S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
International Gallery, Sublevel 3
Tropical rain forests are being destroyed at a rate of 95 acres per minute. This exhibition examines tropical rain forests and the causes and global consequences of losing these natural resources.
Three major themes are presented:
- ecology of the rain forests -- beauty and diversity
- people of the rain forest
- destruction of the rain forest--causes, consequences, and possible solutions
Features of the exhibition include:
- 180-degree slide-and-sound presentation
- interactive video disc computer game
- ethnographic and scientific objects
- video stations
- photo murals
Organized by the International Center and SITES, the exhibition and programs mark the Columbus Quincentenary (1492-1992).