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Sustainability & Education

Sustainability & Education | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it

Resources for teaching about sustainability

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Via Roxana Marachi, PhD
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Great curated collection of sustainability education resources

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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: www.amazonworkshops.com
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Preserving the rain forest, one child at a time. | Conservation Through Education

Preserving the rain forest, one child at a time. | Conservation Through Education | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
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Here's to the good work being done by the @DetroitZoo and @CONAPAC to bring education to the lives of Amazon children! 

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CONAPAC Adopt-a-School 2014 - Come on...you know you want to do this!!

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'tis the season for giving back and we are working on our December Newsletter.  We we will be featuring CONAPAC, our Peruvian NGO partner and their wonderful Adopt-A-School program.  We hope you'll consider getting your school involved.  You can make a huge difference in the life and education of Peruvian children!  Please enjoy this video preview and put CONAPAC on your list for year end donations!   

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Romantic Ants - Brain Scoop

Romantic Ants - Brain Scoop | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/hWWw3SHCIAw
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Ever wonder why most ants are females?  Watch and Learn! 

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Spiders Disguise Themselves as Ants to Hide and Hunt Their Prey | IFLScience

Spiders Disguise Themselves as Ants to Hide and Hunt Their Prey | IFLScience | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
All spiders are predators, but most of them are small and have rudimentary defences against larger animals that in turn prey on them. Spiders have thus evolved a range of predatory behaviours that, at the same time, allow them to evade the threat of predation. Some of the most effective strategies involve deceiving ants.
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Teaching about mimicry?  Here's an example you aren't going to find in any textbook!  Use this to inspire AWE in your students and teach the content! 

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Should Science Filmmakers Tell the Truth? - YouTube

What is more important: making what people want to watch, or telling truthful and factual science? It seems that not all the big science channels think the s...
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This is an excellent conversation starter for your classroom.

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One small action supports big changes

One small action supports big changes | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
How do your everyday consumer choices fit into the big picture?
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Smart, Sustainable shopping via @rainforestalliance 

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28 Educators Go on a Blind Date to the Amazon!

28 Educators Go on a Blind Date to the Amazon! | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
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 emer...
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K-12 Educators: Join us for the 2015 Educator Academy in the Amazon!  

 

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Kids, Rainforests, & Climate Change

Kids, Rainforests, & Climate Change | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Educators! Here's a BIG list of classroom friendly climate change resources from Amazon Rainforest Workshops that you can use to host a Climate Change Summit in YOUR CLASSROOM!
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All Those Pumpkins!!

All Those Pumpkins!! | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Photo by Wendy Holum
BirdSpotter is Back!
The BirdSpotter Photo Contest is starting again over at Project FeederWatch.
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Students open Rainforest Café to raise vital funds for charity - Blackpool Gazette

Students open Rainforest Café to raise vital funds for charity - Blackpool Gazette | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Charitable students have been raising money for the rainforest.
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The Biology and Chemistry behind The Worst Pain Known to Man…The Sting of A Bullet Ant.

The Biology and Chemistry behind The Worst Pain Known to Man…The Sting of A Bullet Ant. | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it

Photo Credit: Image by Graham Wise (http://bit.ly/1wb3Pmr)

 

"They say this is the worst pain known to man. That might not be true, but it’s certainly close to if not the worst pain known to man from an insect. The insect, of the order Hymenoptera, is an ant, the “bullet ant” or Paraponera clavata. Why is this ant called a bullet ant? Because the feeling of being stung supposedly simulates the pain of being pierced by a bullet."

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Fascinating facts and natural / cultural history of the infamous Bullet Ant!  

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Here's why Field Biologists are so important and so cool!

Coming Summer 2014. Learn more: www.fieldbiologistmovie.com
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Find a way to screen this movie at your school or library and introduce your students and community to the important role of field biologists in understanding how our world works and it's NEVER been more important! Jared Flesher is a great role model for the next generation of explorers! 

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10 Things to Do in the AMAZON!

10 Things to Do in the AMAZON! | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Untamed Science presents a video of the Top 10 Things to Do in the Amazon. Filmed on a recent trip to the Peruvian Amazon with Dr. "CanopyMeg" Lowman.
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Great little video that highlights our study sites in Peru!  Thanks @untamedscience and @canopymeg for all you to to help us build Amazon Awareness! 

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Are These Butterflies The Same? - YouTube

Same or different?  Camouflage and Mimicry?  Classification and Taxonomy?  Here's a new resource for your classroom!  

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Teaching about camouflage and mimicry and taxonomy?  Here you go. You're welcome. ;-) 

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In Search of Night Life - YouTube

In Search of Night Life - YouTube | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
In which we take an expedition deep into an area of unstudied rainforest, and document our discoveries. At night. This is the first part in a series about Th...
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At long last...Brain Scoop emerged from the Peruvian Amazon and have posted their first video - night hikes for herps!  Yay!! 

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Poison frogs have an internal homing device

Poison frogs have an internal homing device | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Amphibians can find the shortest path home when lost
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New tapir? Scientists dispute biological discovery of the century

New tapir? Scientists dispute biological discovery of the century | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it

While the debate is about a single species—albeit a high-profile, so-called charismatic megafauna—it also sheds a light on how scientists work out disagreements: via papers, interpretations of old evidence, gathering new data, and eventually—hopefully—consensus. The same process has led to the acceptance of evolution, the warming of the planet due to greenhouse gas emissions, and that the Earth revolves around the sun. And now it's being applied to the Kobomani tapir. 

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Great way to jazz up your next unit on classification and the process of science!  Real time, real debate on the classification of a new species of tapir.  

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Amazon Rainforest Science | Learnist

Amazon Rainforest Science | Learnist | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
How can educators inspire their students to pursue scientific inquiry? By leading by example! Check out these amazing stories of teachers experiencing science – and bringing it home to the classroom, with Amazon workshops.
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Sweet! Our friends at Wandering Educators just featured us on a new Learnist board they created: Amazon Rainforest Science. It features all of our blog posts about educators in the Amazon and our Educator Acdemy in the Amazon for K-12 teachers! Learn more at: http://www.amazonworkshops.com/educator-academy.html ;

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British International School of Boston Joins Anthem for the Amazon Project

British International School of Boston Joins Anthem for the Amazon Project | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Discover how the British International School of Boston is helping the Amazon Rainforest through music.
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Sweet music for the Amazon!  @amazonanthem nice work! 

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Moth-Eaten Migration Myths

Moth-Eaten Migration Myths | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Thanks to modern technology and data sharing, scientists understand quite a bit about avian migration.
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Use these migration mythbusters to engage your students! 

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What happens when a scientist picks up a camera in the Amazon? An interview with Andrew Snyder

What happens when a scientist picks up a camera in the Amazon? An interview with Andrew Snyder | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
I think photography can be an incredibly powerful tool to inspire the change necessary to make a difference. It allows people to be drawn to a place or an animal and immediately feel connected to it. Without this connection, there is no support and without support, there is no change.
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Great interview on the interface between science, art, communication, and conservation.  

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Track It Back | Rainforest Alliance

Track It Back | Rainforest Alliance | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
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more good stuff from Rainforest Alliance! 

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Fourth Grade, Lesson 1: What Would Halloween be Like Without the Ecuadorian Rainforest? | Rainforest Alliance

Fourth Grade, Lesson 1: What Would Halloween be Like Without the Ecuadorian Rainforest? | Rainforest Alliance | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
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Just in time for Trick or Treat!  Another great lesson plan from @rainforestalliance 

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Everything you ever wanted to know about How Tree Frogs Do it

Everything you ever wanted to know about How Tree Frogs Do it | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Not unlike humans, male tree frogs call on females to begin the mating game, and females prefer long calls.
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Blink and It’s Gone - Open your eyes to Amazon deforestation

Blink and It’s Gone - Open your eyes to Amazon deforestation | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/l3ifgyQ0rhY
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Can you watch this video without blinking? Open your eyes to deforestation in the Amazon, and find out how making #OneSmallChange can make a real difference.


Sky and WWF-UK are working together to help save one billion trees in the Amazon.

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