Curriculum & Lesson Extensions

Biodiversity & Peace: Montessori Curriculum


Our Biodiversity & Peace curriculum Overview and Resource book are available to you as downloads. This original curriculum was designed by tropical ecologists and Montessori teachers and can be used in conjunction with an EcoTour to the Children's Eternal Rainforest, or just in the classroom and schoolyard.


The Curriculum Overview provides you with the history, rationale, and framework for the program.  This can help you better understand how to use the lessons in conjunction with a trip to the rainforest, or justify planning one to school administration and parents!


The Resource Book has activities and lesson ideas for you to use in your classroom.  Don't forget to look around our website for additional articles and pictures you can use in class!

Curriculum Overview

Resource Book: Montessori

Biodiversity & Peace: NGSS-Aligned for Public Schools

Enjoy all of the lessons in our original Biodiversity & Peace Resource Book, adapted for public schools and schools using NGSS. You may reference the Curriculum Overview above for background on the topics and on the Children's Eternal Rainforest. This curriculum can be used in conjunction with an EcoTour to the Children's Eternal Rainforest or just in the classroom and schoolyard.

Resource Book: NGSS-Aligned

Migration Models: A Collaborative Game Design Challenge

This three-session unit, developed with input from 2challenges upper elementary and middle school students to use game play as a tool for scientific modeling and science communication.

Lesson Plans

Student Material: Investigation Log / Planning Document

Student Material: Bird Profiles

Lesson Extension: Butterfly Bonanza!

Lessons that build and expand on our Butterfly Bonanza lesson. You may choose to use these after a classroom visit.