Rainforest Virtual Assembly

Why is the Amazon Rainforest so biodiverse? What do kids in the Amazon do for fun? Why are rainforests so important? What is it like to swim with pink river dolphins? Who lives in the Amazon, what do they eat, and how do they live? How do you shoot a poison blow-dart gun? How many students does it take to equal the length and weight of the largest snake in the Amazon? Why are rainforests around the world disappearing? During this Rainforest Virtual Assembly National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Dave and Amy Freeman will help students answer these questions and many more.

The Freemans have paddled over 4,000 miles through some of the most remote corners of Peru, Colombia, and Brazil to study and document the plants, animals, and people of the Amazon Rainforest. They use photos, videos, and stories from their expeditions to bring the rainforest to life in a whole new way.

Dave Freeman delivers a virtual rainforest assembly to elementary school classrooms.

Your students can join the assembly using a computer, tablet, or phone connected to wifi at school or from home. It is super easy!

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details, and contact us with any questions. We are here to help!

What are teachers saying? 

“First of all I want to let you know that the feedback I received from our parents was that they can’t wait to see your next assembly – they loved it and their kids loved it! It was one of the best assemblies I have ever had in my 23 years of being a principal. Even though we were forced to have a virtual assembly, I would have this same virtual assembly if we were all back on campus! It was informative, fun, interactive, and extremely interesting!!! Can’t wait for our next assembly with you!!!”

Joy Ellsworth
Principal Post Elementary 

“Your presentation was beyond amazing. You covered so many learning points for us. But, more impressive was your approach to teaching our students. You had such an engaging presentation! We loved the polls, visuals, excitement for what you were teaching. We are really in awe of you! Thank you so much for your fabulous presentation! We really appreciate it! We look forward to having you join us again next year! Thank you!” 

Alison Landa
Director of Teaching and Learning
Pre-K – Gr. 5
Yavneh Academy

“My students really enjoyed that your program was interactive, and they LOVED the part where they laid on the floor to guess the length of the largest anaconda. Shooting the poison dart gun was a close second. This was by far the best Skype that we have had this year! My students were very engaged. Great job, Dave!”

Alicia Bradley
3rd Grade Teacher
Mentone Elementary

“Your enthusiasm and the knowledge was something the children picked up on, very infectious! The interactivity, asking and answering questions was a great way of developing the children’s knowledge and really encouraged engagement. Your Skype program was an excellent, practical and very real learning experience! Thanks!”

Rebecca Stacey
Deputy Head Teacher
De Beauvoir and Queensbridge Primary Schools
Hackney, London, UK

“I just wanted to let you know that the kids really loved your lesson today!! We measured and made an anaconda out of paper. They were surprised to see that is was a little more than 7 kindergarteners long!” 

Jennifer Ozuna
Kindergarten Teacher