Racing Extinction Now Available in Discovery Education

Inspire Students to Tackle Our Planet’s Loss of Biodiversity
by Bringing Racing Extinction into Your Classroom


Based on requests from our educator partners, we are pleased to announce that Racing Extinction, the Discovery Channel documentary from Academy Award-winning director Louis Psihoyos, is now available in Discovery Education Streaming. Current users can click here to watch this powerful documentary that examines biodiversity loss, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a more sustainable future. If you are not a current Discovery Education Streaming user, we invite you to request a free trial so that you may share this film with your students.

In addition, Discovery Education is proud to offer all teachers engaging, educational resources to middle and high school classrooms to support this important documentary.

Four interactive, standards-aligned lessons for middle and high school students explore important topics including climate change, mass extinction, and habitat destruction. Each lessons features clips from the acclaimed documentary for you to incorporate directly into classroom instruction. Click here to access lessons.

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. Watch the archive anytime here.