We are celebrating 20 years in the Amazon with a new website and new program intensive. Our Amazon ACADEMY July 2-11, 2013 takes professional development to a new level — literally! on a 1/4 mile rainforest canopy walkway.

Apply for a $1000 Professional Development Scholarship (deadline March 8). Check out the Syllabus as a basis for other grant funding (open enrollments through April):

http://www.amazonworkshops.com/educators–naturalists.html                                        (case sensitive)

Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest + Machu Picchu

Hosted in the upper Amazon basin of northern Peru, the July 2-11, 2013 Educator Academy 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 Problem-Based Learning
Inquiry Protocols: Project Learning Tree, GLOBE, Project Noah
Global and Cultural Perspectives: Service Learning, Sustainability, Global Education

Join Dr. Mo Walters, ASU; Al Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree (PLT); Christa Dillabaugh, Amazon Rainforest Workshops; and work side-by-side with scientists Dr. Steve Madigosky, Widener University; and Randy Morgan, Curator/Entomologist, Cincinnati Zoo. The Amazon experience is a real world lens through which to view global issues as — climate change, global health, sustainable development, energy, population, water, quality of life and the meaning of service.

•a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway and research on Weather and Climate Change
•interactions with Indigenous Yagua, Riberenos and a Village Service Project
•ReNuPeru Ethnobotanical Garden and problem solving inspired by Biomimicry
•Monkey Island Conservation Project

PLT Certification and PD Hours included. Academic Credit and Machu Picchu Extension optional. Land cost is $1985, plus air. $1000 scholarship deadline March 8. Land cost is $985 for scholarship winners. Open registration through April if space is available. See Syllabus on Webpage: http://www.amazonworkshops.com/educators–naturalists.html   (case sensitive). Contact christa@amazonworkshops.com  or 1-800-431-2624.


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