Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Amazon Rainforest: People and Animals Workshop
What is life like in the Amazon Rainforest? Explore animals that live there and learn about people that call it their ‘home’.
Get up close to taxidermy rainforest animals such as caiman, armadillo and tarantula, and discover how their amazingly adapted bodies help them survive.
In this workshop, students will have the unique opportunity to handle traditional objects handmade by the Wai-Wai people; a group living in the Amazon Rainforest of Guyana and Northern Brazil. Students will learn about life in the rainforest by exploring unfamiliar objects, materials they are made from and how they are used.
A short introduction to the Amazon Rainforest will be followed by the circle handling of taxidermy animals that live in the rainforest. Students will then be introduced to Wai-Wai people and explore two stations of Wai-Wai objects. They will finish by talking about what they learned through Wai-Wai objects, discuss threats facing the rainforest habitat and its people and discover solutions for positive change.
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