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Live Harmoniously

The Amazon rainforest has been the home to Indigenous peoples since the first settlement at Brazil’s Caverna da Pedra Pintada over 11,200 years ago! Currently, about 400 individual tribes still call the Amazon their home. Each of these tribes is incredibly complex and...

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Map Making Activity

Did you know that the Amazon Rainforest is the largest tropical ecosystem in the world?! Can you even begin to imagine how big that is?! The rainforest covers roughly 40% of South America, touching ten countries in South America, and is almost as large as the...

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Rain Rain, Don’t Go Away!

Have you noticed a lot of rain this May? While it might not always be the best for outside play, it is still a really good thing! Rain plays a vital role in the ecosystem. From plants to people, rain is something for which we should give thanks! Help kids understand...

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Amazon lowlands

Currently plants in the lowland Amazon are threatened primarily by local deforestation and land-use change. The Amazon rainforests contain an enormous amount of plant diversity, yet much of this diversity is located within very small ranges. As such, many plant...

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Story Telling Trees

All too often we neglect the natural environment. From our backyards, to across the globe, it is essential to take care of the earth in order for it to take care of us. Sometimes focusing on the earth as a whole can be overwhelming, so today, we encourage you to take...

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What Can Kids Do About CO2?

Have you noticed that the weather was a bit different this “winter”? From Spring-like days in the middle of February to hailstorms and more, it is evident that climate change is here and it is real. Instead of feeling discouraged by the changes in environmental...

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The Cycle of Gold

The Madre de Dios, or “Mother of God” region, of southeastern Peru, where the Amazon rainforest meets the eastern slope of the Andes, is one of the most critical biodiversity hotspots on Earth. This area is the headwaters regions of the Amazon River which carries 20%...

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