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 the rainforest, the rainforest’s inhabitants, and the value of conservation. Guide activities include but are far from limited to rainforest-themes word search and crossword puzzles; maps and graphing; research activities; discussion questions; writing and math exercises; list creation; and an exercise that allows pupils to create a rainforest in their classroom.
Junior Park Ranger Guides
Through generous funding from Nature’s Path and the Tico Torres Foundation, ACT created Junior Park Ranger manuals in partnership with our trained park guards. These booklets teach children about local flora and fauna, as well as basic principles of conservation. While these manuals were originally distributed to children in remote rainforest communities, Suriname’s Ministry of Education recently decided to include the resource as part of its new nationwide Environmental Education Box project. Now, children in all of Suriname’s 360 primary schools will also benefit from the manuals.