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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea. Cape Tribulation.

Rainforest learning is the next unit of home school natural learning. Over dinner last night, while discussing where Green Island got its English name from, the conversation moved to the differences in island and coastal rainforest.

Cape Tribulation wove its way into our family talk and Boy mentioned that he had never been there. WHAT!!!! How did I overlook this? We neighbour Cape Tribulation and I have never taken my child there.

A place of spectacular beauty, Cape Tribulation was named by Captain James Cook (“because here begun all our troubles"). Boy’s last project at traditional school was on explorers so he knew this fact plus the tourism appeal of Cape Tribulation.

Cape Tribulation is Rainforest that kisses the beach. Given our unit of marine study it is a natural corollary to now study the amorous rainforest of our area. So, next weekend we are planning a trip of educational brilliance.

Apart from Enchanted Learning, can anyone point me to any other sites that offer free curricula or worksheets on Rainforests?

Related article on our recent stay in a Rainforest Nature Refuge:
Protective Behaviours at Wait-a-While Nature Refuge

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