ACT Kids

At ACT, we search for the most effective ways to ensure that the magnificent Amazon ecosystem survives long after we are gone. What better guardians of the future are there than the forests’ own children? These young ones will inherit all of the promise and peril of the Amazon, and their hands will hold tremendous responsibility for the health of their people, their forests, and the planet itself.
ACT partners with tribal elders to prepare today’s indigenous children for the challenges ahead. Through our innovative programs, together we teach children to fully understand and embrace their own precious cultures, while also giving the children the skills needed to navigate the modern worlds outside their borders. Today’s ten-year-old may one day be called upon to negotiate tribal land rights in a distant city, or grow up to articulate a cure for diabetes made from rainforest plants.

ACT Kids Resources

Study Guides: Funding from Nature’s Path Foods was instrumental in the creation of the Amazon Conservation Team Rainforest Study Guides for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 published under the Eco-Thumb Publishing imprint. The guides are designed to teach the younger school set about... Read more

ACT builds children’s awareness regarding of the fragility of their environment. In the rainforest village of Apetina, ACT organized a clean-up competition for the children and awarded prizes for the most trash gathered. The children collected over 20 wheelbarrows full of trash!

Helping the next generation of Rainforest Stewards understand how unique and valuable their role is in protecting the forest has always been a focus of our ethnoeducation programs in Colombia and Suriname. We would like to share a few of the success stories that have emerged from the creation... Read more