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

Rewilding Australia: Bringing back our missing species with Rob Brewster has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Francesca on boat

 


Whale sharks: protecting Mexico’s marine giants


October 20, 2022
12:30pm ET/9:30am PT

Francesca Pancaldi | Shark Conservation Officer, WWF Mexico

In the bay of a small town located in Baja California Sur, the largest fish on the planet arrives. Not one, but many! Join Dr. Francesca Pancaldi—scientist, ecotourism guide, and shark conservation officer—to learn all about the magnificent whale shark! Dr. Pancaldi will share the conservation efforts her and her team have implemented to protect whale sharks in Mexico, as well as how you can do your part to care for these incredible animals.

Suggested grade level: 2nd – 6th


                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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

    • How Can I Make a Difference? Helping the planet as a young person

      Ryan Zlatanova, WWF Activism and Outreach
      Reid Chapman, WWF Activist/Panda Ambassador

      Students can often feel powerless in the face of environmental crises, but there is tremendous potential for young people to make a difference. Start off the school year empowered by tuning in to learn tangible ways for your students to help the planet. At this talk, Ryan Zlatanova, Activism & Outreach Specialist at WWF, will talk about why youth voices are so important and be joined by Reid Chapman, a current high school student who has been advocating for nature since he was a child. Suggested grade level: 6th - 10th

      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.

    • Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

      Dr. Tshering Tempa | Program Director of the Bhutan Tiger Center, Bhutan

      Tigers are essential in maintaining the health of their ecosystems and when we protect them, we also help protect other forest-dwelling species. This year of the tiger marks a milestone year for tiger conservation, as organizations around the world are working harder than ever to bring awareness to these fascinating big cats. In honor of Endangered Species Day on May 20th, join Dr. Tshering Tempa, tiger conservationist, as he shares highlights from his work protecting tigers and their habitats in the mountains of Bhutan. He’ll discuss different tools and practices used in the field and share ways that you can help protect tigers from where you live. Suggested grade level: 4th - 8th

      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.