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Amazon Institute

Morning view from the canopy walkway

Last held: July 9-19, 2019

  • Discover the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
  • Look for pink river dolphins, sloths, and blue morpho butterflies.
  • Learn about indigenous cultures of the Amazon.
  • Explore the treetops on a canopy walkway.

Participants will experience first-hand the unique ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest in northeastern Peru. Educators will spend nine days learning about the native flora, fauna, and cultural history as they explore on foot and by boat along the Amazon and Napo rivers near Iquitos, Peru. The daily program will include practical field experiences, basic local natural history, and easily duplicated techniques for teaching natural sciences in the classroom. During the trip, participants will provide daily updates to students in North Carolina via a blog. This program is designed to give educators a direct experience with environments and concepts that are part of the NC curriculum!