After seeing the Project Rainforest presentation, you will be able to:
- Describe the natural ecosystem of a rainforest, including its plants, insects, animals, and people.
- Appreciate the beauty and diversity of life in the rainforests.
- Identify everyday products that come from the rainforest.
- Discuss the relationship of rainforests to climate control and global warming.
- Identify ways to use rainforest products without destroying the habitat.
- Take steps to save the rainforests through personal and political action.
...a perfect mix of information and fun
-Sarah Stroup, Principal, SS Palmer Elemantary, Palmerton, PA
Mr Segals ability to communicate is exceptional. The information was concise, the delivery was entertaining…this was easily the best show weve had this year.
-Fran Manbeck, Principal,
Pittman Elemantary, Pittman, NJ
SEQUENCE OF PROGRAM
We establish the importance of tropical rainforests in the areas of medicines,
climate control, products, and endangered species. We use
large color paintings of animals.
We take the students on a trip through the rainforest via a group
simulation of the sound of a tropical storm. We play tape
recordings of animals we taped in Central America and then
teach the students how to make the animal calls.
We show a seven minute film of wildlife in Central America including images
of mammals, insects, & reptiles, and loggers clearcutting
Using student volunteers, we demonstrate large props that represent products
from the tropics: Chiclets, chocolate, tea, & rubber. Together
with the audience, we discuss how these products are harvested
from the Rainforest.
We demonstrate ways that Tropical Rainforests are being saved through a school
children's project we support in Costa Rica. Information
is provided about how your school can support the project
and communicate with these children.
CLASSROOM MATERIALS: An overview of the program will be provided for the teachers prior to the assembly including classroom activities.