The Educator Academy in the Amazon, in partnership with the EcoTeach Foundation, students from Tualatin Valley Academy, BirdsEye Nature Apps, and Cornell Lab of Ornithology's BirdSleuth International are working together to get binoculars into the hands of students and teachers along the Amazon and Napo rivers in Northeastern Peru.
Nov. 15, 2016: Remembering Lucio Pando
We are so sad to announce the loss of our dear friend Lucio Pando - pictured above on a field trip with Amazon students. He was a bird guide extraordinaire and the inspiration for starting the Amazon Binocular Project. His gentle spirit, infectious laugh, un-ending patience, and incredible birding skills will be sorely missed. We wish you well on your last flight, Lucio. God Bless you and your family. We will continue your legacy through the Amazon Binocular Project and have NEW plans for creating resource materials for Amazon classrooms that will tell your story and inspire the next generation of Amazon birders
Lucio Pando 1956 - 2016
For the past three years, the Educator Academy in the Amazon has worked with local bird guides and Peruvian teachers to bring Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s BirdSleuth-International curriculum into remote schools along the Amazon River (read more).
Many thanks to BirdsEye Nature Apps and the EcoTeach Foundation for making this project possible!
How it Works
What we need
We are looking for donations of “real” binoculars that are powerful and high quality enough for adults but user-friendly enough for older children and teenagers.
Binoculars should be:
How to Donate
1. Complete this donation form.
2. Include it with your binoculars, wrapped in protective padding.
3. Mail to:
Tualatin Valley Academy
21975 W Baseline Road
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Don't have binoculars, but want to help honor Lucio Pando's life and legacy? Your monetary donations will help us:
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org