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BirdSleuth Teachers Take on the Amazon Rainforest

BirdSleuth Teachers Take on the Amazon Rainforest | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
By Barbara Jacobs-Smith, Resident Teacher Advisor, Cornell Lab of Ornithology In July 2014, three “BirdSleuth teachers” from around the United States converged in Iquitos, Peru. Our purpose was to ...
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Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More
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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Educator Academy in the Amazon - professional development for teachers

Educator Academy in the Amazon - professional development for teachers | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Transformational Professional Development Educator Academy in the Amazon K-16 Educators are you ready for a life changing adventure?  Join us in the Amazon for an experience that will feed your soul, expand your professional toolkit for inquiry based science, anchor your global perspective, and change your definition of professional development.  Specialized programming for elementary, middle school, high school…
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Citizen Science: An Important Tool for Researchers

Citizen Science: An Important Tool for Researchers | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Citizen science helps scientists and society. There are projects in astronomy, physics, biochemistry, and more. Find out what it is and how to get involved.
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Act Now for Environmental Education – A renewed global pledge for strengthening education and learning for a more sustainable world

Act Now for Environmental Education – A renewed global pledge for strengthening education and learning for a more sustainable world | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
The Global Environmental Education Partnership (website) has created a pledge for reinvigorating Environmental Education world-wide in light of urgent sustainability challenges. In the pledge the global environmental education community is asked to work toward three visionary goals: 1 Every nation...
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Global Thinking Inside and Outside the Classroom

Global Thinking Inside and Outside the Classroom | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
The idea of dynamic equilibrium is a powerful one in Earth science because it encourages us to explore how change comes not merely from one force, but how that force is positively or negatively reinforced throughout a system. The idea of dynamic equilibrium is important in our classrooms as well!
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The Bug Chicks: It’s Time to Reclaim Nature Programming

The Bug Chicks: It’s Time to Reclaim Nature Programming | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Not to date ourselves, but we are children of the 80’s. We grew up watching shows like Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and we know the National Geographic theme song better than the national anthem.
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Art, Science, and the Vanishing Amazon 

Art, Science, and the Vanishing Amazon  | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
One of the most life-changing experiences I’ve had was being in the Amazon for ten days. From a distance, the forest may seem like a big uniform patch of green, but the Amazon consists of many worlds…
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Great Resource for Science Related Infographics! 

Great Resource for Science Related Infographics!  | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
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Great site for science related infographics.  Perfect to launch classroom discussions! #education #classroomresources 

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Watch! Under The Canopy (360 video) | Conservation International (CI)

Journey into the largest tract of tropical rainforest on our planet —Amazonia — the forests and wetlands of the Amazon River basin and Guiana Shield in South America — is invaluable to human well-being: We need it to breathe, store carbon and provide critical medicines.

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Exploring Multimedia Literacy Skills with Animals of the Amazon Rainforest

Exploring Multimedia Literacy Skills with Animals of the Amazon Rainforest | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
As a school librarian, I know that it makes sense to teach multimedia literacy skills collaboratively with the classroom teacher rather than in isolation. So I have been very lucky to collaborate with my colleague, Lisa Ross, 3rd-grade classroom teacher. Lisa decided to introduce her class of 14 students to the Amazon rainforest. After reading…
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The Explorer – Katherine Rundell

The Explorer – Katherine Rundell | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Bloomsbury September 2017 ISBN 9781408885284 RRP $16.99 We all know some young explorers; the ones who love adventure, the ones who watch Bear Grylls for the survival tips, the ones who pore over atlases and illustrated books of exotic places.  These are the ones who will adore this new book from Katherine Rundell with its…
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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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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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Explorers’ Sketchbooks

Explorers’ Sketchbooks | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it

“This remarkable book showcases 70 such sketchbooks, kept by intrepid men and women as they journeyed perilous and unknown environments—frozen wastelands, high mountains, barren deserts, and dense rainforests—with their senses wide open.”

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How environmental education affects children’s connections, empathy, and responsibility

How environmental education affects children’s connections, empathy, and responsibility | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar What are the positive benefits of natu…...
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Scientists, conservationists: Give Nobel Peace Prize to Jane Goodall

Scientists, conservationists: Give Nobel Peace Prize to Jane Goodall | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
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Navajo Elders' Observations on Climate Change

Navajo Elders' Observations on Climate Change | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
In this video segment, adapted from Navajo Technical College, two Navajo Elders speak about climate change and differences in the environment that they have observed.
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Animal + plant superpowers inspire winning teams

Animal + plant superpowers inspire winning teams | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Game-changing ideas begin by seeing the possibilities for a sustainable world reflected in the living systems that surround us. That’s what we celebrate each year in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge - a competition that asks innovators to create radically sustainable human designs inspired by the natural world.
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I Am Amazon: Discover your connection to the rainforest with Google Earth

I Am Amazon: Discover your connection to the rainforest with Google Earth | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Venture into the heart of the Amazon and discover your connection to the world’s largest rainforest through Voyager, Google Earth’s storytelling platform.
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Environment-based Education in Latin America  

Environment-based Education in Latin America   | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Problems with our environment are by no means exclusive to Latin America. It is global – disappearance of entire species, holes in the ozone, ocean warming, ecosystems destroyed, air barely breathable.
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The need for environmental education is not just a US problem.  Same message coming out of Latin America! 

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Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey, through the biodiverse Amazon rainforest, as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850’s.
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Environmental Literacy: One Teacher’s Journey Towards Implementation - Ten Strands

Environmental Literacy: One Teacher’s Journey Towards Implementation - Ten Strands | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Because I had attended two summers of professional development at the Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest, I also wanted the theme to include local–global connections. “Exploring Local and Global Environments—Past, Present, and Future” was painted on a large banner that was hung prominently in the front of my classroom.
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E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation » E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth

E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation » E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
LIFE SCIENCE, BIODIVERSITY, RESOURCE... Free on iTunes!
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2018 Educator Academy in the Amazon - professional development for k-12 teachers

2018 Educator Academy in the Amazon - professional development for k-12 teachers | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
The 2018 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest is a transformational, cross-curricular professional development workshop for educators to use and learn instructional approaches and protocols while exploring one of the world’s most important natural resources - the Amazon Rainforest.  Field topics include:

21st Century Instruction:  5E Lesson Design ● Inquiry-Based Exploration ● STEM Connections ● NGSS.

Inquiry Protocols and Resources:  Project Learning Tree ● BirdSleuth ● iNaturalist ● and more.

Global and Cultural Connections:  Service Learning ● Sustainability ● Global Education.

Rainforest Field Session Topics:  Biodiversity ● Camouflage and Adaptation ● Neotropical Birds ● Medicinal Plants  Biomimicry ● Rainforest Plants and Ecology ● Field Research ● Canopy and Forest Level Comparisons ● Reptiles and Amphibians ● Amazon Watershed ● Indigenous Cultures  ● Rainforest Conservation and Sustainability.

● Work side-by-side with scientists and researchers on citizen science projects and field studies on the ACTSPeru Rainforest Canopy Walkway in one of the world’s most biologically diverse environments

● Build your field investigation skills as you conduct vertical transects and inquiry-based field explorations  ● Spend a day in an Amazon village exploring the complexities of sustainability and the role of education in creating a sustainable future for Amazon communities

● Work with fellow educators and develop strategies for using the Amazon as a vehicle for incorporating  standards-based inquiry, STEM, and sustainability education into your classroom.
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Join us in the Amazon for transformational #profdev for K-12 educators!  Scholarships and Grants available 

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Educator Spotlight: Building a Bird’s-Eye View of the World

Educator Spotlight: Building a Bird’s-Eye View of the World | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
Kelly Blais challenged her 8th-grade science students to design a bird adapted to a specific biome, considering environmental pressures that could threaten the bird’s survival.
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18 Amazing Rainforest Animals Books for Preschoolers

18 Amazing Rainforest Animals Books for Preschoolers | Rainforest CLASSROOM: Inspiration, Resources,and More | Scoop.it
If you've got a child who loves animals or the rainforest, encourage them to learn about rainforest animals with this great collection of picture books. 
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