I am delighted to announce that as of March 1, 2015, Dr. Nora Bynum will take the position of Executive Director of the ACEER Foundation. Nora has been involved with the ACEER for more than 15 years, and was instrumental in organizing and supporting the ACEER-Organization for Tropical Studies joint ecology and conservation course in Peru, which Continue reading “Nora Bynum New ACEER Executive Director”
UD’s 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit to feature plants from the Amazon
The University of Delaware exhibit at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show will provide visitors a lesson in the inherent value of abundant plant life, with a focus on useful, edible and therapeutic plants found in the Amazon rainforest.
In presenting Peru’s National Award of Environmental Citizenship to The ACEER, Peru’s Minister of Environment, Manuel Pulgar Vidal, specifically cited ACEER’s Puppet House, a traveling puppet show for rural Amazonian elementary school children.
ACEER is pleased to announce the recipients of the Dr. James A. Duke Ethnotanical Fellowship.
Roxana Yanina Casteñeda Sifuentes, Peru, in support of her project: Ethnobotany of Fabacae in Angaraes, Huancavelica, Peru
Laura Dev, United States, in support of her project: How does environmental change affect the learning of ethnobotanical knowledge among Shipibo healers in the Peruvian Amazon?: Creating an eco-cultural archive of traditional seeds, songs and stories.
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.