Welcome to the Tropical Ecology Assessment & Monitoring (TEAM) Network Education Portal! This portal was created to provide secondary school science teachers and students with fun and innovative classroom lessons and activities. Each lesson is tied to the National Science Education Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards, and provides background materials as well as step-by-step instructions for students and teachers. This is a new and exciting way to learn about ecology based on TEAM’s extensive network of scientists collecting data on tropical forests.

TEAM Lessons

You and your classmates will collect data on the trees on your campus. After you experience the challenges of taking reliable data, you will watch a video of a scientist...

This video goes beyond “Animal Planet” to introduce you to a scientist in Uganda, Africa and his work with the animals who live in a very unique forest. He...

Blog

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014

Today is the United Nation's International Day of Forests. Forests are so important to humans in many ways - from the air that we breathe, to where we relax and the homes we live in. The...

Meet a TEAM Scientist

Zoologist and TEAM Site Manager, Pasoh, Malaysia

“Oh, so you’re like Batgirl!”

Coming from a country where half of the area still consists of forests, it would be natural to think that the majority of the people would grow up...

TEAM Site Manager at Bwindi, Uganda

After I earned my first degree in forestry at Makerere University, I had the idea of volunteering at the Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation (ITFC) based in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Bwindi). I had heard...

TEAM Technical Director

I am a tropical ecologist with over twenty-five years of experience working in tropical forests globally. I was born in Bogotá, Colombia and lived most of my childhood in the city and away from nature, but as a teenager I...

TEAM Site Manager at Cocha Cashu

I study tropical ecology, botany and fungi.  There are so many species of plants in the forest and amazing fungi live inside the leaves.  It is like somebody opening a door to a different world, where you can...

Zoologist

I am an Italian zoologist and have been based my work in Tanzania for over 10 years now. I have always been interested in nature and wildlife and that passion motivated my studies in natural sciences, especially animal...

TEAM Site Manager for Ranomafana, Madagascar

Currently, I am the TEAM (Tropical Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring) Site Manager for Ranomafana in Madagascar.   My specialty is ornithology—the study of birds.  My background studies are in animal...