2019 Newsletter

2019 Updates from Executive Director, Devon Graham about ongoing work and projects in the Peruvian Amazon.

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NYC fundraising gala to support Project Amazonas and Peru disaster relief

20 May 2017 - New York City fundraiser to support Project Amazonas and Peru disaster relief. 

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High-tech, low-cost innovations for Amazon schools

March 2017 - Educator Dana Rensi is spearheading an effort to provide rural Amazon schools with low-cost, high-tech educational resources. Read more about the innovative endeavor at www.dailytidings.com/news/20070403/seeding-silicon-jungle (if link doesn't open, typing "seeding-silicon-jungle" into your browser should take you to the full article)


Project Amazonas is looking foward to collaborating with Ms. Rensi, and with Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakesh whose lab has designed extremely low-cost, and low-tech but highly effective medical centrifuges and microscopes that Ms. Rensi will be field testing in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Yagua Artifacts exhibited at the Frost Museum in Miami, Florida

The Frost Museum on the campus of Florida International University, Miami, Florida, recently hosted an exhibit of artifacts of daily use from the Yagua tribe of the western Amazon (Peruvian Amazon region). We are very pleased to have had this opportunity to showcase the Yagua, and thankful for the assistance of the Frost, The Honors College at FIU, and Professor Jim Riach and student center gallery manager Christopher Rodriguez in putting together this exhibit. Follow the link for a "video-walkthrough" of the exhibit!  We hope you enjoy it!  Click here:  http://vimeo.com/29394967

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Student Video features Madre Selva Biological Station

A March 2011 course from Lawrenceville School, has resulted in a student video featuring the field station and the activities of the students during the course. To view the 8-minute video, follow the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nuw6cjIpiwI&feature=email  Many thanks to the students and staff of Lawrenceville School!

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Dr. Cynthia Gerstner in the Peruvian Amazon

Cynthia Gerstner Scholarship Fund

We mourn the loss of Dr. Cynthia Gerstner who passed away recently from cancer. Dr. Gerstner conducted fish population research in the Amazon, work in which Project Amazonas was privileged to collaborate.

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Students for Environmental Action aid the Amazon

The "Students for Environmental Action" (SEA) club at the University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA), recently raised funds to help further the construction of a steel-hull medical boat in the Amazon.

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New Hospital Boat Amazon Rainforest Peru

New Amazon Hospital Boat, Tucunare`s Replacement

After extensive search in Peru, Colombia and Brazil, we have found a suitable candidate boat in Iquitos for this purpose at a sale price of $20,000. The vessel is only 2 years old, and the hull planks are a solid 1.5" to 2" thick with a barge base construction which means that even through the vessel is slightly shorter than the Tucunare, the amount of floor space would be about double that of our now-retired vessel, and the draft of the boat would be even less, allowing us to enter shallower water.

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Project Amazonas Partners with AidJoy

Project Amazonas and AidJoy join forces to promote positive growth in the Peruvian Amazon.

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