Take your students on an inspirational journey from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo to explore the science behind anthropogenic mass extinction and meet those dedicating their lives to saving species and transforming communities along the way.
From whale sharks to golden lion tamarins to scarlet macaws, your classroom will get an insider’s view of cutting-edge conservation efforts and, in the process, realize their potential to make a difference.
If you or students weren’t able to attend the live event on November 18, or if it wasn’t the right fit for your area of study at the time, you can access the archive whenever it is most instructionally relevant to you.
Continue the conversation with your students on the importance of biodiversity with interactive lesson plans and classroom activities. Interactive lessons are aligned to national standards and feature video clips from the acclaimed documentary Racing Extinction.
You can also maximize the Racing Extinction Virtual Field Trip experience by frontloading information to activate students’ background knowledge, provide context for the content of the virtual field trip, explore vocabulary, and increase student motivation. Find out more in this Lively Lesson.
Suggested media students can explore includes the Biodiversity Content Collection in Discovery Education, as well as previewing selected segments from Academy Award-Winner Louie Psihoyos’s film Racing Extinction, which airs December 2 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery.