Intro to Ecology and Environment
While developing knowledge and talent for life in Space, EIS strongly endorses the preservation, celebration and renewal of our Earth. Choose one or all of these introductory resources before doing the You are the Explorer lesson which follows them. We welcome your suggestions in our Educators Forum.
Raise Awareness and Eco IQ
The explorers recorded all of the details of their trip by writing in their journals everyday. They wrote about the weather, described the people and places they visited, drew and described the plants and animals of the different parts of the land. They visited the ancient forest, the riverbanks, the seashore, the grasslands, the mountains, the dry lands that are practically desert and the land where the rainforest had been chopped down and burned. The explorers knew that it was wrong to waste all those trees because trees give off oxygen and oxygen is what we breathe.
Being true scientists, the explorers recorded in their journals the name of each city, town and village that they passed through. Then they marked their route on their expedition maps.
Use the Map worksheet to mark your route in red or create your own map. (Ask the Art teacher how to use a grid to enlarge the map or learn how to enlarge on the printer.)
Remember the Rainforest 2 is an Eco coloring book that teaches basic Eco concepts. It is the story of students lost in the rainforest looking for Green Girl's Eco Club. There are suggested readings for older students. RTR2 poses the question, "Why be a Tree Killer when you can be an Eco SuperHero?"