The Problem

During this nine week unit, you will be exploring tropical rainforests around the world. You will be asked to apply what you learn to evaluate the destruction of the rainforests, share your expertise with the school and community, and assist in efforts to save some of the rainforests.

Expectations and Products

Your work on this project must be of the highest quality as you will be sharing your expertise and saving a portion of the rainforest through your efforts. You and your partner are responsible for designing a product and/or a presentation to share with the school and community.


The following resources are starting points for your project:

Web sites


Authors: Patti Furlano, Joyce Nelson, Teri Rakes, and Amy Willis, Braceville School, Braceville, IL.
Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab. Funded by the North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium based at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Created: July, 1997