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

Jasmin holding a sawfish

 

Livestream: February 3rd, 2:00 PM ESTFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Bizarre Sharks and Rays

Jasmin Graham | WWF Conservation Leadership Award Winner and President and CEO of Minorities in Shark Sciences

In celebration of International Women in Science Day, join shark scientist, Jasmin Graham, to learn about some of the strangest sharks and rays in our oceans. Participants will learn all about these animals, how Jasmin studies them and how she works to protect them.

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.

Suggested grade level: 2nd – 6th

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


headshot of Erin Simon

 

Livestream: February 17th, 1:00 PM ESTDon’t Be Trashy: The Plastic Problem

Erin Simon | Senior Director, Plastics, Packaging, and Material Science

Plastic is a material we use every day – it makes our hospitals safer, our food last longer, and our packages lighter to send. But plastic becomes a big problem when it’s thrown away and ends up as trash, which harms the environment and wildlife. At WWF, Erin Simon leads a team who works on solutions to stop the plastic waste crisis. In celebration of International Women in Science Day, join us as Erin breaks down the problem of plastic not breaking down, and what you can do to make sure plastic doesn’t end up in nature.

Suggested grade level: 4th – 8th

Supplemental material pack coming soon

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


Arnaud Lyet holding a chameleon

 

Livestream: March 9th, 1:30 PM ESTProtecting the Scaly and Slithery

Arnaud Lyet | WWF-US Wildlife Conservation

When you hear the term ‘endangered species’, what animals come to mind? It may not be animals like crocodiles and snakes, but did you know that over 20% of reptiles are threatened with extinction? Arnaud Lyet is a conservation scientist and an enthusiast of all things scaly and slithery. Join us as he sheds some light on species that shed their skin and why they need our protection.

Suggested grade level: 2nd – 6th

Supplemental material pack coming soon

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

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.

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Previous Sessions

  • Life in a Frozen World: Antarctica

    Emily Grilly | WWF Antarctic Program Manager

    Take a journey with WWF to the most remote and wild region on the planet – Antarctica. Emily Grilly, WWF’s Antarctic Program Manager, will share her personal experience working with Adelie and gentoo penguins, explain how WWF is working to protect this unique region and the animals that call it home, and also teach you everything she knows about the amazing emperor penguin! Suggested grade level: 2nd - 6th

    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.

    • Our Relationships and Role in an Ecosystem

      Monica Rattling Hawk | Native Nations Liaison | Northern Great Plains Program, WWF-US

      Monica Rattling Hawk is a Native Nations liaison for WWF-US and a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Through her work with WWF, she carries out Indigenous conservation efforts and works to bring the will of her people to the management of their land. During this unique, interactive presentation, Monica will share her story and connection to the Northern Great Plains and will explain to students how they can view their connection to nature from a different perspective, encouraging a sense of empathy.

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

    • Helping wildlife in a changing climate

      Nikhil Advani | Director of Climate, Communities, and Wildlife

      Species all over the world are being affected by changes in weather and climate including heatwaves, drought, and flooding. Join Nikhil to learn what's causing these changes; how animals like one-horned rhinos, African penguins, and tigers are impacted; and what WWF and partners are doing to protect these species. During this livestream, students will be able to ask their questions and learn what it takes to help wildlife in a changing climate.

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

    • Leftover Lunch: HOW SAVING FOOD SAVES THE PLANET

      Alex Nichols-Vinueza and Julia Borland | WWF Food Waste Team

      Each year, up to forty percent of all food produced for people globally is lost or wasted. A significant contributor to this statistic is food waste from school cafeterias. Start your students on the right foot this school year by introducing responsible food habits for them to put into practice every day. Kids will learn the connection between how they treat food and the health of our planet, in hopes that they will think twice before sending their leftover lunch to the garbage.

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

    • Protecting 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.