Trans-Amazon Expedition

About the Expedition

Between April 2007 and November 2008 Dave Freeman, Amy Voytilla, and Eric Frost led a team of scientists and educators on a 3,000 mile journey across South America.

Our educational program is designed to improve students reading, critical thinking, and communication skills and stresses the importance of learning and exploration by introducing students to the plants, animals, and people of one of the world's wildest places, the Amazon Rainforest.



Dave Freeman answers students questions during a live Internet chat during Project Peru 2006. Expedition members use laptops and satellite phones to communicate with schools on a daily basis from the Amazon.

The goal of the Trans-Amazon Expedition was to empower people to make changes in their lives, which will protect the world's remaining forests and combat global warming.

The expedition was broken into three, six to eight week segments over the course of three school years. Students, teachers, and learners of all ages participate in the live expeditions through photos, videos, and text posted to the Internet via satellite daily throughout the live expeditions.

We hope that you enjoy the photos, videos, podcasts, and other information that is available through our expedition updates.

Trans-Amazon Expedition: (Total 3,000 miles-- 500 bicycle; 2,500 canoe)

Lima, Peru to Iquitos, Peru (hiking & canoe) April 2 to May 14, 2007
Iquitos, Peru to Manaus, Brazil (canoe) Mar. 31 to May 15, 2008
Manaus, Brazil to Bellem, Brazil (canoe) Oct. 6 to Nov. 21, 2008