Resources on Latin America at the University of Florida


Please browse our collection of wikis created to share resources and build knowledge of Latin America. Our goal is to have online and face-to-face workshops to supplement each wiki topic. If you have suggestions for other themes or topics that would be of interest to teachers and students, please let us know by posting on the discussion board, or adding here on this page.

Latin America Wiki Series:
Discover Caribbean Diversity
Florida Brazil Business Link (under construction)
Understanding Afro-Latin America (under construction)
Introduction to Latin America
A Gator in Rio- Brazil 101

Other Resources at the Center for Latin American Studies:
Center for Latin American Studies Website
Latam Outreach Website
Traveling Suitcases
Tropical Conservation and Development Program
Events
Outreach Library
The library features a wide variety of DVDs and videos on many topics relating to Latin America.
Download the complete list of materials available related to Science:


Florida Standards:

List of Florida State Standards that match outreach documentaries


Websites:


Young Voices for the Planet is a film series featuring young people who are making a difference!
http://youngvoicesonclimatechange.com/

Kids vs Global Warming is a non-profit organization committed to creating opportunities for youth to learn about the science and solutionf of climate change.
http://www.kids-vs-global-warming.com/Home.html


Other Resources:
Book Chapter: Philip M. Fearnside. 1999. in S.A. Levin (ed.) Encyclopedia of Biodiversity.Academic Press, San Diego, California (available on line).

Book: The physical geography of South America edited by Thomas T. Veblen, Kenneth R. Young, Antony R. Orme. (available at the UF Smathers library on campus - Call #: F2211.5.P49 2007) (A free preview on google books: http://books.google.com/books?id=0Q-MY4-nlwwC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_atb#v=onepage&q&f=false)

Wildlife Conservation Society works across the rich rainforests and cloud forests, tropical islands, sub-Antarctic coastlines, and vast mountain ranges and wetlands of 10 Latin American countries.http://www.wcs.org/where-we-work/latin-america.aspx

Animals and ecosystems of Latin America by InfoNatura http://www.natureserve.org/infonatura/
Brazil for Kids - An Exciting Country to Discover - http://www.dc.mre.gov.br/imagens-e-textos/brasil-crianca/brazil-for-kids-an-exciting-country-to-discover (in English and in Portuguese)
Neotropical Grassland Conservancy
http://www.conservegrassland.org/home.htm
Globalization, Migration, and Latin American Ecosystems
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/305/5692/1915.full

Resources for Teachers and Kids about Bats - http://www.batconservancy.org/kids-and-teacher-bat-resources

On the Fly: Studying Bird Migration and Behavior
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/11/on-the-fly-studying-bird-migration-and-behavior/?partner=rss&emc=rss


Videos:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/07/100720-amphibians-lost-species-extinct-panama-science-environment/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/04/080401-frog-fungus.html

Cloud Forest Ecosystems (video 5.5 minutes) : http://www.youtube.com/watchv=PBrStxuOJbs,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_p5jBLfGWc)

The Emerald Forest
Largest wetland in the world! http://www.pantanal.org/Mainpant.htm

1.5 minute video of all of the tropical monkey species at the zoo: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/25/london-zoo-rainforest-life