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Released: 10/19/1998

<p> The Amazon Rainforest, the Earth&acute;s most diverse terrestrial ecosystem, will be the topic for an upcoming Coffee Call at Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA). Coffee Calls are opportunities to meet with LSUA faculty members for coffee and conversation in their field of study. </p><p> The Amazon Coffee Call is scheduled for Sunday, November 15, 1998 from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on the LSUA Campus. Coffee Calls are brought to you as a public service at no charge and are sponsored by the Bank of Lecompte. Pre-registration is required by calling the LSUA Division of Continuing Education and Technology at 473-6445 or 473-6495. </p><p> Dr. Carol Corbat, associate professor of biology, will lead the discussion using a slide show and lecture presentation. Some of the topics will include characteristics of the rainforest habitat, an overview of the types of plants and animals inhabiting it, and aspects of the cultures of the indigenous peoples of the rainforest. </p><p> Participants will also learn about an upcoming LSUA travel opportunity to the Amazon scheduled in May 1999. Dr. Corbat will serve as the tour guide during this 8-day excursion to the 250,000-acre Amazon Wildlife Reserve. </p><p> To register for the Coffee Call, you may call 473-6445 or 473-6495. If you would like more information about the travel course, you may call Dr. Corbat at 473-6496. </p>