We will be visiting five (5) areas of BioTrek including the Rainforest Learning Center, Rainforest Animals Station, Rainforest Overlook, Ethnobotany Garden, and Mesozoic Garden -with Cal Poly Students engaged in a community service-learning class called BIO 4885: Interpretation of Science. This 2-hour tour is conducted outdoors - rain or shine - and involve moderate walking on uneven pathways. Ethnobotany is the study of how different cultures use plants—for housing, tools, clothing, medicine, and ceremony The rainforest is a place where environmental influences have caused similar plant adaptations in species from different continents, enabling plants to survive in nutrient-poor soils. Woods, spices, nuts, fruits, and other human-use products come from rainforests. Its many layers of tree canopies provide a multitude of different homes for animals that may spend nearly all their lives in the tree tops. Rainforest inhabitants rely on one another for food and shelter. The Mesozoic Garden and Learning Center emphasizes the need to share the knowledge, values and ethics of behaviors that embrace nature and ecological and biological sustainability on a finite Earth. NOTES - PLEASE READ: 1) Students using charter funds, please type CSPO at checkout. 2) Please dress appropriately with layers and comfortable shoes - and bring drinking water (no food). There is moderate walking on uneven pathways through a somewhat humid rain forest. 3) Plan to arrive by 9:15 AM to visit the restroom prior to the guided tour.