The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a nongovernmental organization headquartered at the Bronx Zoo in New York City, aims to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 14 priority regions.WCS presents Field Sight brings the pioneering work of the Wildlife Conservation Society to the classroom. Pairing the insight of WCS educators with the expertise of field staff, videos and curated curriculum tools support STEM understanding. Students can dig into practical applications of biology, genetics, ecology, and more. For example, students learn from experts the way that maps, math, and modeling provide a bird’s eye view of how Earth is changing and what humans can do to protect it. They will hear directly from WCS staff about the work the organization is doing to protect the critically endangered Grauer’s Gorilla. Students will also learn that WCS has been working to protect American bison by partnering with the National Park Service to understand the genetic integrity of bison in federal herds. Curriculum tools created by educators bring this valuable information into the classroom to build deeper understanding of important interdisciplinary and crosscutting concepts.
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is an international science and education program that gives students and the public worldwide the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientificprocess, and contribute meaningfully to scientific understanding of Earth’s system.
Honoring the legacy of Apollo 12 astronaut Charles “Pete” Conrad and his four-decade passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, the Conrad Challenge is an annual, multiphase innovation and entrepreneurship competition that encourages young adults to participate in designing the future through purpose-driven education.