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Birdwatcher Mya Rose-Craig hits a massive 3000 bird species - aged just 11 - Western Daily Press

Birdwatcher Mya Rose-Craig hits a massive 3000 bird species - aged just 11 - Western Daily Press | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it
Western Daily Press Birdwatcher Mya Rose-Craig hits a massive 3000 bird species - aged just 11 Western Daily Press While her home village of Compton Martin, in the Chew Valley, may be blessed with a variety of wildlife, there are not quite 3,000...
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This 11 year old gives title "budding ornithologist" a whole new meaning!  Congrats Maya Rose-Craig (and parents) for a remarkable accomplishment!  

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Educator Academy in the Amazon - professional development for teachers

Educator Academy in the Amazon - professional development for teachers | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Morpho Institute - the new home of the Educator Academy in the Amazon! REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 15th Educator Academy in the Amazon Transformative Professional Development For K-16 educators ready for a life-changing PD adventure Join us in Peru for our annual Educator Academy in the Amazon for an experience that will feed your soul, expand your…

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Species in the Amazon evolve more slowly than those in North America, U of T research finds

Species in the Amazon evolve more slowly than those in North America, U of T research finds | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it
For the past decade or so, Jason Weir has travelled into the Amazon rainforest to play songs to hundreds of birds.
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Biodiversity & Climate Change

Biodiversity & Climate Change | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it
IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C; IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land; IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services; IPBES Assessment Report on Land Degredation and Restoration
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A helpful summary of the recent IPCC Special Reports on Climate Change and Biodiversity  

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Tips for Better Environmental Education

Tips for Better Environmental Education | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it
vironmental education doesn't cease when the classes end, but at least during formal education, it can be tailored to prepare and make students aware of the importance of environmental preservation.
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Brazil: Indigenous Women Unite In Historic March

Brazil: Indigenous Women Unite In Historic March | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it
In a great demonstration of feminine unity and strength as part of the indigenous movement across the Amazon, thousands of indigenous women have mobilized in Brazil’s capital city since yesterday as part of the country’s first Indigenous Women’s March. Carrying banners with the slogan “Territory: our body, our spirit,”, women have taken to the streets to make their voices heard and to denounce the policies of Brazil’s far-right president Bolsonaro, which have set the stage for escalating violations of indigenous rights, racism, violence and the most alarming Amazon deforestation rates in recent memory.

Marching side by side with women from over 110 ethnic groups in Brazil, indigenous women leaders from other regions of the Amazon have also joined in the mobilization to express their solidarity and to share their struggles in defence of their ancestral rainfores
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Fun and Educational Science Apps for Elementary Students

Fun and Educational Science Apps for Elementary Students | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it
These fun, educational apps focus on topics such as climate change, trees, conservation, and weather, which complement Project Learning Tree’s lesson plans.
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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 | 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 | Scoop.it
Environmental science and conservation news...
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Navajo Elders' Observations on Climate Change

Navajo Elders' Observations on Climate Change | Rainforest CLASSROOM | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Educator Academy in the Amazon - professional development for teachers

Educator Academy in the Amazon - professional development for teachers | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 2020  Educator Academy in the Amazon!  Transformative Professional Development For K-16 educators ready for a life-changing PD adventure.  Limited to 30 educators with specialized cohorts for elementary, middle, and high school educators!  www.morphoinstitute.org/educator-academy 

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K-12 educators!  Join us in the Amazon for a PD experience like none other!  

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FieldSTEM® Resources

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"PEI workshops include FieldSTEM® guides for educators providing frameworks for how to implement rigorous, integrated, outdoor field experiences with students."

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Excited to be adding this great guide from Pacific Education Institute to the resource kit for the 2020 Educator Academy in the Amazon! 

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Fungus-Farming Ants Might Hold the Secret to Fighting Drug-Resistant Microbes

Fungus-Farming Ants Might Hold the Secret to Fighting Drug-Resistant Microbes | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it
Some species of ants harbor bacteria that produce antifungal compounds. Despite millions of years of evolution, the fungi still haven't become resistant.
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Spark Conservation with Backyard Photography

Spark Conservation with Backyard Photography | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it
I’m not your typical conservation photographer. Many conservation photographers and filmmakers spend their careers traveling to infrequently traversed
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Yes!  

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Environmental Education Will Shape A New Generation Of Decision-Makers

Environmental Education Will Shape A New Generation Of Decision-Makers | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it
Natural environment has been critical in shaping our species and how we have evolved over millennia. As nations worldwide continue to tackle climate change-related issues, many have identified that the next generation will need to be educated about the challenges ahead of them.
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What are you doing to support EE in your classroom?  

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Relearning The Star Stories Of Indigenous Peoples

Relearning The Star Stories Of Indigenous Peoples | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it
How the lost constellations of indigenous North Americans can connect culture, science, and inspire the next generation of indigenous scientists.
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32 new nature-inspired solutions to climate change �

32 new nature-inspired solutions to climate change � | Rainforest CLASSROOM | Scoop.it
Through the Biomimicry Launchpad, we’re supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs as they take nature-inspired innovations to market, deploying the solutions we need right now to work towards halving carbon emissions in the next decade.
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Citizen Science: An Important Tool for Researchers

Citizen Science: An Important Tool for Researchers | Rainforest CLASSROOM | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Did you know @thebugchicks are on our faculty for the 2018 Educator Academy in the Amazon?  

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Art, Science, and the Vanishing Amazon 

Art, Science, and the Vanishing Amazon  | Rainforest CLASSROOM | 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 | Scoop.it
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Great site for science related infographics.  Perfect to launch classroom discussions! #education #classroomresources 

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