Resource: Virtual Eco-Trip to the Amazon http://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html
Summary: Take a virtual trip to the Amazon Rain Forest
Description: The site's description says it all: "Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the RÃo Napo."
When you get to the site you'll see a short introduction and a menu that allows you to quickly get familiar with the geography of the Amazon. This short interactive overview is perfect for introducing the topic of the Amazon with colorful graphics, illustrations, photographs and brief, interesting text. Find out:
*Where the Amazon is located
*How much rain falls there
*Who lives there
*How they make a living
*Learn about conservation efforts and coffee growing
Next up, imagine you are one of the indigenous people of the Amazon and try your hand at planning and managing sustainable ecotourism. What impact will it have on the land and the people -- what risks and benefits are involved? This is a terrific and thought-provoking exercise that all members of the family can enjoy.