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: 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
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 – 8thSupplemental material pack coming soon
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 – 6thSupplemental 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.