Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More
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Curated from the web, resources that can help you use rainforest related topics to build awareness, teach key content, and educate for a sustainable future.  JOIN US IN THE AMAZON for our K-12 Educator Academy:  http://www.amazonworkshops.com/educator-academy.html
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LUCIO'S LEGACY:  The Amazon Binocular Project

LUCIO'S LEGACY:  The Amazon Binocular Project | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it

The Amazon Binocular Project was launched barely a month before Lucio Pando, our friend, mentor, and guide, passed away last week. Lucio was a wonderful Amazon bird guide who dreamt of sharing his passion for birds with local Amazon school children. Unfortunately, Lucio did not have adequate access to binoculars for the children. We wanted to do something about that. Now Lucio's legacy must be carried on by other Amazon bird guides who had been working with him. We would love to present these guides with a quality classroom set of binoculars next summer. Please share this link to the Amazon Binocular Project with your friends so we can make it happen.

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GOOD NEWS: 500,000 baby turtles to be released into Peruvian Amazon! 

GOOD NEWS: 500,000 baby turtles to be released into Peruvian Amazon!  | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Peruvian environmental authorities will release 500,000 yellow spotted Amazon river baby turtles back into the wild through mid-November.
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RESOURCE : Nat Geo's Amazonia - The Human Impact

RESOURCE : Nat Geo's Amazonia - The Human Impact | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Mining, logging, ranching, agriculture, and oil and gas extraction have put unsustainable pressure on the delicate rain forests of the Amazon Basin.
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Fantastic Resource for teaching about the importance of the Amazon! 

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ENGAGE:  Pen Pals 2.0 - Can Technology Foster Global Tolerance?

ENGAGE:  Pen Pals 2.0 - Can Technology Foster Global Tolerance? | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Schools all over the world are using digital tools to help students collaborate and build cultural understanding with distant peers.
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WATCH: How Bird Vomit Helps Us Understand History

Like many kids, I dissected owl pellets when I was in school - but I never realized they can be used by scientists to learn about certain aspects of an ecosystem. And today, paleontologists like Matt McDowell are using these pellets to learn about the history of an environment, to preserve them for the future
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TECH:  Mapping the World's Biodiversity

TECH:  Mapping the World's Biodiversity | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Explore the variety of life with the latest maps of the world's biodiversity, including birds, mammals, and amphibians. GIS data available.
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FYI: This Amazon Frog Makes Its Own Insect Repellent

FYI: This Amazon Frog Makes Its Own Insect Repellent | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
The Amazonian amphibian produces a chemical camouflage that renders it invisible to its aggressive ant neighbors.
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Unfolding Journeys: Amazon Adventure

Unfolding Journeys: Amazon Adventure | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
The ultimate online destination for curious young explorers! Browse books and explore this planet and beyond with Lonely Planet Kids.
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Cool new Amazon rainforest resource just for kids! 

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10 Weird Ways You Could Be Spreading Invasive Species

10 Weird Ways You Could Be Spreading Invasive Species | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
From artificial Christmas trees to running shoes, we look at some of the ways you could be spreading invasive species.
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How Cross-Cultural Dialogue Builds Critical Thinking and Empathy

How Cross-Cultural Dialogue Builds Critical Thinking and Empathy | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Generation Global helps students build empathy for those in different cultures by engaging in dialogue about their experiences. The goal is to make the exotic
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Needed now more than ever! 

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Make Your Yard (or School Grounds or Office Building) a Wildlife Haven

Make Your Yard (or School Grounds or Office Building) a Wildlife Haven | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Habitat Network focuses on actions that people can take, often with a relatively small effort, to make a big impact for wildlife.
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Toronto Zoo recommends rainforest-friendly Halloween candy

Toronto Zoo recommends rainforest-friendly Halloween candy | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it

The Toronto Zoo is asking people to purchase Halloween treats made from sustainable palm oil.

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The Great Kapok Tree Reading Lessons & Activities Bundle

The Great Kapok Tree Reading Lessons & Activities Bundle | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
The Great Kapok Tree Reading Lessons & Activities Bundle NEW! UPDATED for 2016! Now includes Lapbook Ideas and Templates Packet to Enhance and Add Value to
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SCHOLARSHIPS: K-12 Science PD in the Peruvian Amazon

SCHOLARSHIPS: K-12 Science PD in the Peruvian Amazon | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it

Attention K-12 educators: Get your explorer on and don't miss your opportunity to join the 2017 Educator Academy in the Amazon - July 1-11. Space is limited and we anticipate a waiting list! Inquiry, STEM, Place-Based learning, field studies and MORE await! 

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BIOCUBE: Exploring Biodiversity in your backyard and around the world 

BIOCUBE: Exploring Biodiversity in your backyard and around the world  | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Get an overview of the Biocube biology project. Teachers can use biocubes to enable students to explore biodiversity in their own backyards.
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NEW RESOURCE!  We will definitely be adding this to the Educator Academy in the Amazon tool kit! 

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GIVE BACK: CONAPAC Adopt-A-School

GIVE BACK: CONAPAC Adopt-A-School | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it

Education is free in Peru, but students are required to purchase their own notebooks, rulers, pens, and pencils, which is an almost impossible financial burden for most rural families. Adopt-A-School provides these necessary learning materials. Since its creation in 1993, the Adopt-A-School program has grown from 10 schools to 55 communities, 103 schools, and over 3,000 teachers and students.  The program supports a variety of schools, from one-room schoolhouses to combined kindergarten, primary, and high schools.

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TEACH Middle-Schoolers Climate Change Without Terrifying Them

TEACH Middle-Schoolers Climate Change Without Terrifying Them | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
One science teacher in Miami knows how sea-level rise could affect her students' lives when they are her age. She is determined to teach them to take that seriously, with optimism.
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CURRICULUM: Birds Without Borders

CURRICULUM: Birds Without Borders | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
In the award-winning Birds Without Borders, students analyze spatial and quantitative data, examine trends, make predictions, create management plans, and present and defend their results. Non-fict…
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EQUITY: Dear Women in Science...

 What advice to you give other women in science? Haley got the chance to visit the California Academy of Sciences for the #SciWomen16 Summit. Here is what the women there had to say.

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CULTURE: Indigenous People of the Amazon and Climate Change

CULTURE: Indigenous People of the Amazon and Climate Change | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it

Indigenous peoples of the Amazon and Climate Change. Interactive Calendar infographic brings together river level and rainfall measurements and the seasons of the year as informed by indigenous researchers of the region, together with the names of the astronomical constellations as identified by Tukano elders.

Instituto Socioambiental - ISA with the team of InfoAmazonia.

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This is pretty darn cool! 

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3R Bazaar

3R Bazaar | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Celebrate America Recycles Day at the 3R Bazaar!
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what a great way to engage your school and community in conservation! 

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Unlock a New Way of Seeing the World as a Master Naturalist

Unlock a New Way of Seeing the World as a Master Naturalist | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Want to make a difference for the environment, inspire others with a love of the outdoors, or learn more about nature in your area? Check to see if there is a Master Naturalist program in your state.
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Brazil The Amazon Rain Forest | Geography Educational School Posters

Brazil The Amazon Rain Forest | Geography Educational School Posters | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
From our Geography poster range, the Brazil The Amazon Rain Forest Poster is a great educational resource that helps improve understanding and reinforce learning.
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Amazon Binocular Project & BirdsEye News, Oct. 2016

Amazon Binocular Project & BirdsEye News, Oct. 2016 | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it

Amazon Binocular Project:  BirdsEye Supports Bird Education in the Peruvian Amazon!  Give your gently used binoculars a new lease on life in the Amazon and help promote bird education programs in remote rainforest classrooms!  We are excited to announce the kickoff of the Amazon Binocular Project.  The project is a collaborative effort between the Educator Academy in the Amazon, EcoTeach Foundation, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BirdsEye, and students at Tualatin Valley Academy

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How To Enjoy Halloween Candy Without Worrying About Ruining The Planet

How To Enjoy Halloween Candy Without Worrying About Ruining The Planet | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
This year, Halloween candy sales could top $2.5 billion this year across the United States, with chocolate being the heavy favorite for…
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