Transformational Learning in the Amazon

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Amazon Teachers Need Transformational Professional Development Too!

Here at Amazon Rainforest Workshops, we believe that education has the power to transform conservation.  While much of our work focuses on professional development and curriculum resources for US educators, it is even more important to provide these same experiences for our colleagues in the Amazon!  We also know (and the research backs us up!)…

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You never know where AWE will take you

Next month will mark the 25th anniversary of the first time I set foot in the Amazon as a middle school science teacher  – a teacher who had never been out of the country but secretly harbored a dream of being an explorer. Twenty-five years ago, a teaching colleague and I made the spontaneous decision…

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Camera Trapping in the Amazon

Ever wonder what Amazon animals do when nobody’s looking? To find the answer to that question, we’ve decided to install camera traps on the ground and up in the canopy walkway at ACTSPeru – one of our favorite Amazon study sites for teachers and students.   With the help of teachers and students from Asheville School, Millbrook School, and…

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Kids + Binoculars = Inquiry & Fun

Welcome to the Amazon Binocular Project (ABP) – our newest educational outreach program in the Peruvian Amazon.  We are partnering with Cornell Lab of Ornithology to provide bird education to Amazonian students and teachers.  Thanks to generous donations of used and new binoculars, we are also putting binoculars in the hands of eager explorers like…

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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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