Live Event: Take a Trip to the Deserts and Grasslands of Africa! (Feb 5, 2015)

Are you looking for new, exciting ways to connect your Grades 3-8 students with real world science, geography, and environmental issues beyond your classroom walls? Why rely on a textbook, when you can bring a real scientist into your classroom?

The Global Classroom Project is delighted to share an amazing upcoming live event, where The Nature Conservancy, PBS Learning Media, and field scientist Charles Oluchina will take your students on a live virtual field trip to Africa!

Event Description

Take your students on a virtual trip to Burkina Faso, where they will learn how one African farmer invented an ingenious method to help restore forestlands that had been lost to desertification. Head to Kenya to learn about the importance of grasslands, and how ecotourism has benefited both the people and Kenya’s majestic wildlife. Finally, you and your students will get a firsthand look at a PBS LearningMedia’s collection of videos, digital games and educational resources from the new PBS series EARTH A New Wild.

This event, focussing on the Deserts and Grasslands of Africa, marks the first of a new series of live events aimed at building students’ knowledge of, and emotional connection to environmental issues, which are at the heart of The Nature Conservancy’s mission.

Date and time:  Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:00 noon Eastern Time (17:00 GMT). 

The event will be streamed on YouTube (40 minutes), and recorded for those classes which can’t participate live due to time differences.

Get Involved!

Interested teachers are strongly encouraged to register for this event via this online form.

Classes can participate in the event in three ways:

  1. Join the live Google Hangout On Air on The Nature Conservancy’s Google + channel
  2. Watch the live stream on YouTube here, or
  3. Watch the event recording via the Nature Works Everywhere YouTube channel

About Nature Works Everywhere

The Nature Conservancy and its 550 scientists created Nature Works Everywhere to help students learn the science behind how nature works, and how we can help keep it strong. Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers, students and families around the world everything they need to start exploring and understanding the natural world alongside Nature Conservancy scientists, including interactive games, and curriculum linked lesson plans that be customised for use in classrooms around the world.

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