Rainforests are home to an extraordinary number of plant types, including some of our favorite foods. Students will understand that food comes from far away places and, as a result, has hidden costs associated with its production. Students will understand the relationship between farming practices and the environment that surrounds farms. Students will research sustainable practices of cocoa farming that help protect the quality of environments while producing essential ingredients for food products. Students will understand the work of conservation research teams who work to assure quality of life for humans and other species.