How to help

CONAPAC is a Peruvian non-profit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of the rainforest through education of its stewards, the people who live along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. Our centerpiece project is the Adopt-A-School program, which is strengthened by workshops and complemented by service and sustainable projects in river communities.



how to help

Adopt-A-School Conservation Expedition

Tish at AAS 2016Preserving the rainforest one child at a time

Each April a Detroit Zoo volunteer group joins the CONAPAC staff, accompanied by representatives of the Iquitos Board of Education and the Indiana (Peru) Regional Education Office, in distributing school supplies to Adopt-A-School communities. In 2016 over 3,000 students and teachers in 109 schools in 55 communities received school supplies, thanks to the help of the Detroit Zoo Conservation Expedition team.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating in a future conservation expedition to the Amazon to distribute school supplies, please contact Claire at the Zoo.

2017 Volunteer Expedition