Scholarships for K-12 PD in the Amazon

Sailing on Amazon river

Date and Time:

Monday, July 1, 2019, 12:00pm to Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Friday, February 1, 2019, 11:59pm

$1250 Scholarships for the 7th annual Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest - July 1-11, 2019. 

Join us for a cross-curricular professional development workshop for K-12 formal and informal educators to learn and use: 

  • 21st Century Instruction:  Inquiry-Based Exploration ~ NGSS ~ STEM ~ 5E
  • Inquiry Protocols & Resources:  Project Learning Tree ~ Cornell Lab of Ornithology ~ & More!
  • Global and Cultural Perspectives:  ~ Sustainability ~ Global Education ~ Indigenous Cultures

Join Al Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree; Dr. Nancy Trautmann, Cornell Lab of Ornithology;  Kristie Reddick, The Bug Chicks; along with scientists Dr. Steve Madigosky, Widener University; and Randy Morgan, Curator/Entomologist, Cincinnati Zoo as you:  

  • Work side-by-side with scientists and researchers on citizen science projects and field studies on the ACTSPeru Rainforest Canopy Walkway in one of the world’s most biologically diverse environments. 
  • Explore conservation and sustainability via hands-on workshops with indigenous communities.
  • Spend a day in an Amazon village and explore the role of education in creating a sustainable future for Amazon children.
  • Work in grade-level cohorts to develop strategies for using the Amazon as a vehicle for incorporating  standards-based inquiry, STEM, and sustainability education into your classroom.

PLT Certification, BirdSleuth, and other resources included. Academic Credit and Machu Picchu Extension optional.  Scholarship deadline February 1, 2019.  With a scholarship, Academy Program fees are $1345 (airfare not included).  Space is limited to 30 educators - Register early to secure your spot!

Get the details and download a syllabus and scholarship application at:   Contact Educator Academy Director, Christa Dillabaugh, for more information: 

Email:  // phone:  1-800-431-2624.