available.
For more information, contact Dr. Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Ray at email@example.com or Pun at firstname.lastname@example.org.