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Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest

Professional Development Expedition for K-12 Educators

The Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest is a life changing, 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. Small group field study includes:  21st Century Instruction, Inquiry Protocols and Resources, Global and Cultural Perspectives and a variety of Rainforest topics.

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The Highlights:

  • Earn PD hours and Graduate Credit on this Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Learn how to incorporate resources from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Project Learning Tree, and Rainforest Alliance into your classroom instruction.
  • 21st Century Instruction:  5E Lesson Design, Inquiry-Based Exploration & STEM
  • Explore camouflage, mimicry, and adaptation; neotropical biodiversity; Amazon River system, geology and soils; medicinal plants; orchids & bromeliads; rainforest conservation; sustainable development, and more.
  • Work side-by-side with scientists and researchers on citizen science projects and field studies on a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway.
  • Build your field investigation skills using binoculars, hand lenses, field journals, and digital tools such as i-buttons, GPS units and probeware.
  • Spend a day in an Amazon village as you explore the complexities of sustainability and the role of education in creating a sustainable future for Amazon children.
  • Work with fellow educators to explore strategies for using the Amazon as a vehicle for incorporating STEM education, inquiry-based learning, and sustainability science education into your classroom.
  • Participate in a full day of community service in an Amazon village.
  • Extend your experience with an optional 7-day Machu Picchu extension.
  • There was a waiting list for the 2016 program so register today!

Trip Details

  • Where:
  • When:
    July 1-11, 2018
  • Trip Length:
    11 day/ 10 night
  • 2018 Program Fee:
    Details available Sept. 1