Transformational Learning in the Amazon

Field Notes from the Amazon

How to Prepare for the Trip of a Lifetime: Student Field Report

March 5, 2015

2015 Student Field Reporter Project:  We’ve enlisted the help of several students to share their 2015 Amazon experiences with us. Over the coming months we will regularly feature their posts, photos, and reflections – letting them tell their amazing stories of the Amazon and it’s impact on their lives!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reporter: Sophie P.  (middle…

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Winging It: Birding as a Contact Sport?

December 4, 2014

It’s all fun and games until you get birds and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology involved…then mayhem, hilarity, and learning ensue! Last summer, birding in the Amazon became a full contact sport as U.S. and Peruvian educators and students raced around the grounds outside the Amazon library – flapping their “wings” as they searched for…

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Blind Dates in the Amazon

November 6, 2014

Standing on the banks of the Sucasari River as dusk began to settle around me, I strained to hear the sound of approaching boats over the cacophony of rainforest insects and frogs.  I had only emerged from the jungle two hours earlier after spending over a week with high school students exploring the rainforest from…

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Spring Break 2014: Wet and Wild in the Amazon!

April 3, 2014

As students return to their classrooms following spring break, many will share their stories of beaches with friends and family. But for thirteen students from the Derryfield School in New Hampshire, the conversation will be very different: “So what did you do on spring break?” “Not much…just traveled to the Amazon, slept under mosquito netting,…

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Still wondering how the Amazon relates to your classroom?

March 5, 2014
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Just when you thought you knew everything about sloths…

February 5, 2014

Sloths have been making headlines this week –  They even got a feature in the New York Times! Maybe you thought all you really needed to know about sloths is that they are sloowwww, like to hang out in trees, are kind of a greenish brown, and are just about the cutest things that live in…

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Amazon Super Heroes Caught Moonlighting as K-12 Educators!

October 3, 2013

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times…the future of the planet depends on the students sitting in our classrooms.  As educators, the task of nurturing this next generation to appreciate the role of science in addressing local as well as global problems often falls to us. At times this may seem like a super human…

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The Benefits of Tarantulas on the Ceilings and Frogs in the Showers

October 2, 2013

Let’s be honest…looking for tarantulas on the ceiling before sitting down to dinner is not considered normal. Nor is checking for frogs in the shower before you shampoo.  But as many of our Amazon travelers will attest, there is an undeniable sense of pride and accomplishment when you can actually say you’ve done this!  There…

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Amazon Rainforest Floods U.S. Classrooms!

September 12, 2013

We’ve said it before, and we can’t help but say it again…” What happens in the Amazon should never stay in the Amazon!” Each and every year the educators and students we have the privilege to share the Amazon with give life to these words.  Each and every year the wonders of the Amazon are…

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Amazon here we come!

June 26, 2013

Wow!  This year we are celebrating 22 years of building Amazon awareness through our summer workshop programs and we are pulling out all the stops!  This year we will host: 30 Adventurous Educators 26 Student Explorers 7 Teacher Leaders 6 Awesome Faculty Members 5 Student Amazon Rainforest Workshops and 1 Stupendous Educator Academy in the…

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