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Conservation in the Classroom

Bring conservation and science to life in your classroom by giving your students the opportunity to hear and interact with someone in the field. Through free 45-minute virtual events livestreamed on our website, students can hear WWF experts share stories of their experience working to protect species and habitats around the world. Sign-up to be one of the participating classrooms and your students can interact with the expert and ask them questions.

Upcoming Sessions

Linda Walker

 

Livestream: Friday, Jan. 31st, 1:00-1:45 pm ESTTrees: Nature's Superheroes

Linda Walker
WWF Senior Director, Forests Program

Trees have superpowers that are essential for people and animals to survive. They purify the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat for 80% of all land-based wildlife. Plus, they provide products that we use every day. But almost half the world’s forests are under threat. Watch Linda Walker from WWF's Forest team share stories from her work in forests here in the US and in rainforests of Indonesia. Students will learn why forests matter; examples of some cool animals that depend on forests; and what kids, families, and communities can do to help forests around the world.
Targeted grade level: 3-5

Sign-up for a Session

Register

Use the registration link for the Conservation in the Classroom session you want to participate in. Six classrooms who sign up will be selected for an on-camera spot and will have the chance to ask our experts questions directly. If your classroom is not selected, they can still watch live and submit questions for the host to ask the expert.

Prepare your Classroom

Wild Classroom has a collection of activities and other resources to drive classroom discussion either before the session or after.

See Additional Leaning Activites section below for related content.

Watch & Learn

Tune in at the scheduled time and date for the session.

Additional Learning Activities

Tiger Face Close-up
© Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon

 

Trees: Nature's Superheroes

Tiger and Forest Toolkit

The tiger toolkit provides a resource guide and six activities around this iconic species, the threats they face, and what we can do to protect tigers for generations to come.

WWF Expert Bio

WWF Forest Webpage

Previous Sessions

  • David Aplin | WWF Director of Community Outreach, Arctic Field Program

    For the past 15 years, naturalist and educator Dave Aplin has explored the far corners of Alaska and other Arctic nations in his role as Director of Community Outreach for WWF’s US Arctic Program. Join Dave from his home base in Homer, Alaska, for an introduction to Arctic’s remarkable annual cycle of brilliant light and frigid darkness and a close-up peek at many of the iconic wildlife species that make this land and ocean of extremes their home. Join us to find out how whales, walrus, polar bears, and even insects have adapted to life at the top of the world. Prepare to be amazed!

  • Anita van Breda | WWF Senior Director, Environment and Disaster Management

    Stronger and more destructive storms, floods, and earthquakes are becoming the new normal. Anita van Breda looks at how nature can help local communities be more prepared for disasters by strengthening their ability to endure the impacts and recover from them. In this session, Anita will share with students how climate change and the destruction of natural habitats are contributing to the frequency and impact of disasters and how a healthy environment and adaption can help people reduce their risk. Students will learn what they can do to help protect and prepare their local environment and themselves.

  • Pete Pearson | WWF Senior Director, Food Loss and Waste

    Pete works on food waste prevention and food recovery, helping businesses and schools understand the connection between our food choices and wildlife conservation. In this event, we will hear from Pete on what his team is doing to change the way we think about food and how everyday decisions we make can make a difference for our planet.

  • Giavanna Grein | Program Officer, Wildlife Crime & TRAFFIC

    One of the biggest threats to species like elephants, pangolins, and tigers is illegal wildlife trade. Did you know that they are illegal traded on social media and e-commerce platforms? Through the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online, Giavanna helps to make apps and websites safer for wildlife. In this session, Giavanna will introduce students to the global issue of wildlife trafficking, the species involved, how WWF and companies are standing up together for wildlife, and what students can do to help.