Geoversity is Nature’s University. Our main campus is the Mamoní Valley Preserve, a 4,800-hectare (12,000 acres) rainforest conservancy located in one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world, less than a two-hour drive from Panama City, Panama.
Geoversity leads a growing ecosystem of individuals and organizations including musicians, visual artists, dancers and healers, united in the mission of biocultural renewal. Our programs are grounded in the hard day-to-day work of watershed conservation and the fight to avert global ecological collapse, always in team with local communities, indigenous authorities, and youth activists. We offer immersive learning experiences, guided by applied science, natural design, and indigenous wisdom, for emerging and accomplished biocultural leaders.
"There's a rhythm and an order to nature. There's also an order to music, one that emanates from the human heart and spirit. I think it's fantastic that through Geoversity people are able to draw this parallel."
- Jazz legend Herbie Hancock
Geoversity's new Southern California hub
Renaissance Heart performs @ Geoversity’s Borrego Institute for Living Design
Think Tanglewood in the Jungle Of panama
In the Summer of 2008, through mutual friends, I found myself at a fundraiser in Brentwood, CA for a non profit that was somehow going to use the arts to save 11,000 acres of ecologically rich and therefore quite important rainforest in The Central Mamoni Valley of Panama. At the fundraiser, were Jazz luminaries Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter along with Danilo and Patricia Perez who were Skypeing from Panama. All are huge supporters of the cause. Needless to say, I found the evening to be quite exhilarating. The night was capped off by a talk from Nathan Gray, the Executive Director of Geoversity He was extremely enthusiastic and painted a picture of a beautiful land that was in need of help from concerned environmental activists. I knew right then and there that I needed to get involved with this project.