Wake Forest University | Where Science Meets Storytelling: Wake Forest Students Explore Tropical Biodiversity and Environmental Journalism

///Wake Forest University | Where Science Meets Storytelling: Wake Forest Students Explore Tropical Biodiversity and Environmental Journalism

Where Science Meets Storytelling: Wake Forest Students Explore Tropical Biodiversity and Environmental Journalism

CEES Staff|September 24, 2018

While journeying down river in the Madre de Dios region of Peru this June, nine Wake Forest students saw Peruvians that looked a lot like them. They were young. They smiled and waved. But the same hands that greeted the students were the ones that sifted through the soil for gold – an illegal practice that has depleted the rainforest and infused mercury into its ecosystem for decades.