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The Rainforest Alliance

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Web Resources on Biodiversity Conservation

The Rainforest Alliance helps people of all ages to understand the role that each of us plays in biodiversity conservation, and how we can help protect our planet. Through their K-6 curricula on the socioeconomic and environmental issues facing Latin America, the Rainforest Alliance helps students relate to the environmental and economic effects of banana production in Honduras.

By tracing the journey of bananas from tropical farms to their breakfast tables, students learn in a memorable way their role in the global community. The hands-on, interactive lessons created by Project Learning Tree and the Rainforest Alliance give students the opportunity to explore the origins of the banana as well as the communities and wildlife affected by the production of this popular fruit.

This program is unique in that it teaches science, math, language arts, and social studies while addressing the national standards for science.

Teachers can access free K-8 curricula, sign up for the Eco-Education Matters monthly e-newsletter, and browse through the new educational resources at the Rainforest Alliance Learning Site.

The Rainforest Alliance works to protect ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Companies, cooperatives and landowners that participate in our programs meet rigorous standards that conserve biodiversity and provide sustainable livelihoods