International Wetlands Research Program and Symposium
Global Exchange Reality Tours has been asked by Eco Cuba Network, a project of the Green Cities Fund to arrange travel to Cuba for US citizens who wish to participate in the International Wetlands Symposium and Research Program in Ciénaga de Zapata Biosphere Reserve, Matanzas Province, Cuba, November 2 - 10, 2013.
This trip is open to full time professionals, practitioners, students and activists in the fields of wetlands management and protection, general environmental protection, environmental education, sustainable economic development in protected areas and other related fields.
If you have any question as to whether you qualify as a participant, and for more programmatic and logistical information, please contact: Pam Montanaro, US Coordinator of Eco Cuba Network, 510-649-1052.
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City tour of Havana with focus on sustainable development
Urban and rural environmental site visits
Meetings with foremost Cuban Wetlands experts
Meetings with Cuban experts in complementary fields (renewable energy, environmental protection, sustainable agriculture)
Cienaga de Zapata wetlands tour
Full program and symposium
Tour guide and translator for all scheduled events
Transportation to all scheduled events
Price does not include:
One meal per day
Bottled water and other beverages
Optional cultural activities
Gratuities and tips
Round trip air fare, Cuban visa and required Cuban health insurance (estimated cost: $400 from Cancun; $500 from Miami)
Please contact Pam Montanaro at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-649-1052 for the Custom Tour Code for this program.
We must receive your application and a non-refundable deposit of $500 two months before departure. Payments by Mastercard, Visa and Discover are welcome. Full payment will be due 6 weeks before departure.
This trip will be as diverse as possible in terms of race, age and life experiences. We strongly urge people of color to apply. In some cases, a limited number of partial scholarships are available for low-income applicants.