We provide experiences and resources that support local to global environmental stewardship in K-12 education.

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In every country, children need to grow up caring deeply about how to live sustainably on planet earth. Working toward this goal, we partner with scientists, educators, and people who live and work in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon to provide transformative educational experiences for teachers and students.

Immersive workshops in the Amazon nurture passion for teaching, buildcross-disciplinary perspectives, and enhance skills that lead to deep student learning.

Cross-cultural connections, scientific research, engineering design, and stewardship projects build students’ knowledge, skills, and passion to act as global citizens.

Conservation initiatives of Amazonian communities provide rich opportunities for learning about sustainability while being inspired by persistence, resilience, and hope.

Teacher in the Amazon

"I left feeling inspired, renewed, and excited about what I will share with my students and peers. I was learning every hour of the day and evening. Not a minute of this trip was wasted.”

Jenny Murphy

Sullivan Middle School, Lowell, MA
Morpho Institute birding

“Amazing. I had high expectations, but overall this experience surpassed them on so many levels. The combination of the people involved, the organization and structure, and one of the most astounding places on Earth made this incredible.”

Joan Bachynsky

Cristo Rey High School, NY
Morpho Institute Amazon tree frog

"Every component of the academy can be integrated into my classroom, my curriculum and my teaching philosophy. The faculty provided high quality experiences and resources to help me do this! The best program I have EVER had the privilege of attending !”

Melissa Jordan

Sarah Scott Middle School, Terra Haute, IN
Teacher in the Amazon

"This has been the best professional development program I have ever participated in.  With quality staff presentations, shared experiences, hands-on activities, long term online resources, and the comradery of our group members, I am confident I will be able to share what I have learned with my students. Further more I feel that I have what I need to continue to learn."

Phil Kahler

Tualatin Valley Academy, Forest Grove, OR
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