Trans-Amazon Expedition

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Dan Lorbeske, Shedd Aquarist

Animal caretaker for Amazon Rising exhibit. Cares for fish, insects, spiders, reptiles, amphibians, birds and monkey. Responsible for health of animals and maintenance of exhibits.

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Laura K. Marsh, Ph.D.
Global Conservation Institute

Laura is a rainforest expert who specializes in Primates. She has spent alot of time tromping around in rainforest looking for critters, and she is anxious to answer your questions!

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Alaina Avery
Science Educator
Shedd Aquarium

Alaina first visited the Amazon during a semester abroad at the Universidad de San Fransico de Quito. The semester was based in Quito, with trips of different lengths to the paramo, a cloud forest, the coast, the Galapagos and the longest being the month at Tiputini in the rainforest.

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Robert Romanowski, Shedd Aquarium Education Coordinator - Floor Programs

Develops floor programming for the Amazon Rising exhibit and conducts animal encounters for diverse audiences. Participated in an on-line expedition to the Amazon in 2003.

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