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.
Livestream: Wednesday, May 26th at 2:30pm ESTThe Nose Knows: How Dogs Help Sniff for Conservation
Robin Sawyer, Senior Program Officer, Wildlife Conservation
Did you know that a dog's nose is estimated to be somewhere between 10,000 to 100,000 times better than a human's? The 300 million scent receptors in dogs' noses are able to detect different smells. As part of the WWF wildlife conservation team, Robin Sawyer is putting these noses to the test to find illegal wildlife products in air and sea ports. Learn about wildlife crime as Robin explains what kinds of products these dogs are looking for, how they're trained to spot them, and how these dogs are helping to protect species like pangolins and elephants.
Suggested grade level: 4th – 8th
Quiz game: After watching the livestream, play our Kahoot! challenge. Test your students' comprehension in this fun, online trivia game containing questions related to Robin's presentation. Visit Kahoot! and enter the game pin to be released on May 26.
Livestream: Tuesday, June 8th at 11:30am ESTProtecting Coral Reefs
Dominic Andradi-Brown, Senior Marine Scientist, WWF-US
Coral reefs are both the most biodiverse but also the most threatened ecosystems in the oceans. To mark World Oceans Day, WWF marine scientist Dominic Andradi-Brown will discuss the importance of coral reefs, the impact humans are having on their health, and how WWF is working with communities to support reef protection.
Suggested grade level: 4th – 8th
Quiz game: After watching the livestream, play our Kahoot! challenge. Test your students' comprehension in this fun, online trivia game containing questions related to Dominic's presentation. Visit Kahoot! and enter the game pin to be released on June 8.
How It Works
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.