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Bringing the Amazon Rainforest Home

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Fifteen teachers from New Castle, Sussex, and Kent counties in Delaware worked with partners to develop curricula that not only meets the robust Next Generation Science Standards of the U.S.…

Teachers learn how to use foldable microscopes at workshop.

Teachers Bring Home Lessons From the Amazon

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Stroud Water Research Center and its partners are developing curricula that take the lessons the Amazon offers for how to live sustainably to schools and communities across the globe.

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Evaluating water quality for Amazonian streams along the Interoceanic Highway in Peru using macroinvertebrates collected by hand and with leaf packs

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Sweeney, B.W., J.M. Battle, D.H. Funk, R.W. Flowers, T. Gonzales Ojeda, A. Huamantinco, J.K. Jackson, and M. Arnold. 2020. Limnologica 81, 125759.

Macroinvertebrate identification workshop in Peru.

Expanding the Leaf Pack Network® to South and Central America

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The goal is to create a conservation ethic that integrates ordinary people into the decision-making process by putting simple assessment tools into their hands.

Storm-Driven Carbon Burial in the Andean Amazon

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This project explores the role of extreme flood events during La Niña in burying — and thus preventing from entering the atmosphere — globally significant quantities of carbon. Funded by:…

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Journey to Peru

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An account of three weeks in the Amazon headwaters, studying the Madre de Dios River and its tributaries under a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

A stream cascade in Lofty Creek, Pennsylvania.

UpStream Newsletter, Fall 2005

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The rivers of South America’s Amazon basin are “breathing” far harder — cycling the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide more quickly — than anyone realized.

Anthony Aufdenkampe taking water samples from the Pixiam River in Brazil

Amazon Source of 5-Year-Old River Breath

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Most of the carbon being outgassed as carbon dioxide from Amazonian rivers and wetlands has spent a mere five years sequestered in the plants and soils of the surrounding landscape.

Graphic of the Amazon River basin.

UpStream Newsletter, Summer 2004

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A National Science Foundation grant for a study in the Amazon could help unravel the mystery of the missing carbon sink.