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“I learned and grew so much. This
is an opportunity that everyone should take advantage of- it truly creates a paradigm shift."
-K.L, Elementary Educator, 2012
"Because of this experience, I will never teach the same again as I strive to inspire my students to become problem solvers in an ever-changing world that we must protect."
– Jennifer Richardson, Elementary Educator, '2013
“The opportunities offered during this
workshop were incredible. The facilitators were awesome... knowledgable, helpful, and passionate. Overall a fantastic experience!”
-M.S., Zoo Education Coordinator, 2012
"This workshop was one of the best professional opportunities that I have participated in, based upon the pre-workshop preparation and the overwhelming hands-on experience."
– Amanda Dworak-Rowland , US Park Service, 2013
“The educators were amazing! I gained
knowledge and experience that I can bring back to my students and staff.”
- J.S., Elementary Principal, 2012
EDUCATOR ACADEMY IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST
July 1 - 11, 2014
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PD Hours, Graduate Credit, and Scholarships available!
Are you ready for a life changing adventure? 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?
"The instructor led activities were exceptional. The extensive knowledge of the guides and other members of the Amazon Workshop faculty was incredible. Linking those things with the wide range of backgrounds and experiences of the other participants in the program,
made it the absolute best program with which I have ever been involved."
– Ken Goree, elementary educator & 2013 Academy participant
Join us in Peru July 1-11, 2014 for our second annual Educator Academy!
Dr. Molina (M0) Walters, Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College, Arizona State University
Christa Dillabaugh, Amazon Rainforest Workshops, Education Coordinator
Jennifer Fee, BirdSleuth K-12: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Programs Manager
Dr. Steve Madigosky, Professor of Biology & Environmental Science at Widener University
Randy Morgan, Curator of Invertebrates, Reptiles and Amphibians for the Cincinnati Zoo
Allen (Al) Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree, Director of Education Programs
The 2014 EducatorAcademy 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: 5E Lesson Design ● Inquiry-Based Exploration ● STEM
Inquiry Protocols & Resources: Project Learning Tree ● GLOBE ● BirdSleuth ● & More!
Global and Cultural Perspectives: Service Learning ● Sustainability ● Global Education
Rainforest Topics: Biomimicry ● Camouflage and Adaptation ● Neotropical Birds ● Medicinal Plants ● Biodiversity in the Tropics ● Rainforest Plants and Ecology ● Field Research ● Canopy and Forest Level Comparisons ● Reptiles and Amphibians ● Amazon Watershed ● Sustainability ● Rainforest Conservation and Climate Change
2014 syllabus (review draft)
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Correlations to the Standards
Gain first hand experience with the content you teach as you 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 in one of the most biologically diverse environments on the planet.
Build your field investigation skills using binoculars, hand lenses, field journals, and digital tools such as i-buttons, GPS units, probeware as you conduct inquiry-based field explorations.
Spend a day in an Amazon village as you explore the complexities of sustainability and the role 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
Who Should Attend?
K-12 educators, Interdisciplinary Teams, Administrators, University Professors, Environmental Educators, and other Formal and Non-formal Education Professionals.
Click HERE for all the details on registration, fees, insurance, air travel, and more!
Contact Christa Dillabaugh, education director, at email@example.com or 1-800-431-2624 learn how YOU can join us in the Amazon and rekindle your sense of wonder; reimagine experiential education; reinvigorate your passion for inquiry education; and redefine your definition of professional development.