Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest
Dates: July 1-11, 2020
The Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest provides powerful professional development designed to transform student learning. Immersed in the Peruvian Amazon, teachers learn about this key global ecosystem while building their ability to engage students in scientific research, engineering design, cross-cultural connections, and stewardship projects. Field workshops support NGSS 3D learning, STEM, 5E and more.
With specialized tracks for elementary, middle school, and HS/AP educators, participants will:
Work side-by-side with scientists and researchers on citizen science projects and field studies on the ACTS Rainforest Canopy Walkway in one of the world’s most biologically diverse environments.
Explore conservation and sustainability via hands-on workshops with indigenous communities.
Spend a day in an Amazon village and explore the role of education in creating a sustainable future for Amazon children.
Work in grade-level cohorts to develop strategies for using the Amazon as a vehicle for incorporating standards-based inquiry, STEM, and sustainability education into the classroom.
Academy Fee of $2695 includes pre-departure prep, resource kit, & in-country land costs (air is not included).
$1250 scholarship deadline is February 1, 2020. Space is limited to 30 educators. Get the details and download a syllabus and scholarship application at: www.morphoinstitute.org/educator-academy
Questions? Contact: Christa Dillabaugh, Morpho Institute Director
Phone: (913) 214-6126