Conservation in Central America: Biodiversity and Indigenous Culture

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Time: 7:30PM Lecture
Open To: Public Lecture
Time Details: 7:30PM Lecture (Coffee and dessert will be provided)

If you wish to meet at the University’s campus restaurant, Marletto’s Market Place for a dutch treat dinner at 6:00 before the lecture.
Location: The Presentation Room of the Webster University Center
470 E. Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Description:

On October 25th we are honored to present Rachel and Dwight Crandell, who will share their adventures and experiences in Belize, Panama and Costa Rica where they have been working for years on both Rainforest and Native Cultural conservation projects.

Rachel Crandell, has won several awards for her first children’s book, “The Hands Of The Maya,” which she researched during a sabbatical she took from teaching at Principia Lower School. Now retired, she and her husband Dwight live in Costa Rica in a cabin that is right next to the Children’s Eternal Rainforest (which Rachel was closely involved with starting, enlarging and increasing). Rachel is currently the President of The Monteverde Conservation League, U.S. and working on two books about the Embera people of Panama, which she will tell us about.

Dwight Crandell serves as Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Monteverde Conservation League U.S., Inc. He retired on June 30, 2001 after serving 15 years as Executive Vice President of the St. Louis Science Center and 5 years as Assistant Director and Executive Director of the Museum of Science and Natural History in St. Louis. With Rachel, he has enjoyed traveling in Central and South America since 1990 and supporting educational/conservation activities in Belize, Ecuador, Bolivia and Costa Rica as well as numerous conservation and cultural organizations within the United States.

Walk-Ins Welcome: Yes
Reservation Deadline: October 22, 2005
Reservation Contact: Marguerite Garrick at 314-863-5458
Member Dinner Ticket: N/A
Guest Dinner Ticket: N/A
Lecture Only Ticket: $5

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