WEST CHESTER, Pa. — The Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) has received Peru’s National Award of Environmental Citizenship for its environmental education programs promoting conservation of the Amazon Rainforest.
In announcing this prestigious award, Peru’s Minister of Environment, Manuel Pulgar Vidal, specifically cited ACEER’s Puppet House, a traveling puppet show for rural Amazonian elementary school children.
The ACEER Foundation and Golden Valley Farms Coffee Roasters of West Chester, Pennsylvania, have entered into a major collaboration to foster sustainable coffee development in the Amazon Basin while providing consumers with 100% Peruvian, 100% organic, 100% shade grown, and certified bird friendly coffee.
Students participating in Environmental Issues Across the Americas, a Penn State University course (GEOG 497c) in association with the ACEER Foundation, set up camera traps at the Los Amigos Biological Station. The course, taught by Dr. Joe Bishop and Dr. Denice Wardrop, consisted of fifteen Penn State students and four Peruvian students to explore environmental issues impacting the rainforests of southeastern Peru.