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The Web of Life and Trees issues both have information about the
rainforest which will help kids understand how the rainforest works a little
The Indonesian Tropical Rain Forest
On line tours of the flora, fauna, and birds of the Indonesian Rain Forest
are provided at this site. The site is nicely done
with good illustrations. (A little heavy on music.)
The Tropical Rainforest in Suriname
Information about the people, plants, animals and rainforest environment.
Numerous links to high quality photographs.
Carrowongs Fauna Sanctuarys Tropical
This is a commercial site promoting the Robert Mortimer and Carmel Lacy sanctuary that they started in 1987 with their life savings.
They provide walks in the Australian Rainforest. The site contains interesting
information as well as links to other Rainforest and Conservation Web Site
Good Green Fun! Tropical Rainforest Songs
The site contains activity ideas for students and teachers. Music in
file format as well as the lyrics is available on this site. Better suited
for elementary age students, although middle school students will want to
view many of the pictures.
The Rainforest Workshop
Developed by Virginia Reid and the students at Thurgood Marshall Middle
School, the Olympia School District, in Olympia, Washington. Science in
the Rain Forests.
This site contains a wealth of information on the Rainforest. Several
of the links are detailed.
This page contains links to several Earthwatch programs. This is but
Amazon Katydids - Virtual Field Trip Feature
Katydids, a close relative of the grasshopper form a major element in
the food web of the Amazonian Rain Forest, but surprisingly little is known
about their behavior. Earthwatch teams collect katydids for observation,
and help record their calls.
Project Summary | Maps | Photos | Sounds | Field Notes | Lessons | Ask
the Scientist | Passport Stamp
Earth Watch: Howler Monkeys Project
Background information on Howler Monkeys and their adaptability to Rainforest
Ask the Scientist
Read questions and responses to the questions posed to Dusty Becker
about the Rainforest.
If you would like to address a question about the Ecuador Cloud Forest
to Dusty Becker and/or the Earthwatch Global Classroom, please be sure
to leave your name, a complete e-mail address, and your position (student
or teacher), including grade level. We get many excellent questions, but
often are unable to reply, because the return address is inaccurate.
Construction Crane Aids Jungle Canopy Study Photos from a crane in the
canopy of the Panamanian Rain Forest.
Photos are limited in number, but provide excellent shots of birds living
in the canopy. This is part of the Smithsonian Institutes Collection.
you are there visit:
Costa Ricas Tropical Rainforest
In a personal account, Smithsonian
photographer Laurie Minor-Penland describes her trip to photograph nesting
endangered Green Sea Turtles and the nearby tropical rainforest. Great photos,
This is a searchable data base of photographs available on-line. Type in the name of the animal, flower, country of bird you are interested in and you may just find an excellent photograph. You may
use these photographs if you follow the rules.
An Amazon Adventure
Includes information on the Amazon Rainforest including maps, plants,
animals, images, the river, careers, Katydids, and more. However, some links
and/or the server had problems accepting links to it.
Institute for Global Communication
An activist organization concerned with a variety of social issues including
Peace, Ecology, Conflict, Labor and Women. Their site includes the Rainforest
Action Network. The site should be reviewed by teachers before using it
with kids. It may provide information for discussion and/or debate.
The quiz is interesting, but I would want to varify the information. Also the Rainforest Action Network has a Kids Corner. It has a difinite activist slant to the page.
Australian Plants on Line
A truly unique site and worthy of a visit if only for the fun of it.
It describes how you can grow your own Rainforest. Although this might
be a bit much for a school, it does include a description of the rainforest
plants and lots of information. One quote is:
So, why not try to recreate a little of that rainforest feeling
in our own gardens? Even on the smallest suburban block you may achieve
that feeling of rainforest with the correct plantings. After all, you
can plant 50 rainforest trees in an average suburban back yard if you space
them at 2 to 3 metre intervals.
A very interesting site on the Amazon. It includes a ecotourism
simulation in which you make choices about operating a tourist business.
The simulation is based on a research report on ecotourism that is included
at the site. A great feature of this site is the How Rainy is the
Rainforest. You can click on your region and it will graph your rainfall
in comparison to the Amazon Rainforest. The game and the rainfall area could be adapted to classroom created
games or charts.
Learn about four different types of wetlands found in many areas around the world: Emergent, Forested, Scrub and Aquatic.
Information about disappearing rainforests, the wealth of the rainforest, the driving forces of destruction, and more.
Facts About the Rainforest
The Rainforest Action Network's Factsheet about the rainforest.
Rainforest Action Network
Questions most often asked by kids and answers from the Rainforest Action Network.
World Resources Institute
A published paper from the World Resources Institute on why frontier forests matter.
Tropical Forests in our Daily Lives: our global pharmacy, foods from the rainforest, climate control and other impacts the rainforests have on us.
Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities.
Ancient Forests Under Seige
Greenpeace interactive map showing the location of forests of the past and today.
Rainforest Action Network
Factsheet on the rate of rainforest destruction.
The World's Forests - What's Left 1998
Facts about how much of the world's forests are left.
Rainforest Action Network
World Rainforest Report published Spring 1999 on the fact that the Amazon Rainforest loss reaches record levels.
National Association of Forest Industries
Information about rainforests in Australia.
Rainforest resources and facts.