Jun 222024

Rainforest in Chiapas, Mexico

World Rainforest Day is today! Started in 2017 by the Rainforest Partnership, the day stresses the importance of rainforests, the plants, the animals, and the cultures that live within. Two types of rainforest exist: the temperate rainforest and the tropical rainforest. The tropical rainforest has four layers: the emergent layer, the canopy, the understory, and the forest floor. Children can learn more at: World Rainforest Day.

Sep 052024

Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest Day is today! The Amazon rainforest takes up 2.1 million square miles of land, occupying parts of Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia, Suriname, Peru, French Guiana, Guyana, Ecuador, and Colombia. About ten percent of all plant and animal species live in the Amazon rainforest. Twenty percent of all bird and fish species live there, and scientists are still identifying insect species native to the region. The Amazon rainforest has been experiencing deforestation as farmers slash and burn to create farmland. Children could learn more at: Amazon.