"bio-facts and/or live animals provide an up close, experience" that will be both "enjoyable and educational." Special programs from the trumpeter swan to the wild wolf are long remembered after the videoconference!
"Image and voice are transported live, allowing the visitor to view an elephant"s daily life without causing any intrusion." Visit Barbara, Tarra and Jenny the elephants that "loaded up their trunks and moved to Tennessee!"
Offers individual classes or classes in a series. "Students from learn about the smallest zoo residents, the leaf cutter ants, to the largest zoo residents, the African elephants" even from the Bottlenose dolphin pool.
It is the home to some of the largest and rarest animals on the planet. The Zoo partners with Male High School for their Zoo videoconference presentations that meet National Science Education Standards. The main focus is to use live animals covering a variety of topics from reptiles to tropical rainforests.
Part of the University of Georgia, the Marine Center "can provide classes on coastal ecology, geology, water quality and groundwater issues, ichthyology, fisheries, marine invertebrates, marine mammals, plankton, herpetology, and more. Our proximity to, and relationship with, the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography allows for access to research scientists who can provide lessons on cutting edge topics in oceanography."
Program being "taught by the Zoo Education Service"s fully qualified teachers. Students will be able to see live animals such as Green Tree Frogs, snakes and lizards. Programs will utilize a variety of video footage, biofacts and interactive discussion to give students a most engaging and relevant experience."
The distance learning program, which is known as "Sea Treck," offers a variety of programs, including: "Sharks: Devouring the Myths" where students examine facts about sharks and "Sea Turtles: Amazing Reptiles of the Sea" focusing on the conservation of sea turtles.
Contact: Julia Mair, Director of Distance Learning 800-691-MOTE / 1-941-388-4441 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Their RAVEN distance-learning program offers schools and other organizations anywhere in the world a unique opportunity to study and learn about birds. "Bill of Fare" and "Vanishing Wings" are just two of the programs.
Offers exciting videoconferencing programs. "Penguin Planet" and "Survival of the Sharks" are among their most asked about programs. Thirty minute programs are aligned with Core Curriculum Content Standards and National Science Benchmarks.
"The Newport Aquarium brings to the banks of the Ohio River some of the world"s most advanced, creative technology -- not to mention amazing animals -- all designed to take you around the globe, visiting each continent, every ocean and hundreds of waterways in between."
"It is a leader, serving as a resource to museums, school districts, teachers, and others who seek to enhance and strengthen their educational programs. The curriculum vailable programs crosses content all traditional disciplines, but draws heavily from history and the sciences using content derived from the ocean."
Contact: Jon Witt, Videoconference Coordinator 949-496-2274 ext 330
Chicago, Illinois offers many different videoconference opportunites for educatiors and students. The programs are designed to bring aquatic themes to your students. Programs include virtual class visits as well as teacher in-service.
Houses the world"s largest freshwater aquarium, let the education department bring some of the wonders of the natural world to your classroom. Currently featured are several of the creatures that reside at the aquarium such as the Giant Marine Toad, and the bright red Tomato Frog.
"Electronic Field Trips allow teachers and students to speak directly with Institute scientists about conservation issues concerning the coastal habitats." Appropriate topics ranging from terrapin conservation to salt marsh ecology, for grades K-12, are available.