Ecuador Research and Study Abroad at the Intersection of Indigenous Culture and Environment
The mission of the Andes and Amazon Field School is to provide quality in-country education on the Ecuadorian Amazon in a safe and comfortable setting. Each summer we bring together a top group of academic and indigenous experts for 8 weeks of learning and research. Together with students we seek to interpret and preserve the culture and environment of the region and to find practical solutions for a sustainable future.
Our logo, Iluku (ee-loo-koo) seated on a crescent moon represents Iyarina as this act of remembering.
According to tradition the acts of creation separated Ilucu from her lover who became the moon. When the moon comes up she remembers him and cries. When people hear her plaintive sound they too remember the historical separations and sacrifices that have made our present world a habitable and convivial place.
Andes and Amazon Field School
Km. 11 Via Ahuano
Tiyu Yaku, Napo, Ecuador
- Altitude: 499 meters; 1640 feet
- Average temperature: 77 Degrees Fahrenheit
- Population of nearby provincial capital Tena: 28,800