Virtual Experience Providing Insight into Environmental Science
The World Wildlife Fund’s WWF Free Rivers app for iOS gives students the opportunity to get involved and help protect rivers, as well as the people and wildlife that depend on them. The app puts an entire landscape in students’ hands. Through an immersive, augmented reality experience, students discover a river that flows through the lives of people and wildlife, and the way their homes depend on those flows. Students can dam the river to see what happens and then try options for sustainable development that keeps the river healthy and flowing. They can also collect stories of people and animals along the way. The app features five distinct habitats based on real places: Himalayan mountains, tropical jungles, African savannah, South American grasslands, and Southeast Asian deltas. Cost: Free
One photograph can tell a unique and compelling story, capturing a specific moment in time and offering students opportunities to examine themselves and the world. Learning with photography can support meaningful self-inquiry, creativity, imagination, and expression in students’ lives, especially during challenging times. Photography can be used as a powerful tool for teaching and learning in the classroom and beyond.
Quadratec is taking their love for all things environmental and asking educators why they feel they would make a great fit for the Quadratec Energize the Environment grant program. Twice a year, Quadratec offers a grant of $3,500 to an individual or group pursuing a program or initiative designed to benefit the environment.
Winner of more than 40 US and international film festival prizes, the eco-documentary Kiss the Ground unveils a game-changer: we can reverse global warming, and Earth’s soil is the solution. By regenerating earth, we can completely and rapidly stabilize our planet’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies.