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by Dr. Kelly Keena, Board President We sat in the green and white wooden Explorama boat nosed into the bank of a small tributary stream. The dense branches had a clearing and the equally dense brown water was still. The perfect place to fish for piraña. It’s a relatively simple process – stab a small…

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by Dr. Nancy Trautmann, founding board member of the Morpho Institute As an environmental scientist and educator, my career has centered on helping educators reach beyond lectures and textbooks to engage students in investigating real-world environmental science issues. When I traveled to Peru in 2015 as a faculty member for the Educator Academy in the…

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Janet Ort, 2018 Educator Academy Scholar I have been to the rainforest many times: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, and of course the Peruvian rainforest almost 20 times. These trips span over 40 years of age, experience, and hopefully wisdom. Each time there is a primal sense of connection. My senses are overwhelmed by sound, light,…

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