ARBORETUM NEWS (FRIENDS OF THE ARBORETUM)

Explore the Amazon with Friends

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009

Here is a unique travel opportunity to explore the Amazon River Basin, meet local people and search for unique and exotic wildlife and plants.

This tour is being planned with International Expeditions (IE), specialists in small group nature travel.

The IE Amazon Voyage portion of the tour is recognized as one of the “25 Great Adventures in the World” by National Geographic Adventure magazine, and by author Patricia Schultz as one of the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

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Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. This 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages and abilities, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, families and individuals are available.