OneWorld Classrooms

World Classroom Adventures-Amazon

World Classroom Adventures: Amazon Rain Forest

Please Note: We will not be running our Amazon program this school year. We expect to offer it again next year. The information below is from last year and provides a general program overview. We will be aligning next year’s program more closely with the Science curriculum. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for next year, please send an Email to

Program Overview

Our Amazon program offers a unique and dynamic way for K-12 classrooms to explore their curriculum, introducing students to the flora, fauna and people of the Amazon Rain Forest through electronic travel and direct interaction with Amazon students and experts. All registered schools gain password-protected access to an extensive set of electronic resources and may opt to conduct art, music, video, curriculum-based Q & A or Skype exchanges with Amazon partner classes/schools. While your students travel in their classrooms, our team visits schools in the Amazon, posts new content and facilitates program exchanges. We partner with elementary, middle and high schools in the Amazon and can tailor your adventure to match your grade level and curriculum.

See Participation Options below and/or the program’s participation guidelines for a list of electronic resources and exchange details.

The program is aligned with EdStep’s Global Competence Matrix and includes curriculum connections in Science, Technology, Social Studies, Math, Language Arts/Poetry, Art, Music and Spanish.

Download a flyer to print and distribute to teachers at your school or in your district!

How To Participate

Step 1: Choose a participation level (see chart below) and REGISTER HERE before February 1st, 2013.

Step 2: Follow our specific participation guidelines.

Step 3: Access the program’s password-protected Google Earth tours, blog and online curriculum-based content any time during the school year.

Step 4: If applicable, Email or mail your students’ exchange materials to OneWorld Classrooms prior to our team’s trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon (or directly to an Amazon partner if sending after our trip).

Step 5: Contact OneWorld Classrooms via Email or phone at any point for support.

Registration and Program Dates

Registration is NOW OPEN for this program!

New this year: Classes/schools may participate at ANY TIME during the school year.*

*Our team of educators/volunteers will travel to the Amazon in February and March 2013 and post new content from the trip starting in March. However, all other electronic content will be available – and Amazon partner schools will contribute new content AND be available for project exchanges – throughout the school year.

Registration deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Adventure (for classes completing studies between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31):  November 1, 2012
  • Spring Adventure (for classes completing studies between Jan. 1 and May 31):  March 1, 2013
  • Classroom Travel Coordination (to match your study with our actual trip in Feb 2013*):  February 1, 2013

Participation Options and Fees

Use the table below to determine which participation level best matches your class/team/school’s needs.  For more detailed Participation Guidelines, please click here.

Participation Level (Alignment with
Global Competence Matrix Skills)


What’s Included




 Level 1 – Forest Floor

(Electronic Travel: Investigating the World)

  • Google Earth Tours that explore the Amazon and trace our team’s journey
  • Field Trip to the Amazon video slide show hosted by Amazon students (for classroom, assembly or presentation use)
  • Amazon Adventure Team Blog, with photos, stories and curriculum-based content
  • Travel & Learn Online content (The Amazon River Elementary School Web Site, the Classroom Package for teachers, and more!)
  • Rain Forest Activities, Lesson Ideas and Resources
  • Videos and PowerPoints contributed by Amazon schools
  • Amazin’ Amazon Mystery Animals poetry safari contest, with an opportunity to win authentic Amazon crafts

  • $100/class
  • $200/team of classes (up to 5 classes)
  • $300/school


Level 2 – Understory
(Curriculum Exploration with Amazon Peers: Recognizing Perspectives)

  • Forest Floor benefits, plus:
  • Curriculum Exploration with Amazon Peers and Experts (you submit your students’ specific, curriculum-based questions and our team sends back multimedia answers from Amazon students and experts)

  • $200/class
  • $300/team of classes (up to 5 classes)
  • $400/school


Level 3 – Canopy

(Taking Local and Global Action)

  • Understory benefits, plus:
  • Video, Art & Music Exchanges with Amazon schools (US and Amazon classrooms share videos, music and art that reflect their cultures, lives and efforts to make a local and global difference).

  • $300/class
  • $400/team of classes (up to 5 classes) 
  • $500/school


Level 4 – Emergent Layer

(Skype: Communicating Ideas)

  • Canopy benefits, plus your choice of Skype sessions with:
  • Students and teachers in the Amazon
  • OneWorld Classrooms Adventure Team Leader, Paul Hurteau
  • Experts on the Amazon Rain Forest, including indigenous leaders, indigenous crafts makers, scientists and more!

  • $400/class
  • $500/team of classes (up to 5 classes)
  • $600/school


Travel with Our Team

Interested in joining our traveling team? Please click here for information.

Related Resources

Participation Guidelines

Program Related Videos

• Student Art Labels (English) – Labels that may be attached to student artwork.

• Student Art Labels (Spanish) – Labels that may be attached to student artwork.

• Teacher Testimonials

• List of Participating Schools (from previous years)

• Program Flyer