From Maryland to Peru

This January, a team of twelve students and two instructors will leave the state of Old Bay and journey to the invaluable rainforest of Peru to study conservation and ecotourism–and write all about the expedition.


In the meantime, we’ve been studying and writing about 58 acres near campus–the Singleton-Mathews property, which we’ve decided is “McDaniel’s best kept secret.” You can learn about its history, its natural attributes, and its potentials here. Recently approved for a new re-forestation project in cooperation with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the Singleton-Mathews property is an interesting local microcosm of the larger international issues we’ll be exploring with ARCAmazon, home to over 12,000 acres set aside for research and conservation in the Las Piedras region of Peru.

20Whether it’s in the rolling hills of Maryland, or amidst the towering trees of the Peruvian Amazon, we’re working to bring awareness about the beauty and the importance of the world around us. Bookmark this page to stay up to date with our travels!

ARCAmazon–our destination–is home to over 11,000 acres set aside for research and conservation

Note: Many of the awesome photos of the Amazon on this site are featured courtesy of award-winning photographer, Thomas Haney, who guest-lectured for our course. More of his photographs can be viewed at his website.

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