Our Home, EARJ
Our school is home to a wide diversity of living things - and I am not referring only to our student body! With the Tijuca Forest National Park almost as our back yard, we share our days with a myriad of living things typical of the Atlantic Rainforest. However, we don't always take the time to appreciate our surroundings, and end up completely overlooking the existence of some of these organisms right here, next to us.
Earlier this year, my IB Biology classes researched some of the animals that have been spotted on our campus as part of their studies of the ecology section of the course. Now, we have decided to share this information with you. The first pages give you more general information on ecosystems, with a focus on the Atlantic Forest and the Tijuca National Park. The next section is dedicated to the animals of our campus. Finally, we added a section with some "Extras", such as two animations that focus on the city of Rio and its nature.
This is a work in progress. Our plan is that the next generations of IB Biology students will add to this page, complementing the animal pages that have been added this year, and also adding information about the plants, the fungi and even the microorganisms that inhabit our campus.
If you would like to help us, feel free to email me by clicking on the link below. We would love to receive pictures of animals and plants taken here at school. Also use the link to let us know of any mistakes you identify, from typos to scientific inaccuracies.
We hope you enjoy your virtual visit to our home, EARJ.
Rio, May 2010.
Ms. Didu / Dulce Simas
Animals of EARJ
Plants of EARJ