2023 Educator Academy Registration Details

NOTE: Registration for the 2023 Educator Academy in the Amazon is a MULTI-STEP process.

STEP ONE:  Enroll with the Morpho Institute

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The Educator Academy in the Amazon is coordinated by The Morpho Institute. The $825 Morpho Institute Program Fee includes program administration fees, field program workshops and facilitation, program resource kit, online pre-departure coursework, post-academy PD webinars, access to a private online network for program participants, and donations to support our indigenous community partners in the Amazon.

To be accepted into the program and to confirm your spot on the 2023 roster, you must complete the Morpho Institute's Educator Academy Online Enrollment and Waiver Form and submit a $125 non-refundable deposit.   The roster will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Please use the button below to access the 2023 registration form.  You will be notified within 24 hours of your acceptance and will receive a link for placing your deposit.

The remaining balance of the Morpho Institute Program Fee will be due no later than May 1, 2023, and will be subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the Morpho Institute Enrollment Form and Waiver.  Please read this carefully!

STEP TWO:  Make Your Travel Arrangments with EcoTeach 

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Once you have completed Step One, you will receive a confirmation email from Christa Dillabaugh, Director of the Morpho Institute with instructions for registering with EcoTeach and confirming your travel arrangements.

The $2370 EcoTeach travel fees cover in-country ground transportation, room, board, naturalist guides, and entrance or activity fees specifically outlined in the Educator Academy syllabus. Travel is coordinated by EcoTeach and all travel-related costs must be paid directly to EcoTeach after you have officially registered with The Morpho Institute and are subject to EcoTeach's cancellation policies.

Registration Questions?

If you have any questions regarding this two step process or the Educator Academy in general, please email Christa at director@morphoinstitute.org.  or (913) 214-6126 to speak with Christa directly.  Please use 'Educator Academy Question' as your subject line.

I left the Amazon with a deep sense of being a global citizen and am grateful for the reminder of the similarities we share with humans around the globe. I feel challenged to make conscious choices that preserve our earth and fellow humans.  I have been inspired to help my students experience a sense of place in our home. At the most basic level, I was reminded how powerful an experience can be, and this has rejuvenated my passion for facilitating experiences for our students.” 

– Laura Lawrence, Asheville School, NC 

“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 camaraderie 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

"My head is still spinning from my trip to the Peruvian Amazon! So many take-home lessons! I got an up-close look at what conservation looks like today, in real time; was immersed in a beautiful culture very different from my own; gained more tools for my toolbox to use in teaching my students (such as the use of participatory mapping, scientific modeling, etc.); and had an incredible shared experience with passionate, talented educators and students from other independent schools. My hope is that hundreds of more educators and students can experience this for themselves!"

- Mike Hill, PhD, Asheville School, NC

Need More Information?

The Morpho Institute professional development field workshops are produced by a team of committed people who work together to make this a life experience for every traveler.

With questions about the educational program, syllabus, and experience in Peru contact:
Christa Dillabaugh, Director, The Morpho Institute
Email or Phone:  (913) 214-6126

JOIN US IN THE AMAZON IN 2020!