Tropical Rainforests "Paradise Out on a Limb"

Hosted by A Walk in the Woods, Environmental Education Company

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Prosperity Park Clubhouse

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Ages 4 to 11

This is an INDOOR class and will still be held even if there is rain on the day of the class.

Live animals include:  Green Iguana, Red-Footed Tortoise, African Emperor Scorpion, Constrictor Snake and a Blue and Gold Macaw.

The tropical rainforests are the richest source of life on earth.  Yet, at the current rate of destruction, they could disappear.  Half of the worlds plants and animals live in the rainforests.  Learn about the four layers of the rainforest and the represenative plant and animal speices that reside in each layer.  Topics for discussion include:  geographical locations, the water cycle, epiphytic bromeliads, camouflage patterns, holdfast methods of animals and plants living in trees, anatomy differences of bird beaks to gather nectar, fruit and seeds.  Sloths, Monkeys, Leopards, fruit bats, seed dispersal, rainforest products, economic value, conservation efforts, and significance of living things and their connectiveness.  Students participate in demonstrating how plants rid, or retain water, with various leaf shapes from epiphytic bromedliads and other understory leaf samples.

An example of hands on artifacts in this program includes:  

Iguana shed, Arrowana fish scale (used as a nail file), feathers from Macaw Parrots and African Gray Parrots. Vanilla bean, sugar cane and assorted rainforest food products.  Confiscated items from U.S. Fish and Wildlife service include an Asian Leopard Cat Pelt, Hippopotamus Tusk, Blue Morpho Butterfly, Asian rainforest insect mounts, elephant ivory necklace and tail hair bracelet, tiger bone plaster medicinal package, rhinoceros horn and bear gall bladder pill box and leopard bone tea balls medicinal box.  Books and education posters will be on display.  LLive


There is no cost for this activity.  Open to HC Residents who are current with their HOA dues only.  Parents are welcome to stay or drop off (waiver required).


Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM EST
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