Transformational Learning in the Amazon

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Ancient but Strong: The Yagua Indians’ Traditional Ways

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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On Bug Spray, Research Projects, and Weirdly Named Birds

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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Blind Dates in the Amazon

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

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!

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!

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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New species of STEM discovered in the Amazon!

After poking around in the leaf litter and climbing into the canopy of the Amazon, it seems we might have discovered a new species of STEM.  We affectionately call it by its common name, STEMazon.  Although not officially described by STEMologists, we have petitioned to give it a proper scientific name – Stemus amazonicus. STEM,…

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