Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest and Machu Picchu

  • 02 Jul 2013
  • 11 Jul 2013
  • Peru, South America

Apply for $1000 Professional Development Scholarships  (case sensitive)

Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest + Machu Picchu

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. Experience:

  • 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:  (case sensitive). Contact or 1-800-431-3634.

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