Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
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On Bug Spray, Research Projects, and Weirdly Named Birds

On Bug Spray, Research Projects, and Weirdly Named Birds | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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, photo...
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The Gunston School departs TODAY for the Amazon. They are armed and ready for a full on research expedition with their FANTASTIC teacher leaders, Ms. Vooris, and Ms. Beck - with extra special support fromRainforest Trust, education coordinator, Jesse Lewis! Check out this pre-departure field report from Kailani C. She'll be sharing more from the field and upon return!

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Kids, Rainforests, & Climate Change: Classroom Resource List!

Kids, Rainforests, & Climate Change:  Classroom Resource List! | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | 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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Peru Trip 2014 – Senior Perspectives | Global Education Blog

Peru Trip 2014 – Senior Perspectives | Global Education Blog | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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This is why we do what we do!  Eloquent writing by students from the Derryfield School who recently returned from an Amazon Rainforest Workshop in Peru.  Well done Derryfield.  Well Done! 

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Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:50 PM

This is why we do what we do!  Eloquent writing by students from the Derryfield School who recently returned from an Amazon Rainforest Workshop in Peru.  Well done Derryfield.  Well Done! 

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Young bug enthusiast meets his hero, EO Wilson

Young bug enthusiast meets his hero, EO Wilson | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Ever since he was 5, Jasper Bagley’s idol has been E. O. Wilson, the renowned biologist, widely considered the world’s leading ant expert.
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Out of the laboratory and into the Amazon

Out of the laboratory and into the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

WondWorking in the field always makes research more challenging, and doing atmospheric science deep in the rainforest is especially tricky. Ben Langford describes how mosquito repellent, gaffer tape and children's balloons helped keep his project on track.

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Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, September 25, 2014 4:23 PM

Wonderful feature on the rewards and challenges of taking science out of the lab into the field.  Great teaching resource for science career lesson! 

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Have we finally discovered the source of the Amazon river?

Have we finally discovered the source of the Amazon river? | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, claim the Mantaro River, which runs through central Peru, is the source the world's longest river.
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Geography Lives!  New data reveals a new origin for the mighty Amazon river! 

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Jaime Aguirre's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:34 PM

I would like to see the word Columbia corrected on the map, as it does not exist.

What it does exist is the South American country called ColOmbia, with an O.