Rainforest Explorer
Summer 2013
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View from the Canopy Bridge
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Check out the Canopy Raft
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Spotting a Frog
Rainforests
  • are home to 50% of the Earth's plants and animals though they cover less than 2% of the Earth’s surface
  • exist on every continent except Antarctica
  • act as the world's thermostat by regulating temperatures and weather patterns
  • are critical in maintaining the Earth's limited supply of drinking and fresh water
  • are at risk and so are their inhabitants. 


Young
Rainforest Explorers can experience Rainforests by such activities as :
  • Crossing a tree-top bridge to the canopy raft
  • Observing and identifying a variety tree frogs
  • Collecting air temperature and rainfall data
  • Count tree rings to find the age of a tree
  • Putting a jaguar "footprint" and leaf "specimens" in a field journal
  • Use a microscope to assess data
  • Finding their way with map and compass
  • Using pictures and dichotomous chart to identify frog species
  • Develop a food chain “ who-eats-whom” board
  • Comparing Rainforest and Connecticut forest trees
  • Crossing a tree-top bridge to the canopy raft
  • Observing and identifying a variety tree frogs