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February 7th, 2013
Press Release: Transform students from learners to conservation leaders with ARKive School Museum
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wildscreen USA and ARKive.org recently launched a new, inquiry-driven learning resource on ARKive Education. The ARKive School Museum is an innovative educational experience that encourages students to get creative. By discovering fascinating biological facts about endangered species and designing fun, interactive exhibits in their own ‘museum’, students improve their scientific literacy and develop cross-discipline skills that they can apply to an ever-changing global society.
With the start of the new semester (and the “winter doldrums” well underway!), what better time than now to consider enhancing this semester’s curriculum with the ARKive School Museum program. The basic framework for this resource can be easily applied to nearly any subject; however, a start-up lesson in biodiversity and endangered species is provided, should a complete package from start-to-finish be preferred.
Additionally, the ARKive Education team would love to highlight any schools, teachers, and students that incorporate the ARKive School Museum into their curriculum this year on the ARKive website. Last year an elementary school in Falls Church, Virginia successfully used the ARKive School Museum in their classrooms: you can read their story here.
ARKive.org is visited by over 200 countries and nearly 1,000,000 web visitors per month. It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase student work on a global platform, inspiring other youth around the world to transition from learners to conservation leaders!
Feel free to contact Liana Vitali, ARKive Education & Outreach Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments/questions, or to share your school’s ARKive School Museum story. Also, please consider passing this opportunity along to any colleagues or individuals you feel might be interested!
Promoting conservation through wildlife imagery Wildscreen USA is proud to be spearheading U.S. efforts in support of the ARKive project – the Noah’s Ark for the Internet era. ARKive is a unique global initiative, gathering together the very best films and photographs of the world’s species into one centralized digital library to create a freely-accessible, audio-visual record of life on Earth.