Conservation Connect is a new web-based video series produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), which aims to connect youth, ages 9-13 (although any age is encouraged to enjoy!), with the great outdoors, wildlife species, and conservation careers. Conservation Connect is available to youth groups, schools, homeschoolers, nature centers, and other educational based programs throughout the country.
Formal and non-formal educators are encouraged to watch the introductory overview of Conservation Connect, which will demonstrate how this video series can supplement the use of existing environmental education curriculum, citizen science projects, and STEM content (science, technology, engineering, and math). The overview will highlight a segment featuring the American Bald Eagle, one of conservation’s biggest success stories.
Each 5-7 minute episode of Conservation Connect will feature a specialist and include footage of a species. For example, during one episode, an educational specialist will discuss manatee behavior, show actual footage of manatees, followed by a law enforcement officer who will demonstrate the use of high tech tools used to arrest wildlife poachers. Viewers are encouraged to spend time outdoors, observe wildlife in their own communities, and learn more about natural resource conservation.
Attention Educators: We'd love to hear how you use Conservation Connect videos with students! Please e-mail or call Kathy Sholl with your comments and suggestions.
Kathy_Sholl@fws.gov or Phone: 304-876-7772
For additional information, contact:
Chelsea McKinney: firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy Robinson: email@example.com
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