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

Portrait of Alexia Leclercq

Leading Change: The Importance of Youth in Civic Engagement

January 18, 2024
1:30pm ET / 10:30am PT

Alexia Leclercq
WWF Youth Conservation Leadership Award Winner, 2022

Youth activist Alexia Leclercq has been instrumental in fighting against pollution and injustice in their community. At 22 years old, Alexia has led dozens of environmental justice campaigns including the passing of national climate and chemical reform legislation, fighting for clean water, and addressing aggregate mining pollution. In this session, Alexia will share their journey as a young person that went from feeling disempowered to cofounding a conservancy to protect the Colorado River. They will also focus on important history and organizing strategies that oppressed people have used to fight for liberation, and how youth play a pivotal role in leading change for people and the planet.

Suggested grade level: 6th – 10th

Supplemental material pack coming soon

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

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.


Previous Sessions

  • Seaweed: Growing Underwater Forests to "Kelp" Our Planet

    Bailey Moritz | Lead Specialist, Aquaculture

    When we think about what lives in our oceans, we might overlook the thousands of species of plant-like seaweed that grow all over the world. One type of seaweed in particular, kelp, is excellent at creating habitat, cleaning our coasts, and serving as a healthy food. It’s also one of the fastest growing organisms on the planet! Just like we can grow our own broccoli and potatoes, farmers are growing seaweed to benefit the environment and their communities. Join Bailey Moritz, WWF seaweed expert, as she walks through the beautiful biology of seaweed and the hopeful solutions kelp farms can bring to the ocean.

    Prepare for the session by downloading the free supplemental material pack for pre– and post–activities including bell-ringers, worksheets, Kahoot games and Wild Classroom activities.

  • How Climate Change Affects Us and Nature, and What We Can Do About It

    Stephanie Roe | Global Climate and Energy Lead Scientist

    From hotter temperatures in our own neighborhoods to the melting ice at the poles, rising sea levels, and the extreme weather events making headlines worldwide, climate change affects not only us but also the incredible diversity of life on our planet. The good news? We can all do something about it. Learn from Stephanie Roe, WWF’s lead climate and energy scientist, as she explains how despite human actions being the leading cause behind the problem, they can also be the solution. Join us in uncovering the power we hold to make a difference for our planet and all its living creatures.

    Prepare for the session by downloading the free supplemental material pack for pre– and post–activities including bell-ringers, worksheets, Kahoot games and Wild Classroom activities.