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Take a Live Virtual Field Trip to Africa With Your Students on Thursday Feb 5!


The Nature Conservancy and PBS LearningMedia Team to Offer This Fun Live Experience for Grades 3 to 8

How would you like your students to experience the wilds of Africa through a live video cast?

This event will be broadcast over YouTube and Google Hangouts, and will introduce students to the continent of Africa and to key conservation concepts. They can discover the importance of Africa's grasslands and how ecotourism has benefited Kenya's people and wildlife.


Field scientist Charles Oluchina will visit Burkina Faso and explain how one African farmer invented an ingenious method to help restore forestlands that had been lost to desertification.

Key Concepts and Terms for Teachers

Here's a list of terms and topics that are relevant to this experience:

  • Working with nature so nature works with us
  • People and Conservation
  • Desertification
  • Smart Development
  • Ecotourism
  • Habitat
  • Grasslands
  • Reforestation
  • Land preservation

This is the first in a series aimed to build students’ knowledge of and emotional connection to environmental issues that are at the heart of The Nature Conservancy’s mission.

What an awesome use of technology in the service of teaching and learning! I wish more organizations offered opportunities like this.

Click here to register and receive more information about this free live YouTube videocast.

NatureWorksEverywhere is an offering from the The Nature Conservancy and provides classroom resources for science and geography.



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