Scholarships for EE & Inquiry PD in the Amazon!

Opportunity

Date and Time:

Sunday, July 1, 2018, 8:00am to Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:59pm

Registration Deadline:

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 11:59pm

Scholarships and grants for the 2018 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest (July 1-11, 2018) are available for K-12 educators! 

The Educator Academy 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.