Biology Teachers Receive Grant to Study the Amazon Rainforest
Two biology teachers from my home area of west central Indiana have been in Iquitos Peru for the last two days. They were chosen from over 650 applicants for an Eli Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant, and are feeling honored to be participating. They take notes and photographs of everything and I know they will learn more than most visitors to the Amazon. They are being great students, one of the first steps to being a great teacher.
We have been to the Amazon Animal Orphanage and Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, the Yagua village, Las Boas serpentarium, the Amazon River, and watched pink and gray dolphins. We have visited two small river villages to see how the riberiños live. This morning we are cruising up the Nanay River in Dawn on the Amazon III, into the rare white sand forest of Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve to learn about the real rainforest.
I will report back on the Captains blog in a few days about the results of our study of the Amazon rainforest.
Biology Teachers Receive Grant to Study Amazon Rainforest
Bill Grimes, President of Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises
Here is the story of Sally and Sue’s study of the rainforest with Dawn on the Amazon; Why Does the Sloth Swim Across the River?