Easter Island Expedition

So yesterday I bit the bullet and signed up for my second dig with Earthwatch: easter_island_04Restoring Prehistoric Landscapes on Easter Island for two weeks in December.  According to Josh Bernstein of History Channel’s Digging for the Truth, Easter Island is the most remote island in the world, being some 2300 miles off the coast of Chile.  It’s forests have been decimated and the islanders have lost the skills to reclaim them.  Earthwatch is digging to find clues as to how the ancients managed their forests and to help restore the landscape to improve agriculture on the island.  Read more about Easter Island from Szandra Gonzalez‘s website.  The photo to the right is hers.  Easter Island is now a world heritage site.

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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1 Response to Easter Island Expedition

  1. Ginger Jacobson says:

    You are going to have a truly rich experience, Lorraine. Good for you!

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