A Cultural & research trip to the regions of Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Havana, Cuba!
JULY 2 - 15, 2024
Experience the Flora, Fona and ecosystems of the Southwestern Regions of Cuba
Embark on a captivating journey through the cultural and natural wonders of Cuba on this 14-day,13 night adventure, immersing yourself in its rich history, vibrant landscapes, and diverse ecosystems. This meticulously curated itinerary promises an exploration of five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, promising an unforgettable experience.
When: July 2-15, 2024
• Land package: $3900 per person double occupancy. (travel insurance not included)
• Add $400 for a single supplemental ($4300)
• A deposit of $900.00 is required with registration to reserve your place and is non-refundable
• The balance is due April 1, 2024, and at this date, all payments are non-refundable.
Roundtrip airfare from MIA
- All accommodations
- All meals
- A toll-free conference call briefing 4 weeks prior to the journey
- Special travel visa
- Approved license, permits and entry fees
- Health Insurance while in Cuba
- Greet at the Havana airport by your English-speaking guide
- Private air-conditioned transportation
- Luggage handling
- Bottled water daily
- Tips and meals stated on the itinerary
About Dr. Marc Minno
Dr. Minno has a Ph.D. in zoology and over 21 years of professional experience as an
interdisciplinary scientist and ecologist. He currently serves as the Lead Ecologist and co-
founder of Eco-Cognizant, Inc. Formerly with the Saint Johns River Water Management
District (SJRWMD), Dr. Minno has worked on mapping wetlands in northeastern Florida,
restoring drained wetlands in the Upper Saint Johns River Basin, estimating harm to wetlands
and lakes from groundwater withdrawals, and was the lead environmental reviewer for the
SJRWMD Consumptive Use Permitting program from June 2002 through September 2011.
He has considerable experience in designing environmental monitoring networks and using
groundwater model results, soils, vegetation, water level data, Minimum Flows & Levels
(MFLs), and other information to determine impacts from water withdrawals. Dr. Minno helped
to develop a predictive model for estimating harm to natural systems from groundwater
withdrawals used in SJRWMD water supply planning.
He has been qualified as an expert in wetland ecology and Consumptive Use Permitting and
has testified at Administrative hearings. He has served as Chairman of the Southern
Lepidopterists’ Society, President of the Florida Association of Benthologists, and was chair
of the Environmental Measures Team of the Central Florida Water Initiative through
Dr. Minno is also keenly interested in conservation biology and has authored/coauthored six
books, five book chapters, and more than 90 other scientific articles. He has worked on the
biological control of invasive pest species such as Hydrilla, Cogongrass, Japanese Stiltgrass,
and Caribbean Fruit Fly.
Dr. Minno received an Award of Excellence in gratitude for exceptional performance and
dedicated commitment to excellence and the water resources of Florida, presented by St.
Johns River Water Management District, November 9, 2010.
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