Amazon Interactive, 6-12
This interactive site lets students explore the basic physical and human geography of the Amazon rainforest and the risks and benefits of ecotourism through online games and activities.
Students can explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon and learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Students can get answers to questions like where the Amazon is, where the name comes from, who lives there, how inhabitants make a living, and what is grown there as they interactively learn about how the Quichua live off the land. Students can also play the interactive Ecotourism Simulation Game where they plan and manage a locally controlled ecotourism project along the Rio Napo and try to make it sustainable.