Whiling Away Winter In the Rainforest

It was 15 below zero this morning. Not that unusual for January in the Adirondack Mountains, but after a month of frigid temperatures and icy conditions, one starts to feel a sense of desperation about the conditions. Thoughts of driving to the Biodome in Montreal to sit in the Amazon Rainforest exhibit have been popping into my head regularly.
Perhaps the answer is to learn about warm, tropical places. Immerse yourself in tropical habitats. Here are a few suggestions for winter tropical science. I hope they warm you up!
Read about the African Rainforest

Color and African Rainforest

Read about the Amazon Rainforest

Color an Amazon Rainforest

Paint an Amazon Rainforest Mural

Make an Amazon Rainforest Diorama

Read about the Asian Rainforest

Color an Asian Rainforest

Also try some cool pictures from Dr. Scott Amsel’s travels with the Orangutan Foundation and other organizations:

Amazon River Dolphin:

Dr. Scott Amsel with baby orangutan:

Baby tiger:

Dr. Amsel and baby tiger:






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About Sheri Amsel

Sheri Amsel has degrees in Botany and Zoology from the University of Montana 1980, a Master's Degree in Anatomy, Physiology and Biomedical Illustration from Colorado State University 1987. Ms. Amsel interned at the Smithsonian Institute in 1983 in Scientific Illustration, taught anatomy and biology at three colleges from 1990 - 1997. In addition, Ms. Amsel has published more than 15 nonfiction children's books, two field guides for adults, and illustrated a myriad of books and interpretive displays on nature and science topics. Ms. Amsel has done science programming at more than 300 schools nationally, developed more than 20 educational nature trails in New York State, and coordinates school visits to local nature trails for environmental education programs for the Eddy Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation and habitat preservation. Ms. Amsel created the Exploring Nature Educational Resource website with the hopes of sharing her science and environmental education knowledge and experience with science educators and students worldwide.