“Jungle of the Maya” Slide Presentation and Photography Exhibit at FDU

Teaneck, NJ (January 7, 2005) — A special slide presentation “Jungle of the Maya” features the work of New Jersey photographers Douglas Goodell and Jerry Barrack, who have collaborated with writer Jim Wright to produce the book “Jungle of the Maya.”

On Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 2 p.m. in FDU’s Weiner Library Auditorium, River Road, Teaneck, NJ, the public is invited to attend this extraordinary presentation as well as an exhibit of the photographers work.

The book and the slide presentation celebrate one of the world’s most magical places, the Selva Maya. It is the largest contiguous tropical forest north of the Amazon, encompassing much of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. The region is home to thousands of remarkable creatures, plants, and archaeological sites. And it is crucial to the well being of the entire Western Hemisphere.

To capture the splendor of the region, Goodell, Wright, and Barrack made many visits over several years, in all seasons, and took thousands of photographs. The presentation on January 30 features many of the exotic birds of the region, as well as the cats, monkeys, butterflies, reptiles, and plants. It also includes some of the archaeological wonders of the area and addresses some of the issues threatening the region.

The exhibit will be open to the public from January 30-March 5 during library hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. - Sun. 12 noon-5 p.m.

For further information, call 201 692 2140.

Metropolitan Campus

Gretchen Johnson

Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Mailstop H-DH3-15
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-7032

285 Madison Avenue
Mailstop M-MS0-01
Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 443-8661

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