Our Focus Is on Amazon Conservation

Professional Development • Curriculum Resources • Online Events

The Morpho Institute is a registered 501(C)(3) nonprofit run 100% by volunteers.

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.

Maijuna Collaboration

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.

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

What Past Teachers Are Saying

Jenny Murphy
Sullivan Middle School, Massachusetts

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.”

Phil Kahler
Tualatin Valley Academy, Oregon

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. 

Joan Bachynsky
Cristo Rey High School, New York

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.

A Different View with The Bug Chicks

APRIL 6, 2023 @ 8PM EST Join Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker (The Bug Chicks) as they take us on a walk through the rainforest using their “small eyes” to see the incredible diversity of arthropods in the Amazon. As entomologists and SEL integration specialists, they will connect concepts of vision and perception in this…

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT EST

Get to know GLOBE Observer with Dr. Rusty Low

APRIL 12 @ 7PM Eastern: Join Dr. Russanne (Rusty) Low for an introduction to NASA GLOBE Observer – a data collection tool designed for citizen scientists, ages 13+.  Engage your learners in place-based science by having them make and report observations about land cover, trees, mosquitoes, and clouds they see around them. These data are…

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT EST

Get to know PocketLab Environmental Sensors

April 20 @ 7PM Eastern:  Join us for an exclusive look at PocketLab environmental sensors and learn how they are used during our annual field workshops in the Amazon.  The PocketLab team will introduce their Weather and Air sensors and we will discuss how these tools can be used with students to collect meaningful data…

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT EST

Get to Know PEI’s Field Investigations for K12 Students

MAY 4 @ 7PM Eastern: Join Pacific Education Institute (PEI) for an introduction to FieldSTEM: Designing Field Investigations for K12 students.  In this professional learning experience, you learn how to design and implement investigations that can be conducted in the schoolyard and at our field sites in the Amazon!   Collaborate with grade-level peers and plan…

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT EST
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