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The week of October 9-113th is World Rainforest Week!
Did you know that: Rain forests are important to our global ecosystem? Rain forests do SO much for our world. They provide a home to many plants and animals, help stabilize our world’s climate, protect us against flood, drought, and erosion, are a source for some medicines and foods, support tribal people, and are an interesting place to visit.
Every year, the Rainforest Action Network designates a week in October as World Rainforest Week to encouraging us to recognize the beauty and wonder of the world’s rain forests. An intact rainforest is worth $6,280 per acre if sustainably harvested; $1,000 if clear cut for commercial timber ($0 five years after a clear cut); and $148 if used as cattle pasture.
I’d like you to think about conservation this week and in doing so, see what you can do to raise awareness at home or in the classroom.
World Rainforest Week Books
Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree by Kate Messner
The Rainforest Grew all Around by Susan K. Mitchell, illustrated by Connie McLennan
Over in the Jungle: A Rainbow Rhyme by Marianne Berkes
Slowly, Slowly, slowly by Eric Carle
Monkey Puzzle Big Book by Julia Donaldson
Rain Forests ( Magic Tree House Research Guide) by Mary Pope Osborne
Rain Forest Animals by Mr. Maria L. Lopes
Sloths ( Animals that Live in the Rainforest) by Julie Guidone
A is For Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet by Anthony D. Fredericks
Amazing Animals: Rainforest Romp by Tony Mitton
Let’s Get Busy | World Rainforest Week Activities
Crayon Box Chronicles has a great activity on learning about the Amazon River Basin
Your Littles will have a ball making these Footprint Rainforest Monkeys at Pinterested Parent
Who wouldn’t love this Red-Eyes Tree Frog Mask Craft from Jdaniels4sMom.com
Learn more about the animals of the Rainforest! Mocomi.com has a fun list here.
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