Local museum director leads travel study program in Brazil

a cable car over sugar loaf mountain (brazil)

Idabel, OK (January 5, 2019)— Museum of the Red River director Henry Moy will lead a short-term study program in Brazil in May. Moy said the program will “combine culture, history, and natural history” and is “the trip of a lifetime”. Both the Museum and Moy have strong ties to the region. The Museum is home to one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of Amazonian feather-work. Moy worked in Brazil for several years and was planning to stay there long-term before being recruited to the Museum in 1997.

Brazil is one of the world’s most environmentally diverse countries. The region is home to 60% of the Amazon Rainforest, which contains roughly one-tenth of all species in the world. Brazil is also one of the world’s most ethnically diverse countries. Its indigenous, European, African, and even Asian communities have created a culture unlike any other. Unsurprisingly, Brazil attracts over 1 million tourists from around the world each year.

The Museum’s 2019 study trip includes excursions to some of Brazil’s most famous natural and manmade wonders, including the town of Ouro Preto, Sugar Loaf Mountain (pictured) and the towering Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janerio, Iguassu Falls, and many more. Unlike the Museum’s last Brazilian study program, this one does not include any excursions into the Amazon Rainforest. More details, including a full itinerary and pricing information is here. A deposit for the trip must be made by February 1, 2019. For more information call (580) 286 – 3616.

[Image Credit: Far Horizons]


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