Have you ever wondered what makes the Amazon Rain Forest so unique? How would the weather be different from what you are used to experiencing on a daily basis? Would the plant life be different? What types of animals and people would be sharing your environment with you if you were in the Amazon Rain Forest?
Thirty acres of trees are cut in the tropical rainforests every minute. As you read this, tropical rainforests are shrinking. Each second a portion of rainforest the size of a football field is destroyed or damaged. It is estimated that within the next 40 years, the Amazon Rain Forest may be nothing more than a memory. It is being destroyed at an unbelievable rate. There are many reasons that we should do whatever we can do to protect and preserve the Amazon Rain Forest.
Why is the Amazon Rain Forest so important to our world and what can we do to help protect and preserve it?
This is a question that you and your team need to investigate because you have just found out that your class is helping with a school-wide Amazon Rain Forest Awareness Day that will inform the school body about the importance of the Amazon Rain Forest and things we can do to help preserve it.