Transformational Learning in the Amazon

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Think Locally; Explore Globally

Last summer the Educator Academy in the Amazon was fortunate to be featured in the Place-based Education edition of Green Teacher.  As we prepare for our 2017 program, we can’t wait to introduce the Amazon to a new group of teachers and help them create deeper global and local connections for themselves and their students.  Think Locally;…

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Girl Explorers Rock it in The Amazon!

Did you know that this week marked the FIRST EVER celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science?   It’s about time because today, more than ever, the world needs science and science needs women. When we started digging into the statistics of women in science and hearing their stories, we decided to scrutinize our data…

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The Sake of Wonder Research and Peace on the Roof of the Rainforest

2015 Amazon Workshops 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 its impact on their lives!   Reporter: Kailani C. (High…

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Jungle Walks and Bottled Hope: Rainforest Ways

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: Kailani C. (High School…

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Winging It: Birding as a Contact Sport?

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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Spring Break 2014: Wet and Wild in the Amazon!

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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Just when you thought you knew everything about sloths…

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!

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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