Conservation in the Classroom

With many schools closed and kids at home, we are all adjusting to an ever-evolving situation. If you are a parent, caregiver, or teacher looking for content that can help children explore nature from their own homes, we want to help with Conservation in the Classroom.

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.

Upcoming Sessions

Meg Symington

 

Livestream: Thursday, January 28th at 12pm ESTProtecting the Amazing Amazon Rain Forest

Dr. Meg Symington, Managing Director for the Amazon, WWF-US

Did you know that the Amazon rain forest is home to plants and animals that are found nowhere else on Earth? Millions of people live there, too! Meg will share stories from her journeys through the rain forest as she works to protect it for the people and animals who call it home.

Suggested grade level: 2nd – 6th

Quiz game: After watching the livestream, play our Kahoot! challenge. Test your students' comprehension in this fun, online trivia game containing questions related to Meg's presentation. Visit Kahoot! and enter the game pin to be released on January 28.

Register now to watch live or for a chance to join on-camera


Nadia Bood

 

Livestream: Tuesday, February 9th at 1pm ESTFROM MANGROVES TO CORAL REEFS: A LOOK AT THE OCEAN FROM ABOVE AND BELOW

Nadia Bood, WWF Marine Scientist and Climate Change Officer

In honor of Women in Science Day on February 11th, join us as we chat with Nadia Bood, Marine Scientist and Climate Change Officer with WWF in Belize. Nadia will inspire your students as she shares how she became interested in protecting the coral reefs and mangroves of her home country of Belize, and how fellow young ocean enthusiasts could follow a similar career path.

Suggested grade level: 2nd – 6th

Quiz game: After watching the livestream, play our Kahoot! challenge. Test your students' comprehension in this fun, online trivia game containing questions related to Nadia's presentation. Visit Kahoot! and enter the game pin to be released on February 9.

Register now to watch live or for a chance to join on-camera


Mike Osmond

 

Livestream: Thursday, February 18th at 2pm ESTThe "Snowbirds" of the Sea: The Humpback Whale's Great Migration

Mike Osmond, Senior Program Officer, WWF-US Oceans Program

Every winter, many northerners pack their bags and head to warmer states to trade in shoveling snow for balmy beaches. In honor of World Whale Day on February 20th, join Mike as he introduces you to one very large "snowbird" – the humpback whale. Learn all about these migrating mammals as Mike shares his experience working to protect them and explains why whales spend a lot of time in Hawaii, even though there is nothing for them to eat.

Suggested grade level: 2nd – 6th

Quiz game: After watching the livestream, play our Kahoot! challenge. Test your students' comprehension in this fun, online trivia game containing questions related to Mike's presentation. Visit Kahoot! and enter the game pin to be released on February 18.

Register now to watch live or for a chance to join on-camera


Jeff Opperman

 

Livestream: Tuesday, March 2nd at 1pm ESTHow Nature Helps People

Jeff Opperman, Global Freshwater Lead Scientist, WWF-US

When ecosystems are healthy, they can provide us with countless benefits including clean air, water, and protection from storms. So by helping to protect nature, you create a win-win that also helps protect ourselves. At WWF, Jeff works on innovative science projects that use nature to reduce some of the risks facing communities around the world. Join Jeff as he shares some of these projects and demonstrates this mutualistic relationship between nature and people.

Suggested grade level: 6th – 10th

Quiz game: After watching the livestream, play our Kahoot! challenge. Test your students' comprehension in this fun, online trivia game containing questions related to Jeff's presentation. Visit Kahoot! and enter the game pin to be released on March 2.

Register now to watch live or for a chance to join on-camera

How It Works

Register

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

Wild Classroom has a collection of related activities and other resources that can be explored either before the session or after.

See Additional Leaning Activites section below for related content.

Watch & Learn

Tune in here at the scheduled time and date for the session. Follow the directions provided to enter the live Q&A.

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Previous Sessions

  • Adventures as a Wildlife Biologist

    Dennis Jorgensen | Program Manager, WWF-US Northern Great Plains

    Dennis has years of experience working as a biologist in the Northern Great Plains of the United States. From small and scaly to huge and fuzzy—Dennis will share stories of the many fascinating creatures he has encountered in the prairies and the lessons they've taught him. Join live to ask Dennis all of your questions and learn what it is like to be a wildlife biologist.

    Quiz game: After watching the livestream, play our Kahoot! challenge. Test your students' comprehension in this fun, online trivia game containing questions related to Dennis's presentation. Visit Kahoot! and enter the game pin: 04785508.

  • Protecting the Pangolins

    Giavanna Grein | Senior Program Officer, Wildlife Conservation

    Get to know pangolins—the most trafficked mammal in the world—as WWF's online wildlife trafficking expert, Giavanna Grein, shares some of the unique characteristics of these elusive creatures that many people have never heard of. Giavanna will explain why pangolins are a target for wildlife poachers and traffickers and how her role at WWF is working towards saving this species from extinction. Tie this livestream event with the Lin the Pangolin social and emotional learning resources, to connect the plight of pangolins to character-building skills within your students.

    Quiz game: After watching the livestream, play our Kahoot! challenge. Test your students' comprehension in this fun, online trivia game containing questions related to Giavanna's presentation. Visit Kahoot! and enter the game pin: 08607321.

  • How Technology Can Help Wildlife

    Eric Becker | Wildlife Conservation Engineer, WWF-US

    As a kid, Eric Becker was a self-proclaimed ‘nerd’ who had two main interests: gadgets and animals. So naturally, as an adult, he followed a path that led him to combine those two passions. Eric is now a Wildlife Conservation Engineer with WWF and works to advance technologies that help protect some the world’s most beloved species. Join Eric as he shares some of his favorite projects (including one recent project involving rhinos) and offers advice to young, fellow ‘nerds’ to inspire them to consider similar science career paths.

    Quiz game: After watching the livestream, play our Kahoot! challenge. Test your students' comprehension in this fun, online trivia game containing questions related to Eric's presentation. Visit Kahoot! and enter the game pin: 08771182.

  • Tracking snow leopards in Nepal

    Samundra Subba | Research Officer, WWF Nepal

    Snow leopards are a top predator in their rugged and harsh ecosystem, high in the Himalayan mountains. Their hunting activity helps keep their ecosystem balanced, so the health of their species also indicates the health of their environment. However, the elusive and solitary nature of snow leopards make it hard to spot them and even more challenging to study. Join Samundra from WWF Nepal as he talks about a satellite/GPS collaring project that revealed new information on the movement and behavior of these big cats. Learn how this technology works and why the information collected will help protect snow leopards and their habitats.

    Quiz game: After watching the livestream, play our Kahoot! challenge. Test your students' comprehension in this fun, online trivia game containing questions related to Samundra's presentation. Visit Kahoot! and enter game pin 0461307.

  • Climate Change: How Our Planet is Changing and What We Can Do to Help

    Mariana Panuncio-Feldman | Sr. Director, International Climate Cooperation, WWF-US

    Changes in our environment are happening all around us, and one of the key reasons behind them is that the planet is getting warmer. It’s causing stronger storms, droughts, and wildfires. It’s driving less obvious but significant changes like sea level rise, all of which are affecting both people and the wildlife around us. This can be frightening, but we can do something about it. Join Mariana as she explains how climate change affects much more than temperature, how we contribute to climate change, and how we can work together to tackle it.

    Assessment: Complete this climate change worksheet at the end of this event.