America's Rain Forests

A Distance Learning Adventure

Prince William Network, National Forest Foundation and USDA Forest Service

Rain forests provide a haven for the largest diversity of plants and animals on Earth. Join US Forest Service experts, scientists, researchers, and students and explore the tropical rain forest in the Caribbean National Forest in Puerto Rico and the temperate rain forest in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

"America's Rain Forests: An Electronic Field Trip" was broadcast live on October 14. You may watch an archived file of the electronic field trip as a webcast at any time by clicking on the links below.

For those with a dail-up connection, CLICK HERE.

For those with a broadband connection, CLICK HERE.

If you have a super high-speed broadband Internet connection of at least 700 Kbps, CLICK HERE for a webcast with high resolution.

Webcast of America’s Rain Forests: An Introduction

A webcast of America’s Rain Forests: An Introduction is available at http://rainforests.pwnet.org/program/taped_program.php.

To Purchase Videotape or DVD

If you would like a copy of America’s Rain Forests: An Introduction and/or America’s Rain Forests: Live Electronic Field Trip, you may order a DVD or videotape. Please send a check or purchase order for $27 each (which includes shipping and handling charges) to:
Prince William Network
Prince William County Public Schools
P. O. Box 389
Manassas, VA 20108

Please include the title of the program (America's Rain Forests: An Introduction or America’s Rain Forests: Live Electronic Field Trip) and whether you prefer DVD or VHS format. You may also fax purchase orders to (703) 791-7378.

Web Site

Explore this WEB SITE for lesson plans and resources for your classroom. Your class will enjoy the CONVERSATION between the boreal toad in Alaska and the coqui frog in Puerto Rico.


Prince William Network • USDA Forest Service • Caribbean, Tongass,
Chugach, and Olympic National Forests • Pacific Northwest Research Station
International Institute of Tropical Forestry • National Forest Foundation
Alaska Department of Fish and Game • Alaska Department of Natural Resources
The Nature Conservancy • Alaska Natural History Association
Southeast Island School District