04 Oct

Mantis Mania with Leo Lanna 

Are you ready for an adventure that will take you deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest without ever leaving your home? If you’re a K-12 student with a passion for nature, wildlife, and science, you won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity. Join us for a virtual field trip led by none other than Brazilian scientist Leo Lanna, the man on a mission to uncover the secrets of the rainforest’s most enigmatic creatures: praying mantises. 

Meet Leo Lanna and Projeto Mantis 

Leo Lanna is not your typical scientist. He’s a modern-day explorer guided by a passion for the natural world, and his chosen companions in the rainforest are the elusive and captivating praying mantises. As the founder of Projeto Mantis, an independent organization dedicated to the study and conservation of these incredible insects, Leo Lanna has embarked on a journey that combines science, poetry, and wildlife photography to push the boundaries of our understanding of the rainforest’s hidden treasures. 

A Nighttime Quest in the Amazon 

On this virtual field trip, Leo Lanna will take you on a captivating journey into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, where he searches for praying mantises on the darkest of nights. It’s a quest filled with mystery and wonder, as Leo unveils the hidden world of these remarkable creatures. From their unique and bizarre behaviors to the discovery of new mantis species, Leo’s work is a testament to the beauty and complexity of nature. 

Beyond Data: The Art and Science of Mantis Research 

What sets Leo Lanna and Projeto Mantis apart is their innovative approach to scientific research. They go beyond traditional data collection, integrating art, photography, and storytelling into their work. Leo believes that by connecting with the public through these creative mediums, he can inspire a deeper appreciation for the wonders of the natural world. 

Join Us for Leo Lanna’s Talk 

During this virtual field trip, Leo Lanna will share his experiences, his discoveries, and his passion for praying mantises. You’ll have the chance to see stunning wildlife photography, hear captivating stories from the rainforest, and gain insight into the vanguard science that Projeto Mantis is pioneering. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about evolution, species richness, and natural behaviors in a way you’ve never experienced before. 

Advocating for the Wonders of Diversity 

Leo Lanna’s work isn’t just about scientific research; it’s also about advocacy. He’s a passionate advocate for the incredible diversity of life that thrives under the cover of darkness in the rainforest. Through his work, he hopes to inspire others to appreciate and protect these fragile ecosystems that are home to some of the world’s most extraordinary creatures. 

How to Join the Virtual Field Trip 

Are you ready to embark on this exciting journey with Leo Lanna and Projeto Mantis? Here’s how you can participate: 

This virtual field trip is suitable for students from kindergarten to 12th grade, and it’s a fantastic opportunity to ignite your curiosity about the natural world and the incredible creatures that inhabit it. 

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure with Leo Lanna. Join us for an afternoon of exploration, discovery, and inspiration as we delve into the mysterious world of praying mantises in the Amazon rainforest. Get ready to be captivated by the beauty and wonder of nature as you’ve never seen it before!