Environmental news is often negative, emphasizing the destruction and harm that human behavior can have on natural habitats. So, twenty-five years ago, Wendy Welshans started the Rainforest Program at Forman School as a way to show students the positive effects that humans can have on the environment. This project has grown to include research projects and patents and is a signature program at Forman.
Every year, students who participate in the Rainforest Project in Costa Rica offer detailed reports on their activities. Earlier today, the students listed below participated in this year's dissertations in the Jake Cloobeck '16 Theater. The event was live-streamed as well.
Mammal Tracking and Trapping
JoJo Azzara '19, Quintin Lepold '18, and Brendan Wilson '18
Migratory Bird Team
Zac Orio '18 and Wyatt Sherburne '18
Jason Epstein '18
Mae Sharpless '18
Reptiles and Amphibians
Justin Henges '19 and Cody Stillman '18
Congratulations to Wendy Welshans and the entire 2018 Rainforest Program team. You can support the Rainforest Program by purchasing a 25th Anniversary Rainforest Program t-shirt. Just ask Ms. Welshans!