It's Goin' Down; The Rain Forest
How can I be a steward of the rainforests?
Photo Credit: Rainforest by Ben Britten is licensed under CC by 2.0
Learners become knowledgeable about the attributes of a tropical rainforest and, working with current statistics, they identify the repercussions of rainforest destruction and how this destruction may personally affect them if deforestation continues at its present pace.
This is an introduction to the differences and similarities between temperate and tropical rainforests. The group discusses patterns in where rainforests are located, and they begin to research characteristics and gain awareness of their biodiversity.
Researching from the perspective of one type of scientist, youth become experts on the attributes of a tropical rainforest as well as the threats to its health and impact on the globe. Youth work in teams of four to make a collage poster and presentation.
Working with current statistics, youth articulate the repercussions of rainforest destruction and how this destruction may personally affect them if deforestation continues at its present pace.
Learners identify ways for individuals, nonprofits, and governments to take action against excessive destruction of the rainforests of the world.