Environmental Education


      Great Wilderness channels educational, financial and technological support to Ecuadorian non profits, while they provide us with tools and expertise to raise awareness of, and support for, educational programs that connect children and adults from the US, and around the world, with the rainforest conservation. Each year more than 1,000 American citizens travel to Ecuador to participate in educational and conservation programs such as volunteering at a reserve, study abroad, natural history courses and research conducted at each Biological Station.

 
Natural History Courses

        We are currently visiting elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities to promote individual and group participation in these types of courses as well as the volunteerism at natural reserves and  Biological Stations in Ecuador. 

      Recently, our colleague Vicki Breazeale participated in a “Natural History Course” on the Galapagos Islands organized by our partner organization  in Ecuador. Vicki is designing new and engaging tours of the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon region, western lowland rainforest and high Andean regions of Ecuador. 

Sample Itineraries:

1. Galapagos - San Cristobal Island

     a. Sample Itinerary I

     b. Sample Itinerary II

2. Amazon Basin 

3. The Chocolate Tour - Ecuador

4. The Llanos of Venezuela at Masaguaral Biological Reserve and Research Station

5. Tropical Andes - La Hesperia Biological Reserve and Research Station

6. Coastal Area

7. The Interchanging Community/InterCambio Comunitario Tour 

 For more information, please contact Soraya Delgado at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

 

Welcome, Everyone

 


 Greetings! - Great Wilderness continues to work on biodiversity preservation in both Ecuador and Venezuela. We are succeeding in our mission to "Help People Help Nature."

 Please consider donating to Great Wilderness. It is easy to go to our website and donate. Thanks in advance for any help you can give to our organization.


 Volunteer and Internship Program

Our goal is to support, strengthen and enhance our partners conservation program by sending individuals interested in working and supporting the protection of Ecuador and Venezuela native forest and ecosystems. (Read more)

 


 NEWS AND EVENTS

1. On September 2015,  the Parrolet Project was featured in the segment Bird Note that airs every morning in National Public Radio. Congratulations to our Research Director, Dr. Karl Berg!  Follow this link to hear the segment:   (Bird Note)

2. Great Wilderness would like to welcome both, Dr. Vernon Andrews to our Board of Directors and Ing. Estefani Izurieta (our very first Ecuadorian intern), to our team. (Read more)


GW ON THE GO!

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The Parrotlet Project


 

Do Parrots Name Their Babies?

While studying Green-rumplet Parrolets in Venezuela, National Geographic Explorer and Great Wilderness Board member, Dr. Karl Berg, discovered an incredibly rare behavior.

 

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Forest Fund

Dear Family and Friends,

 

Earth Day 2016 marks the launch of a new partnership with Forest Fund. Forest Fund supports conservation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil with the help of Great Wilderness and donors worldwide. Together we are turning landowners into forest protectors by providing opportunity cost payments to the landowner to keep the forest standing in one of the most ecologically important and threatened areas of the world. Read more     

 

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