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Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest + Machu Picchu

Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
The July 1-11, 2017 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru is a cross-curricular professional development workshop for K-12 formal and informal educators to learn and use:
  • 21st Century Instruction: 5E Lesson Design ~ Inquiry-Based Exploration ~ STEM 
  • Inquiry Protocols & Resources: Project Learning Tree ~ Cornell Lab of Ornithology ~ & More! 
  • Global and Cultural Perspectives: Service Learning ~ Sustainability ~ Global Education 
Join Al Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree; Dr. Nancy Trautmann, Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Dr. David Pearson, Wildlife Travellers’ Guide to Peru; along with scientists Dr. Steve Madigosky, Widener University; and Randy Morgan, Curator/Entomologist, Cincinnati Zoo as you:
  •  Participate in citizen science projects and inquiry based field studies on a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway in one of the most biologically diverse environments on the planet. 
  • 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. 
PLT Certification, BirdSleuth resources and 50 Arizona State University PD Hours included. Academic Credit and Machu Picchu Extension optional. $1000 scholarship deadline February 1, 2017. With a scholarship, Academy program fees are $1375 + air. Space is limited to 30 educators - register early to secure your spot!

Get the details and download a syllabus and scholarship application at:

Contact or 1-800-431-2624 for more information.
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