Our February Theme:
The fascinating green & wet world of tropical rainforests is home to more than half of the world’s animals. They are colorful, wild & unusual and they dwell in all four layers of the forest. All types of creatures are represented, from tiny insects to large mammals. Here, we also find more than two thirds of the world’s plant species. In the warm humidity, beautiful but tiny orchids grow, as tall trees reach for the sun. Many of our foods and products originate in the rainforest! Most of the world’s rainforests are found in Latin America, in the Amazonian Basin. So we simply must have a look at the cultures of this region: the music, art-forms, foods, ….and especially the celebration of Carnival! The colors and exuberance of this event mimic the teaming life of the rainforest itself.