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June 11, 2018 - Twelve King’s College students will be participating in a three-week faculty-led study abroad program to the Los Amigos Biological Research Station in the lowland Amazon forest in Peru. This is the fourth summer that King’s students and faculty have conducted research in the Amazon.

During the 17-day course, King’s students will explore the biological diversity in tropical forests and the Amazon River Basin as well as learn about environmental issues related to the extraction of natural resources, cultural differences within and among nations, and the process of scientific research. 

The program, titled “Tropical Ecosystems: Forests of the Peruvian Amazon,” will feature a number of activities including independent research and excursions to Lima, Cusco, Puerto Maldonado, and Machu Picchu.

Dr. Garrett Barr, department chair and associate professor biology, and Dr. Tammy Tintjer, associate professor of biology, are the program directors. King’s College offers a variety of faculty-led study abroad programs as part of its commitment to global learning and student development.

Pictured seated, from left, are student participants Audrey Williams, Grace Nadolski, Ariana Lizza, Tristino Altavilla, Luan Hoang, Laura Christman, and Isabella Gabriele.

Pictured standing, from left, is Margaret Kowalsky, director of the Study Abroad Program at King’s; program participants Olivia Alvarez Rhaesa and Michael Brandle, Jr.; Barr; student participant Michael Pacovsky; Tintjer; student participants Sara Wolbert and Sara Ahmed; and Renata Evan, coordinator of short-term faculty-led programs.