New Roots is a unique summer camp program that connects refugee kids with conservation education in Boise, Idaho. Project co-founder Liz Urban explains what inspired her to initiate this unique program and we see first hand the benefits that these kids got out of the summer camp. We also hear about plans to expand the program moving forward to include an internship program that would provide refugee kids with real world job experiences in conservation.+ More details
Boise's GK-12 STEM education program is unique among math and science education programs. The program pairs graduate students from Boise State University with one of three local learning centers, all of which take a hands-on approach towards learning. Graduate students talk to thousands of children in the community each year both in the classroom and in outdoor settings. Both the graduate students and the kids that they are teaching benefit from the unique relationships that are developed through this program, and ultimately it is the community that receives the greatest benefit as these kids grow up with an increased understanding of the world around them.+ More details
This second episode of the "Conservation Connect" Video Series deals with manatee ecology, history of declines and recent restoration. It features the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge's manatee cam. Host Chelsea McKinney interviews visitor services specialist, Ivan Vicente, about how he uses the manatee cam to keep tabs on these fascinating creatures and the people that come to see them.+ More details
This first episode of the "Conservation Connect" Video Series deals with eagle ecology, history of declines and recent restoration and de-listing from the endnagered species list. It features the US Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center's eagle nest cam. Host Chelsea McKinney interviews wildlife photographer, Ryan Hagerty, about maintaining the eagle cam. She also interviews biologist, Jim Siegel, about all things eagle.+ More details
This film is a brief overview of what Rangers at Billabong Sanctuary in north Queensland do in an average day. Unfortunately with so much going on it's impossible to squeeze all the action into a handful of minutes, but tried none-the-less! Being the head ranger my day pretty much involves everything you see in the film, and more. The film kicks off with some action from one of the world's most dangerous creatures and coincidentally one of the most fun to play with, the crocodile. Moving onto cuddly koalas, wiggly wombats and zooming birds gives an insight in to how rangers achieve their ultimate goal, developing a connection between the public and wildlife. The making of this film was an incredible crash course in filmmaking. As something I'd been interested in for a while I was very lucky to have the chance to work alongside someone as experienced as Michael. For my first ever foray into film making I'm fairly happy with the final video. Looking forward to making more. Filmmakers: Robbie Basham, Sera Steves, David Chen, Nathalie Fernbach. Music: Michael Bromage, Alexander Salter. What did you enjoy most about the film?+ More details
What if kids don't get outside? What if they don't learn and don't care about our outdoor world? What does that future look like? This short video raises awareness about those issues. Today's children are the future of fish and wildlife conservation. They are the future biologists managing wildlife populations, future agency leaders making tough policy decisions, future voters determining the extent to which the public will continue to support conservation, and they are the future hunters, anglers, hikers, boaters, campers -- they ARE the future of fish and wildlife conservation.+ More details
Exploring Landscapes through Project Based Learning Hosted by Erica Baker and Breanna Trygg, Pacific Education Institute Understanding our landscapes - where we live and how we interact with our natural resources – is a critical part of understanding natural resource issues. This webinar discusses how, through the Pacific Education Institute’s Project-Based Learning Model, students take ownership of exploring their local landscape by structuring and organizing an action project, and sharing what they have learned.+ More details
Scotty, a third-grader from Hamilton County, Florida, has been farming all his life. Scotty highlights how important it is to know and understand where your food comes from, and how important soil is to the Wynn Family farm. You can also see him featured in the NACD Soil to Spoon education materials for students in grades 2-3! You can select the download to burn to a DVD to show for school groups or others interested in this topic. You can also view directly from this site and show on TV monitor or screen. Send us how you use this video to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!+ More details
Initiated in the 2011 school year the Spokane County Conservation District and Spokane Falls Chapter of Trout Unlimited sponsored Trout In the Classroom in area elementary schools for environmental education. When the fish were reared to a specific size the schools converged on a local lake to release the juvenile fish and take part in a full day of outdoor based, classes and tried their hand at fly casting with the aid of Spokane Falls TU and Spokane Fly Fishers Club. The energetic youngsters and adults all had a blast despite the wild, late April weather! These are a few of the moments from the day.+ More details
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