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Amazon Scavenger Hunt: a Fun Way to Explore Rainforest Sustainability
September 29, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Recently my daughter and I were making cookies when she asked me, “Where do chocolate chips come from?” I considered the glib answer, “From the chocolate chip factory,” but decided to take advantage of a teachable moment and said, “Well, chocolate is made from seeds of the cacao tree that grows in the South American […]

Book List: The Amazon and Rainforests
November 2, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The Museum currently has an exhibition titled Spirits and Headhunters: Vanishing Worlds of the Amazon, so this month’s books feature the rainforest and the Amazon. For over 40,000 years, people have lived in the rainforests, hunting, gathering food and raising vegetables in addition to using the tropical plants for medicine, without harming their environment. Today, […]

Photos: People of the Amazon
September 14, 2009 · 10 Comments

Cristina Mittermeier travels around the world to document the lives of indigenous cultures, and her exceptional photographs of the Kayapo people in South America will be featured in our upcoming exhibition Spirits and Headhunters: Vanishing Worlds of the Amazon. The exhibit will include vibrant feather headdresses, full-body costumes, body decorations, furniture and ceramic objects made […]

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