The KPU Amazon Field School takes students on a journey to the heart of the world’s most awe-inspiring rainforest, where we stay at the Calanoa Jungle Lodge located on the shore of the world’s mightiest river. Students from diverse backgrounds, including anthropology, biology, business, creative writing, design, expressive arts, fine arts, journalism and sociology, all take part in this interdisciplinary adventure. This diversity of disciplines enables a cross-pollination of ideas and perspectives as we engage in a cultural, ecological, and philosophical immersion.
As an instructor for this field school, I have the gift of facilitating transformative student experiences. From hearing indigenous elders speak of their world and playing soccer with local Amazonian villagers, to exploring personal symbolism and engaging in gratitude circles, to following our machete-wielding guide through primary tropical rainforest and watching river dolphins glide under our boat, this field school offers something for everyone.
Here are a sampling of photos from this journey (click for larger versions).
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