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The George Washington University
Floating markets, giant water lilies and the Rio Negro. All it takes for this adventure is a smartphone — and the YouTube app. Welcome to Manaus, Brazil.

The Amazon rainforest: Pristine wilderness or forest garden? (Photos by Tomasz Falkowski/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Tomasz looks at how foreigners, violence, poor soil and roads killed off 90% of the Amazon population. Can looking at the past help us find a way to better manage this ecosystem?

Camp 41's amazing cooks — a team headed by the Brazilian grandmother we all wanted to adopt — kept the Planet Forward crew full of fresh, local fruits at breakfast and lunch. (Planet Forward)

Arizona State University
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Read Sydney's story of how she found her sense of comunidade — “community” in Portuguese — as she turned every corner in Brazil.

Dr. Tom Lovejoy beat the crowd of students, scientists, and storytellers to Camp 41 and waited to greet us as we entered our tropical home away from home. (Zachary G. B. Smith/SUNY)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Hear Zack tell us about the trip we took to the Brazilian rainforest, which revealed research spanning 38 years — and the man behind it all.

(Planet Forward)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Grad student Tomasz says the Quechua call the Amazon River 'Amaru Mayu,' which translates to 'mother serpent of the world.' What lessons can she teach us?
Planet Forward
The Planet Forward Storyfest 2017 storytelling expedition to Brazil brought together Storyfest winners, Planet Forward staff, storytellers, scientists, Correspondents and friends of Planet Forward for a once-in-a-lifetime journey.