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Teacher Created Projects for Latin American Ecosystems Institute - 2011


Hunting Down Rainforest Treasues.
Laura Calton, Melissa Baker, Sandra Davis
Overview: To build background knowledge as a link to promote better understanding of the scientific connections between butterfly -plant interactions in a museum setting simulating a rainforest system.
Grade Level: 2-3
Standards Addressed:
SC.1.L.14.2, SC.1.L.14.3, SC.1.L.17.1, SC.1.N.1.2, SC.1.L.16.1, SC.2.L.16.1, SC.2.L.17.2, SC.2.N.1.5, SC.2.N.1.6, SC.3.L.14.1, SC.3.L.15.1, SC.3.L.17.2, SC.3.N.1.6



Adapters.
Kari Watkins, Patricia Padgett
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Energy from the Sun: Food Chain.
Luther Lee, Jannie Wims, Donna Frankenhauser
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Holly Hale, Kimberly Bracken, Tricia Coburn
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Janna Welch, Meida Barrio, Lisa Modola
Grade Level: 2nd and 3rd
Standards Addressed:
Science SC. 2.L.17.1, SC.2.L.17.2
Social Studies SS.2.G.1.1, SS.2.G.1.3, SS.2.E.1.1
Math MA.2.G.5.1, MA.2.G.3.1, MA.2.G.3.4, MA.2.G.3.3
Reading/Language Arts LA.2.1.6.1, LA.2.1.7.3 LA.2.3.2.1, LA.2.4.1.1, LA.2.4.2.2, LA.2.4.3.1, LA.2.5.2.4



Cecelia Regan
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Other Ideas

-Letters to legislators about environmental issues
-Art/posters for environmental campaigns
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http://www.eduweb.com/ecotourism/eco1.html
Ecotourism has become popular among people interested in both environmental conservation and sustainable development. It has been called a way to save the rainforest and a "win-win development strategy for undeveloped rural areas. "In many situations, however, ecotourism fails to deliver on its promise. Many researchers have studied ecotourism's failures as well as its successes. In this game, you can try your hand at developing an ecotourism project in the Amazon. Can you make ecotourism sustainable?


Sample Teacher Created Projects through Tulane University

http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/articles/detail/815/Geography-and-Identity-in-the-Brazilian-Amazon-a-K-12-Curriculum-Unit-based-on-the-film-Iauaret-Waterfall-of-the-Jaguars


Boots, Bananas and Biodiversity

Interdisciplinary Environmental Activities about Costa Rica, Grades 6-9


http://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/outreach/curriculum/bbb.cfm