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Topic: Science

  • Critters of the Amazon River

    On the December Enrichment Voyage: Passage through the Amazon, participants will have the opportunity to sail up the Amazon River. The Amazon River is one of the longest rivers in the world, second only to the Nile, and is responsible for about 20 percent of freshwater discharge into the oceans.

  • Turning Back the Tide of HIV/AIDS in Honduras

    This is the face of HIV/AIDS in Honduras. The 31-year-old woman, almost as tiny as a child, has been a commercial sex worker since she was 14. At 15 she […]

  • Video: "What's the problem with Pitch Lake?" La Brea, Trinidad

    Students in the Maymester course “Real Communities, Real Problems & Real Solutions” visited Pitch Lake in La Brea, Trinidad. It’s one of the only places on earth where pitch – or tar – bubbles up naturally from the ground.

  • Garbage Dump Next to Mangrove Swamp

    How To Fail Absolutely Everyone

    Garrick Louis wanted his students to see this. The 17 undergraduates in his course “Understanding Water & Sanitation” didn’t have to wait long after the embarkation of this voyage to […]

  • The Importance of Visiting Brazil

    On December 30, 2011, the The MV Explorer will enter the Amazon River in Northern Brazil for the first Enrichment Voyage visit to Brazil since 2008. It is incredibly important for us to understand and visit this burgeoning economic powerhouse and strategic ally of the United States.

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