Bring conservation and science to life by giving children the opportunity to hear from WWF experts. Through free 45-minute virtual events livestreamed on our website, children can listen as WWF experts share stories of their experience working to protect species and habitats around the world. As you watch live, you can submit questions for the expert, participate in polls and quizzes, and interact with the expert by showing how much you learned! These experiences are open to parents with children, teachers with students, and anyone interested in bringing conservation experts into your classroom or living room.
Earth's Report Card: The Status of our Planet's Biodiversity
March 29, 2023 1:00pm EST/10:00am PST
Dr. Rebecca Shaw, Chief Scientist
Every two years, WWF publishes The Living Planet Report—a thorough summary of the health of the natural world. In this talk, WWF’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Rebecca Shaw, will explain the state of biodiversity around the planet and discuss what this means for climate change, the environment, and human health. She’ll also share what is contributing to biodiversity declines and what we can do to protect biodiversity for the future.
Marine Turtles: Why are they so cool and what can we do to protect them?
April 12, 2023 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT
Ceci Fischer and Michael Jensen, WWF-Coral Triangle Program
Marine turtles are fascinating creatures that are an important part of coastal and marine ecosystems and are critical to the well-being of local communities. But despite their incredible beauty and importance, marine turtles face numerous threats in their natural habitat such as entanglement in fishing nets, plastic pollution, and being hunted for their shells, which are transformed into accessories like bracelets. In this presentation, marine turtle experts Ceci Fischer and Michael Jensen (WWF Coral Triangle) will take you on a journey through the world of marine turtles, exploring their unique behaviors and delving into the challenges they face. Join us for this exciting and informative session; you'll be captivated by these incredible creatures and inspired to do your part in protecting them.
Use the registration link to select which Conservation in the Classroom session you want to participate in and indicate how you would like to participate—as a class or family on-camera, or as a viewer tuning in live off-camera. Camera spots are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis; those interested in being on camera will be contacted by Wild Classroom with more information. By registering, you certify that you are a teacher, educator, parent, and/or guardian who is at least 18 years old and that you agree to receive Conservation in the Classroom event reminders. If you are a student, no need to register, just tune in here the day of the event.
Prepare Your Learners
Download the free supplemental material pack associated with each event, located alongside the event's details, for resources such as relevant Wild Classroom activity plans, warm-up questions, WWF videos and web articles, and quizzes to enhance the experience for your audience.
Watch & Learn
Tune in here at the scheduled time and date for the session. Follow the directions provided to enter the live Q&A.
Why rivers need to flow
Natalie Shahbol | WWF Freshwater
Healthy rivers are extremely important to the survival of people and nature around the world. They provide habitat and food for plants and animals, and provide protection and livelihood for humans living near and far. But when human infrastructures like dams, roads, and buildings prevent rivers from flowing freely, it prevents them from being able to support all of the organisms that depend on them. During this talk, Natalie Shahbol, Freshwater Specialist at WWF, will explain the importance of using freshwater resources responsibly so that it doesn’t cause devastating impacts to the environment. She’ll break down all of the benefits we get from rivers and how students can do their part to take care of the rivers in their communities.
Josefina Braña Varela | Vice President and Deputy Lead, Forests
Forests are vital to the health of our planet and play a critical role in fighting climate change. They help regulate the Earth’s temperature and nature cycles by storing greenhouse gases that would otherwise collect in our atmosphere. However, when forests are not properly cared for and are degraded and deforested, they can contribute to climate change rather than reduce the impacts. Join us for a live stream event with Josefina Braña Varela to learn about the connections between forests and climate change and what she and her team are working on to protect forests.
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