Discovering Cuba’s Natural History A People to People Educational Exchange Led by Museum Experts
This spring, AMNH Expeditions travelers and Museum scientists traveled to Cuba for the first time in a decade! Our groups traveled under a special People-to-People license the Museum obtained through the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Our long-standing relationships at the National Museum of Natural History and the Institute of Ecology and Systematics permit us to arrange unique opportunities to meet and engage with scientists, curators, docents, and professors who are actively documenting, studying, and preserving Cuba’s natural history.
Additional programs for 2013 have been planned for these dates, pending renewal of our People-to-People license:
February 14-23 | March 7-16 | April 18-27 | May 16-25
Begin in Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with historic monuments and pastel-hued colonial architecture. Observe vintage American automobiles on cobblestone streets and absorb the intoxicating rhythms of Cuban music. Engage with curators and scientists at the Museum of Natural History and Antonio Nunez Jimenez Foundation to learn more about challenges and solutions they are finding in conserving Cuba’s immense biodiversity.
Journey beyond Havana to visit a successful Bio-Reserve in Artemisa province, interact with a local permaculture group outside Cienfuegos, meet with researchers at the botanical garden, and naturalists in the Topes des Collantes nature reserve near Trinidad. Our departures offer a full schedule of activities to maximize travelers’ experiences and interactions with the Cuban people. Each is accompanied by an expert representative from the Museum, such as a scientist or curator.
PLEASE NOTE: Preliminary reservations, without deposit,for these exciting programs are now being accepted. Pending our People-to-People license renewal, preliminary reservations will be confirmed.
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