Season's Greetings from CONAPAC

CONAPAC Amazon Library music class along with students from Nuevo San Juan

Evaluations 100% Successful

This year's annual Adopt-A-School evaluation process was one of our most successful. We had an incredible group of education specialists, many of whom gave up over two weeks of their time to volunteer for CONAPAC. We couldn't have done it without their expertise and tireless help. Over the course of three weeks, 55 different communities on the Amazon, Napo and Ucayali Rivers were all visited and reviewed. Areas of evaluation were pedagogy, administration, community cleanliness, and environmental conservation. A mountain of data has been collected and is currently being collated. The final 2016 CONAPAC annual report will be available in January in both English and Spanish, including information from these evaluations.

We need help funding Adopt-A-School 2017

Donations are coming in for our 24th year of Adopt-A-School but we need still more to make 2017 another successful year of the program. With the holidays just around the corner, consider the gift of education (perhaps in the name of your family, church, community group, or a dear friend) by adopting one school at $425 for the year. A small portion of this fee also supports our two Amazon libraries. As always, no part of your Adopt-A-School donation goes toward salaries. All funding goes to the purchase of supplies and the cost of transportation.
Update on Marcy’s Books

Thanks to the generosity of our donors we have reached our goal of purchasing all 55 sets of rainforest books. We'll be especially thinking of you as we hand out these two beautiful books to each of our partner communities. Each book has an inscription to honor Marcy Sieggreen, herpetologist for the Detroit Zoo and friend of Explorama, CONAPAC, and students in our Adopt-A-School program.

Call for Adopt-A-School 2017 Volunteers

During the 2016 Adopt-A-School volunteer program we welcomed over 30 volunteers from all over the US, Canada, and Australia. As always, it was an outstanding and memorable experience for all our volunteers, CONAPAC and Explorama staff, and our 55 participating communities. We can't make the same impact on these communities without our committed "ambassadors for education.” When volunteers spend their money traveling to Peru and their time delivering books and school supplies, they send a powerful and meaningful message. And like most things, the more we give, the more we receive. You'll never regret this experience of a lifetime by joining the 2017 Adopt-A-School delivery/community project expedition.

Follow the link to see the newly designed 2017 AAS volunteer booklet. The volunteer weeks are March 25-April 2 and April 1-9. If you would like to add your name to our list of interested volunteers, please do so by contacting our volunteer coordinator, Claire Lannoye-Hall, at the Detroit Zoo. Space is limited. A better gift for yourself, your child, or your grandchild could not be found!

Continuing into Year Two

We're looking for a few good donors--28 to be exact--to contribute $350 each. The first year of our Adopt-A-Drop water support program went very well. The majority of our water plants tested are producing safe, clean water for their communities. Our regular visits and training have paid off. Those that didn't pass were shown the necessary steps to guarantee good water quality. Special information workshops and one-on-one operator training were also provided all year. Please consider the gift of clean water for one Peruvian rainforest community in 2017. With your generosity you will be contributing to CONAPAC's impact on the lives of over 5,000 adults and children.
Water treatment plants in the communities of: Isla Tamanco, Santa Lucia, San Juan de Floresta, and San Pedro de Mangua

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CONAPAC is a Peruvian non-profit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of the rainforest through education of its stewards, the people who live along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. Our centerpiece project is the Adopt-A-School program, which is strengthened by workshops and complemented by service and sustainable projects in river communities.
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