Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Exploration of the Amazon


Kew Gardens: Exploring the Unknown Amazon

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Published on Feb 4, 2016

Following Kew’s botanical work on an expedition (organised by CNRS and the French Foreign Legion) along the French Guiana-Brazil border, this short film examines how modern techniques and equipment, coupled with old-fashioned exploration, can help fill voids in our knowledge of the Amazon flora. Shot on location in the Parc Amazonien de Guyane with the support and permission of the Park authorities.

10 comments:

  1. Would you like to have been part of this expedition? Please explain why, or why you would not like to have been involved.

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    1. Yes because it would be fun to be at the Amazon learning about the plants- Minnie

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    2. I wouldn't have wanted to go because it would have been very hard with a 30kg bag on my back. ( the bag was heavier than me!) if I did go I would have liked a person by my side carrying some of my bags. Sleeping would also be hard because you were on cold wet ground. I wouldn't get to sleep. Exploring would be fun though especially if you were the first one there. I would think my mum would like to come to check out the trees as she in in forestation. Though she would not like to have muddy feet. Olivia b

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    3. Tyler: yes because I like science and it would be interesting and fun to do it

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    4. George: not because it would be very tiring

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  2. If you could join an expedition crew anywhere in the world/universe, where would you choose to go, and why?

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    1. Hong Kong because I would see the pandas and I could study them - Minnie

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    2. The Amazon because it has not been explored fully. Olivia b

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    3. NASA to go to space because it is the final frontier and it would be an amazing experience
      Vivek & Iñaki

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    4. Tyler: the moon because I can build a moon lab with the crewmen

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