Learn about the rainforest
By Rhett A. Butler JUNE 14, 2020
kids.mongabay.com - helping children learn about the rainforest
Mongabay is the world's most popular site about the rainforest.
There is a free mobile app versions of this web site. Download them at the Google Play Store under Rainforest Slideshow or the Apple app store.
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Mist rising from the Amazon rainforest in Peru. Rainforests generate much their own rainfall through the process of transpiration.
Shaman, or traditional medicine-men, use plants to heal people. But shaman are disappearing as the Amazon rainforest is cut down.
A blackwater lake in the Peruvian Amazon. Tannins in the water from decaying leaves make blackwater highly reflective, almost like a mirror in some cases.
Mongabay offers leveled readers for specific grades, including 1st grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade.
The main rainforests section contains a wealth of information on a wide range of issues related to rainforests, like biodiversity, the Amazon, deforestation, the canopy, indigenous peoples, conservation, and the Congo, among many other topics
About Mongabay: Mongabay began as a rainforest information site in 1999 and over the years has expanded to become a non-profit environmental media organization, with bureaus in the United States, Indonesia, India, and Peru. Mongabay works with more than 450 journalists in about 50 countries to produce conservation and environmental science news. Research and articles by Mongabay staffers have been published in a variety of publications, ranging from the journal Science to Singapore's Straits Times newspaper to the Washington Post and our content is regularly cited by some of the world's leading media outlets.
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- May I use graphics from mongabay.com for my projects? Yes, you may provided that you don't remove the mongabay label from the images. You may use information from the site for class projects and can cite mongabay as the source.
- Where can I learn more about rainforests? Check the main rainforest site.
- Is this web site credible? Mongabay is the world's most popular source for information on tropical forests. The site is highly acclaimed by a number of the world's leading tropical scientists. See more answers at our frequently asked questions page.