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Brazil: Exploring the Amazon, a River in the Sky

February 1, 2024

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, spanning over 6.7 million square kilometers, is home to an astonishing array of flora and fauna. Beyond its terrestrial wonders, the Amazon also plays a unique role as a “river in the sky.” This phenomenon, explored in the “One Strange Rock” series, unveils the interconnectedness of Earth’s ecosystems.

The Amazon rainforest releases vast amounts of moisture through a process called transpiration, where trees release water vapor into the atmosphere. This moisture forms clouds that travel across the continent, influencing weather patterns and rainfall in distant regions. In essence, the Amazon becomes a celestial river, shaping climates far beyond its borders.

“One Strange Rock” Episodes: Uncovering Earth’s Interconnected Systems:

To fully grasp the intricacies of our planet’s ecosystems, we recommend watching the “One Strange Rock” episodes. Produced by National Geographic and hosted by Will Smith, the series offers a unique perspective on Earth’s interconnected systems. It highlights the extraordinary stories of the astronauts who have witnessed our planet from space, emphasizing the delicate balance that sustains life on Earth.

Explore our programs available throughout the year, providing opportunities for adventure and learning in the Amazon. While our programs run continuously, the prime window to experience the wonders of the Amazon is from March to September. Plan your visit during this period for an optimal and unforgettable Amazonian adventure.

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