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Journey to the Edge of the World : The Brain Scoop in Amazonia
       
     
Journey to the Edge of the World : The Brain Scoop in Amazonia

In 2014-15, Team Brain Scoop set out on an expedition to the heart of Amazonia in Peru. They were assigned to a top notch team of scientists and explorers from The Field Museum of Natural History. They were there to catalog the unknown—all kinds of life from parts north, south, east, and west between the little traversed terrain of the rivers Tapiché and Blanco near the Peru-Brazil border.

What follows are the accounts from this journey to the edge of what we know about the world.

credits :: Tom McNamara :: Director. Producer. Editor. Camera :: Emily Graslie :: Series creator. Producer. Researcher. Presenter

videos made for The Brain Scoop + The Field Museum :: The Brain Scoop project is a science + natural history YouTube channel with 475,000 subscribers :: 2016 Webby Honoree for Best Internet Science and Education Series ::

       
     
In Search of Night Life

Team Brain Scoop sets out in the heart of the Amazonian darkness & finds a quietly perched bird, a caiman wading in the water, an electric green lizard asleep in a tree, a jumping frog, and a biting snake. Along the way, the team is ambushed by leaf-footed bugs.

This is Amazon Adventure No. 1.

credits :: Tom McNamara :: Director. Producer. Editor. Camera :: Emily Graslie :: Series creator. Producer. Researcher. Presenter

videos made for The Brain Scoop + The Field Museum :: The Brain Scoop project is a science + natural history YouTube channel with 475,000 subscribers :: 2016 Webby Honoree for Best Internet Science and Education Series ::

       
     
Investigating the Trees of Amazonia

In which Team Brain Scoop investigates, identifies, and smells the trees of Amazonia. Smells! Intrigue! Science!

This is Amazon Adventure No. 2.

credits :: Tom McNamara :: Director. Producer. Editor. Camera :: Emily Graslie :: Series creator. Producer. Researcher. Presenter

videos made for The Brain Scoop + The Field Museum :: The Brain Scoop project is a science + natural history YouTube channel with 475,000 subscribers :: 2016 Webby Honoree for Best Internet Science and Education Series ::

       
     
Finding Snakes with Pablo

Behold! The mighty Amazon tree boa strikes! As well as an encounter with the venomous Fer-de-Lance.

This is Amazon Adventure No. 3.

credits :: Tom McNamara :: Director. Producer. Editor. Camera :: Emily Graslie :: Series creator. Producer. Researcher. Presenter

videos made for The Brain Scoop + The Field Museum :: The Brain Scoop project is a science + natural history YouTube channel with 475,000 subscribers :: 2016 Webby Honoree for Best Internet Science and Education Series ::

       
     
Creatures of the Night

A light cuts like a knife through a moonless Amazonian night to find two bats and a spider.

This is Amazon Adventure No. 4.

credits :: Tom McNamara :: Director. Producer. Editor. Camera :: Emily Graslie :: Series creator. Producer. Researcher. Presenter

videos made for The Brain Scoop + The Field Museum :: The Brain Scoop project is a science + natural history YouTube channel with 475,000 subscribers :: 2016 Webby Honoree for Best Internet Science and Education Series ::

       
     
Bird Calls of Amazonia

In Amazonia you hear more animals than you see — like birds — an orchestra of feathers and chirps playing just out of sight.

This is Amazon Adventure No. 5.

credits :: Tom McNamara :: Director. Producer. Editor. Camera :: Emily Graslie :: Series creator. Producer. Researcher. Presenter

videos made for The Brain Scoop + The Field Museum :: The Brain Scoop project is a science + natural history YouTube channel with 475,000 subscribers :: 2016 Webby Honoree for Best Internet Science and Education Series ::

       
     
Jungle Atop A Desert

In Amazonia, all life filters through the soil. Even when that soil is like a desert sand, life still grows.

This is Amazon Adventure No. 6.

credits :: Tom McNamara :: Director. Producer. Editor. Camera :: Emily Graslie :: Series creator. Producer. Researcher. Presenter

videos made for The Brain Scoop + The Field Museum :: The Brain Scoop project is a science + natural history YouTube channel with 475,000 subscribers :: 2016 Webby Honoree for Best Internet Science and Education Series ::

       
     
An Adventure with an Electric Eel & a Caiman

In search of life aquatic and terrestrial in Amazonia.

This is Amazon Adventure No. 7.

credits :: Tom McNamara :: Director. Producer. Editor. Camera :: Emily Graslie :: Series creator. Producer. Researcher. Presenter

videos made for The Brain Scoop + The Field Museum :: The Brain Scoop project is a science + natural history YouTube channel with 475,000 subscribers :: 2016 Webby Honoree for Best Internet Science and Education Series ::

       
     
How to Cut a Trail in Amazonia

A field trip in which Team Brain Scoop learns how camps are made and trails are cut so scientists can work in the rainforest.

This is Amazon Adventure No. 8.

credits :: Tom McNamara :: Director. Producer. Editor. Camera :: Emily Graslie :: Series creator. Producer. Researcher. Presenter

videos made for The Brain Scoop + The Field Museum :: The Brain Scoop project is a science + natural history YouTube channel with 475,000 subscribers :: 2016 Webby Honoree for Best Internet Science and Education Series ::