We Focus on Amazon Conservation Through Education

Registration for our summer field programs opens annually on September 1st. 

Space is limited and programs fill quickly.  Scholarships Available.

The Morpho Institute is a registered 501(C)(3) nonprofit and is 100% volunteer-run.

We are passionate about Amazon conservation and achieve this through professional development opportunities, curriculum resource development, and ongoing educational opportunities.

Your donation will help us expand our scholarship opportunities and increase our resource bank.

Morpho Institute Offerings

These immersive PD trips to the Amazon for teachers will re-ignite your passion for teaching and enhance skills that lead to deep student learning back at home.

A diverse library of classroom resources for you to use that will build students’ knowledge, skills, and passions about the Amazon and its resources.

We support conservation initiatives directly within Amazonian communities and their people to foster sustainability, resilience, and hope.

What Teachers Are Saying

Debbie R.
Debbie R.
Wow! There are no words to describe how life altering exploring the Amazon rainforest with the Morpho Institute can be! I had the privilege of attending the Educator Academy to the Amazon in 2022. The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. They treat you like family. The food and lodging is impressive, tasty and comfortable. Their mission is incredibly important and educational. You won’t be disappointed and you will gain friendships and experiences that last!
Jo-Anne S.
Jo-Anne S.
Morpho provides educators with the complete experience! They partner with an ecotourism group that takes care of every detail so that you fully immerse in the Amazon rainforest in Peru. The faculty and staff that facilitate the workshops are not only experts in their fields, but kind and generous people that make you feel like you're on vacation and not at a professional development.I had such an amazing experience I went back for a second alumni trip just two years later. If you have the opportunity to take this trip - do it. They will help you through every step of preparation - from finding scholarships and funding to what to pack and the best flights to book!
Dina D.
Dina D.
The Educator Academy in the Amazon is a transformative experience that will change the way you approach teaching. The program allows teachers to be immersed in the most rich and biodiverse ecosystem on Earth. This is the most authentic professional development program I have had the opportunity to attend.
Janet Ort -.
Janet Ort -.
Sounds and sights beyond compare surround you. The interconnected intricacies simply exist, and you are part of the power of the Peruvian Rainforest. Come to learn about science and leave with a love of place and people. You will be forever changed. Your whole life and perspective will be enhanced
Giancarlo M.
Giancarlo M.
An outstanding, immersive time in the Amazon Rainforest full of new and rich life experiences, an armfull of knowledge, quality collaborations with colleagues from across the country, laughs, and great workshops/discussions. The canopy walkway will take your breath away!Highly recommended, even by this English teacher who was surrounded by Science heavy-hitters and never felt out of place-- quite the opposite in fact! Go for it! (And the concept of cold water showers, latrines, and mosquito-netted beds-- plus the constant threat of rain-- SOUNDS far more intimidating than it actually is... no worries... and you will be fed WELL by the team).
Shauna M.
Shauna M.
This was an amazing experience. Learning about ecology of the Amazon rainforest in place was powerful. Our guides and faculty were terrific and incredibly knowledgeable. Learning about the Maijuna people and their way of life was a powerful experience.
Laura B.
Laura B.
Excellent program! The curricula is excellent & so are the scientists & teachers working with this program. I highly recommend for all k-12 instructors and beyond.
Kathy H.
Kathy H.
The professionalism of programming is by far one of the things that will keep you coming back. Networking with like-minded people from all over the world who are working to make a difference on and for the planet is another. But the top reason is the inclusive community that you will become a part of to continue to grow as a professional. Top it with the Amazon rainforest and there is no comparison with other experiences.
Phil K.
Phil K.
This professional development will change the way you engage with your students and the world around you. There are many exciting opportunities to build long term friendships and professional networks seeking equity, wonder, and scientific knowledge. I'm looking forward to the next time I can join a Morpho Institute adventure in the Amazon!
Carly I.
Carly I.
Exploring the Amazon Rainforest with a group of passionate educators through the Morpho Institute was both career and life changing. You'll have time to design and try out your own scientific investigation in the most awe inspiring PD location and you'll also see the human impact on the Amazon first hand. It influences how I teach every day.
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