July 11-21, 2023 (door to door)
Amazon Research Initiative Fees
You will arrange your own flight.
Program Theme: Biodiversity in a changing world - An investigation through time and space
Program Syllabus: Coming soon!
Program Overview: Join Morpho research scientists and faculty to dig deep into how biodiversity responds to a changing world. In this ten-day research crash course, you will design research questions and contribute to long-term Morpho Institute research initiatives. Check out how climate change impacts biodiversity, how living things respond to changes in environments, and how animals and plants cope with habitat fragmentation and succession. Be part of the team that defines the future of teacher research in the Amazon with the Morpho Institute!
- Design scientific inquiries in the Amazon to examine the theme of change in ecological systems.
- Contribute to the long-term monitoring of the Napo-Sucusari Biological Reserve, with the support of Morpho Institute’s Director of Scientific Research (Dr. Lindsey Swierk) and Director of Conservation Engagement (Dr. Katie Feilen)
- Connect inquiry and research to classroom instruction, curriculum development, and a better understanding of the process of science
- Learn key ecological methodology including question development, method selection, field skills (plant phenology monitoring, animal surveying, ethograms), citizen science protocols, basic statistics, and science communication.
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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