What you need to know about the Amazon NOW!

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Saving the Amazon is going to take all of us! Join us on Thu. Nov. 11 @ 8PM for a very special webinar. Put the Amazon in the context of today's headlines, #COP26 #COP15CBD and get an update on what's happening with our Indigenous Maijuna partners and their fight against a road that threatens their…

The Co-benefits of Planting Trees with Dr. Alexandra Moore

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Join Dr. Alexandra Moore from the Paleontological Research Institution and consider the impact of planting a tree. Perhaps the tree was planted to provide shade, yet the benefits of the tree extend far beyond the shade it casts. Trees provide a suite of ecosystem services to the natural environment, cycling nutrients and water, stabilizing soil…

Amazon Leaf-cutting Ants with entomologist Randy Morgan

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Join Randy Morgan, long-time Morpho faculty member and Curator Emeritus of Invertebrates for the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for a deep dive into the amazing world of leaf-cutting ants!  They have a social complexity second only to humans and one of the most fascinating natural histories in the tropics! Their nests are fortress-cities with…

POSTPONED: Predators, Parasites, and Pansies: Great Animal Adaptations with Cathy Law

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Apologies!  This webinar has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a future date. Join world traveler and Morpho alumni, Cathy Law in her quest to uncover some of the more unusual ways animals have adapted for survival. Whether an animals' power is bizarre behavior, specialized body parts, or extraordinary intelligence you are sure to…

Teaching with Merlin Bird ID with Dr. Nancy Trautmann

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Thursday March 3 at 8PM Eastern WATCH RECORDING Join Dr. Nancy Trautmann, former director of Education for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and learn how the Merlin Bird ID app helps beginners to identify birds by sight, sound, or with a photo. But its uses go way beyond identifying bird species. In this interactive webinar,…

Can a Nature Informed Model Improve and Transform Schools? with Dr. Lisa Kensler

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Thursday, April 7th at 8PM Eastern WATCH RECORDING Lessons from nature have the potential to inform every aspect of schooling from leadership to curriculum to building design and maintenance. As educators are embracing these opportunities (and they are!), students, communities, and planet Earth all benefit.  Join us for a very special evening with Dr. Lisa…

Meet the Pink River Dolphins of the Amazon with Dr. Marie Trone

Thursday, May 5th at 8PM Eastern WATCH RECORDING Why Be Normal? The Twisted, Mutant, Pink Dolphins of the Amazon with Dr. Marie Trone, Professor of Biology at Valencia College. Join Dr. Marie Trone for an engaging look at the most unique member of the dolphin family  - the amazing Amazon River dolphin (Inia goeffrensis). This…

June 22 World Rainforest Day Panel Discussion & Networking Event

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Is Amazon conservation part of your curriculum? Is education part of your Amazon conservation plan? If not, would you like it to be?  How can we work together to harness the power of education to inspire the next generation of rainforest defenders? Join Dr. Kelly Keena, President of the Morpho Institute for our featured panel discussion on World Rainforest…

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Using StoryMaps to connect the Amazon to your classroom!

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Are you wondering how (and perhaps why) to use ArcGIS StoryMaps in your teaching? With no need for special equipment or software, you and your students can combine interactive maps, multimedia, user-generated data, and text to create spatially oriented digital stories. With the Morpho Institute’s site license, your students can use existing StoryMaps and/or create…

So many species, so little time: Can we save more by focusing on only a few?

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Dr. David Pearson, Arizona State University. For effective conservation and habitat management of biodiversity, it is not enough to know a species is present or that it is declining. We must know why it is in trouble. The detailed knowledge to answer the "why" relies on in-depth studies that are unavailable for most species. One…

Conserving Biodiversity: In the Amazon and our own backyards.

Join Dr. Katie Feilen, conservation biologist, primatologist, and Morpho's Director of Conservation Engagement for a lively discussion.  We will explore the causes of biodiversity decline and engage in discussion about actions we all can take to conserve biodiversity - in the Amazon and at home. Katie has worked on a variety of projects, including teaching…