About

In January 2010 a group of students from Lesley University and The Art Institute of Boston traveled from Massachusetts to the North East coast of South America in the class Field Experiences in Tropical Ecology. In this hands-on class, students learn about the ecological systems, history, and social pressures of Guyana’s capital city Georgetown and three inner-country villages: Rewa, Apoteri, and Yupukari. This science credit class also strives to support Guyana in eco-tourism, housing students in village-run eco-lodges, in a push to spread eco-tourism as a way to profit from the beautiful 80% pristine rainforst rather than exploiting it for lumber, oil, and gold.

This is my personal photography taken in Guyana. Please comment and rate my work, and visit the links to learn more about Guyana.

////Casey Grenier

More about Casey Grenier:

email: cgrenier@lesley.edu

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More about Guyana:

Lesley University Guyana Blog

Photos from other students

Foster Parrots

Rupunnuni Learners

Guyana Tourism Authority

Rock View Lodge

Kaieteur National Park

10000 Birds

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5 Responses to “About”

  1. Hi Casey!

    Thanks for sharing your photos, they are beautiful πŸ™‚ !!

    • Thank you so much Tracey!
      I checked out 10,000birds.com, great site, are you a part of it? The Harpy photo on the Guyana page was taken by Mike, my professor on this class trip. Seeing that young Harpy made me cry πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Casey:

    I’m not part of the 10,000 birds website but I did travel to Guyana in March 2010 w/my son, accompanied by Foster Parrots that was written about in the article. Mike S was part of this group and grabbed that shot of the Harpy – gorgeous and powerful, so much beauty! I attend Lesley Univ and received credit for a video trailer short I created based on that trip. What precious memories you now have with your incredible photos; I hope they inspire others who see them to visit Guyana and build their own memories of this unique place on Earth – I can’t wait to get back there myself πŸ™‚

    • Awesome Tracey, I’m curious to see what other people are inspired to make after visiting Guyana. You should send me a link to your video short if you can, I can also post it here on my site if you’d like. This trip must have been life changing for your son, he’s so lucky to have a mom like you!

  3. Thanks for your kind words Casey! Things fell into place getting my 14-yr old to Guyana and I had support to make that happen. Life-changing indeed! The imprint that journey had on him will stay w/him forever; the locals named Zac Rainforest Ambassador for the village during a gathering in Rewa, presented him w/a ceremonial headdress and a certificate and he is motivated to live up to the responsibility. He made friends w/other children and they stay in touch … it doesn’t get better than that! If you like to share my video on your site, you can click on my name in this msg and it should bring you right to the link, otherwise, the IP addy is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0tyoeyy_QA .

    Trying to get grant funded to return to Guyana and build on this; it’s a story that needs to be told. Hopefully exposure will educate the world about this place on Earth that we need to preserve, respect and cherish … or it will be lost to short-sighted ventures at the expense of all; none more so than those who live in this Amazon region dependent on the forest for survival. We are already rich with such a jewel on our Planet! I’m happy you were able to travel to Guyana and appreciate how special it is there, so please feel free to post my video. The more voices that carry the same message cannot be ignored πŸ™‚

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