Experienced with computer programming? Good with people? Love trees? Or just want to get involved somehow? Enthusiasm, fresh ideas, and great attitudes are needed to help with this project. If you're interested in getting to see Ecuador, here is a great place to start.
There are a number of ways that you can see the forest yourself. Better yet, you can become a part of the conservation and propagation of the forest!
Beginning this summer, FNY is offering summer internships for students with a background in natural sciences, environmental education, or related fields. A strong background in Spanish is preferred but not required. Students carry out an individual project under the supervision of FNY, and also participate in current projects and research efforts. The specific area of work will depend on current FNY projects. This summer, Danielle Weiss and Bill Faria are traveling to Ecuador with us to conduct projects on community based reforestation, and water pollution in tropical montane ecosystems.
Although positions for the summer of 1999 are filled, we welcome any inquires you have for summer of 2000. For more information, please contact Jennifer Osha. The application deadline for 2000 internships is January 20, 2000.
This summer, we are working in conjunction with Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo (ESPOCH) to research the regeneration of Polylepis reticulata. If you are interested in tropical montane ecosystems and have an area of research in mind, please contact us.
$1 goes a long way in our project. $1 pays for 10 native trees to be planted, $50 buys an acre of land, and $75 pays for the training and salary of a native guide for one month! Help us out however you can.
money goes directly where it is needed. For any donation, you
will receive exact information about how it was used to
help the forest and its people.
We're about making this work, and making each dollar go as far as it can. If you would like to donate, please contact us. You may also obtain a copy of our budget.
We are currently looking for the following books. We are also in need of donations of computers, school supplies, and a cellular phone for emergencies. Please contact Jen Osha for more information.
Rundel, Smith, and Meinzer. Tropical Alpine Environments. Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Balslev, H. and J.L. Luteyn (eds.), Páramo: An Andean Ecosystem under Human Influence. Academic Press, London.
High Altitude Tropical Biogeography. Oxford University Press, New York.
The Kids Nature Book by Susan Milord
Play Lightly on the Earth by Jacqueline Horsfall.
Andean Ecology: Adaptive Dynamics in Ecuador, Vol. 27 by Gregory W. Knapp
Arboles Y Arbustos de Los Andes Del Ecuador by Carmen and Peter Ulloa Carmen
Food, Gender & Poverty in the Ecuadorian Andes by Mary Jeanne Weismantel
Any books on tropical montane environments, Ecuadorian flora and fauna, or environmental education are needed.
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Date Last Modified: 5/18/99