With the new climate of learning in 2020 we have an opportunity to improve and expand on the core competencies our kids are traditionally taught. I have collected a few free resources to help bring the wild into your kids learning experience and expand their horizons. Watch live recordings of elephants, Q&A with oceanographers, learn about the national parks, watch live footage from NASA and more. Give our youth the fuel to fall in love with the natural world.
Explore the world live with National Geographic
Go to National Geographic to register for free explorer classes every Thursday at 2pm EST recommended for ages 9-14.
Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides and Online Environmental Resources from the EPA
National Geographic resource library
From climate change to oceanography and national park resources, National Geographic has over 4400 easy to navigate educational resources for pre-K to 12th grade students. Choose from videos to photos and age appropriate text. The entry about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch I found to be particularly striking.
Never stop learning with live video of nature from all around the world
Go to Explore to learn about animal rights, human health, and the environment through short films and live videos from around the world.
Look for special events or the everyday view from the international space station.
I hope you find this a useful tool, now go explore!