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S.T.E.M. and Environmental Education

Wildlife and Tech Assemblies

Dear Educator, this page offers:
2 School Assembly descriptions
3 downloadable fliers
1 downloadable brochure
3 viewable videos
5 links to more information
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United States Conference of Mayors - Resolution No. 89

"BE IT RESOLVED that the U.S. Conference of Mayors finds that there is a critical need for educating the next generation in environmental awareness and that full and dedicated funding sources for such environmental education outreach be created."


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 Read our CEO's article on the importance of Environmental Literacy for today's students

 


 

A-Team For Wildlife

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Straight A's Report Card

Straight A's

Teachers love our assembly program! We ask all adults (who are mostly teachers) attending our school assembly presentations to fill out evaluation forms afterwards. We call them "Report Cards". Well, Report Cards are coming in with a whole lot of "A's" on them. Many have "straight A's" and some even sport "A-triple plus"!

 

 

The Science and Tech of Natural Resources

 

Teaching science, tech, and youth leadership.

 

2 Environmental Literacy Presentations

 

1. "Saving Endangered Species", K-12th grades
2. "Talking Animals", PreK-3rd grades

 

 1. The Assembly: "Saving Endangered Species"

Designed for K through 12th grades. Adjusted for grade levels. Natural science with a dose of civic responsibility.

We come to your School, After School Programs, and youth groups - currently in California.  Our STEM Presentations are dynamic, exciting, and leave a lasting impression.  Loaded with content, this multi-media assembly delivers more than great science, amazing nature, and a fun time.  In addition, we offer student empowerment by promoting community involvement and youth leadership.  This is an Assembly Program that helps students understand and appreciate the importance of concepts like "empathy", "kindness",  "community service", and "stewardship".

 

FAQs

 

Both a Wildlife Assembly and a Tech Assembly, this is most important assembly you will book this year!

 

Read what teachers and administrators say about our program.

 

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-CONSERVATION TECH

Included in this assembly presentation, Saving Endangered Species, is this Conservation Tech component and it can be seen nowhere else.  The "T" in S.T.E.M. is for "Tech", and the "E" is for "Engineering".  Our Conservation Tech  shows how utilizing technology through clever engineering can help solve problems in conservation.  We demonstrate the latest, never-before-seen inventions and tech gadgets that ignite the imagination. Robots that see, call-in emergencies, photograph and video, track and record, all in service to wildlife conservation.  It also introduces career opportunities  that unexpectedly unites divergent talents and fields of study. How do flying drones and robots help wildlife?  Allow us to demonstrate.

Conservation Tech

New Tech Tools of the modern conservation ranger demoed for your audience. Some are brand new inventions available nowhere else!

•  Robots

•  Drones

•  Camera Traps

•  Forest Guardians

•  "BeetleCam" robotic cameras

 

Watch the ASSEMBLY VIDEO:

"Saving Endangered Species"

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Your students are about to inherit a world on the cusp of our planet's 6th Mass Extinction.  Are they ready?

Conservation of wildlife.  It is an issue of primary importance for this new generation of young students. Because without nature, nothing else survives.  Having entered a new age of Climate Change, people are just getting familiar with all that means.  Few are aware that a second global challenge is underway concurrently - that half of the world's species is on track to go extinct in your students' lifetimes. Climate Change and Species Extinction are intricately linked.  The machinery of life cannot withstand that much damage without severely impacting other natural resources and threatening modern civilization. Students will learn how to step up to these challenges.

This timely topic provides the perfect avenue to learning science, technology, and youth leadership.  Environmental topics like biodiversity, habitat loss, sustainable development, natural resources, carbon sequestration, micro-climates, and interdependency, are explored. Poaching, IUCN Red List threatened and endangered status, and the roles of zoos, preserves, and parks, are explained. Specific species are discussed in depth as examples of endangered animals.  The value of professional conservationists and potential related career paths for students is described. STEM and standards compliant. These topics are adjusted appropriately according to audience grade level.

 

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-LIVE RARE ANIMALS

Three or more live parrots, macaws, and cockatoos are part of the program displaying both beauty and brains.  They represent endangered species in the wild.  Being very social, they enjoy the attention and love to visit your school's students.   Their antics guarantee all will have fun.

 

-YOUTH LEADERSHIP

Student participation and leadership is part of this presentation. Young Role Models show your students that they can do it too.  In this new age, young people are not only participating, but leading the way.  We will show your students that each one of them makes a difference. We discuss the community service ethos and the need for student leadership. Outstanding young role models in student conservation are presented to inspire.

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Let our International A-Team kids inspire your students!

Collectively our 19 International A-Team Members have already raised nearly 1 Million dollars for conservation, saved over 80,000 acres of habitat, appeared in films, have been interviewed on national TV, won numerous awards, spoken at TED Talks, authored books, blogs, and websites, received over 50 MILLION views on YouTube, spoken at the United Nations, participated in committees at the White House, and have received recognition from President Obama.  Kids make a difference!

Watch the YOUTH LEADERSHIP VIDEO:

Teacher Handouts provide supporting material. Our Regional Presenters are available for unprecedented followup.  They can help you set up youth service action teams after the assembly, what we call, Local A-Teams, to help students put into action the things they have learned. A-Teams are a wonderful way to tap into young people’s innate love for animals and see kids develop their leadership skills. In addition to Local A-Teams, we have other wonderful after-assembly programs that teach from art to computer skills to cultural appreciation.  We want to be not only informative, but effective. In partnership with you, we are here to...synergize!

 

-ASSEMBLY COST

$400 for the first presentation, $300 per presentation thereafter at the same location. A Trip Fee may apply, inquire.   A liberal scholarship policy makes sure that everyone who wants a presentation gets one. Southern California schools may want to "block schedule" multiple schools within the same district on adjacent days to reduce travel costs (and our carbon footprint!). Recommended audience size: up to 6 classes or 200 students.

 

-CLASSROOM VISITS

$25 per 20 minute classroom visit.  Before or after assemblies individual classroom visits provide a more intimate and intense experience, for more Q&A time, and up-close time with the parrots.

 

-EXTRAS

(included - at no extra charge)

Teacher/class handouts - vocabulary words, and topics for further discussion.

CD of Nature Music and Songs - background listening while reading or class sing-alongs.

• Endangered Animals of Nepal - ebook of children's poetry and art.

Framed Certificate - crediting your school with purchase of 2 tons of Carbon Offsets - a contribution against Climate Change.

5 Followup Programs - for continued engagement of students in wildlife conservation.

 

-ASSEMBLY FOLLOWUP PROGRAMS

Following the assembly, teachers have the option of having their class participate in one or more of our followup programs.  Some are free of charge and some have fees attached.  These programs create opportunities for students to get even more out or the assembly presentation, by participating in hands-on activities in their classroom, in their community, and around the world!

Endangered Wildlife Art Exchange - exchange artwork of endangered animals with students in under-developed countries.

Local A-Team for community awareness- create clubs for wildlife activities and community awareness engagement.

DaVinci Challlenge: Build a Drone - groups learn wildlife tech skills to assemble this kit with professional assistance.

One Planet Classrooms - collaborate with classes in developing countries to share cultural experiences and create a better world.

Recycle Smartphones into "Forest Guardians" - collect old, discarded smart phones and send them to be remanufactured into solar-powered sentry devices to be used to protect tropical rain forests.

 

Download a copy of the flier:  Assembly Followup Programs.r*

 

Learn more about assembly followup programs here.

 

-POSITION STATEMENT: CLIMATE CHANGE

Shared World View 2We share the same world view and concern for the environmental challenges of the near future as now does the White House, NASA, NOAA, The Pentagon, EPA, European Union, the
United Nations and the Pope.  We believe both Climate Change and Species Extinction can be mitigated by humans.  But will we?

 

-ENDORSEMENTS 

No other school assembly program has won the Environmental Excellence Award from the National Association of Environmental Professionals, and a Commendation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But we have.

What do today's scientists say about the state of our biosphere?

 Your students probably won't realize....

That world-renowned scientists, journalists, and professional presenters came together with an important message beautifully delivered in this presentation.  But you will!

Our Professional Team

 

Watch the ENDORSEMENTS VIDEO:

Your students will love to learn that...

 

"Animals Need More Friends!"

And that all kids, everywhere, can make a difference.  The scientists and world leaders need the help of young people.

 

-ANNOUNCEMENT - New for 2016!


Free Carbon Offsets for Schools

A-Team For Wildlife will purchase 2 tons worth of carbon offsets on behalf of every school that books our "Saving Endangered Species" school assembly presentation. A framed certificate will be provided each school stating their contribution to a reduced-carbon footprint for their school. This is one more way we can act as partners to help fight Climate Change and Species Extinction. The "carbon dollars" will be donated to a separate non-profit, scientists-lead, forest-restoration organization that favors carbon dioxide-absorbing forest projects associated with "biodiversity hotspots" so as to simultaneously support both forests and endangered species. The best carbon offset organization that offers this service - and our choice - is Saving Species, headed by world-renowned, Dr. Stuart Pimm.

Henceforth, A-Team For Wildlife will lead the way while motivating schools to start their own carbon offset programs for reduced climate change and species extinction towards a more carbon footprint-free future. For more information, see:

•  carbon offsets:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-can-i-help-fight-climate-change-3-step-answer-ken

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How to Book and Host a School Assembly Presentation

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Why Environmental Education?

 

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Greater Environmental Literacy called for by California Board of Education

 

New Report Defines New, More Ambitious Objectives

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Two years in the making by the California Department of Education, Superintendent Tom Torlakson, and over 45 professionals and organizations, The Blueprint for Environmental Literacy was released fall 2015.  The Blueprint calls for bold action to substantially increase environmental literacy in our students by providing more opportunities for environmental learning in schools.


Why is Environmental Education Important?

The convincing overview by the "No Child Left Inside" Coalition.

 

What about the NCLI Act?

The Every Student Succeeds Act--21st Century Schools, which includes funding for EE,  passed both houses and was signed into law in December, 2015. "With the signing of this law, the United States government for the first time recognizes environmental literacy as an important part of every student's well-rounded education."


 

 

2. The Assembly: "Talking Animals"

Fascinating for all ages,  but designed for PreK-3rd grades.

Animals are proving to be smarter than we think. What can animals tell us about caring for animals and our planet?  They are literally asking for our friendship and our help.  "Talking Animals" is a great way to interest students in nature and introduce them to preserving endangered species and protecting the environment.

We come to your School, After School Programs, and youth groups - currently in California.  Our STEM Presentations are dynamic, exciting, and leave a lasting impression.  Loaded with content, this multi-media assembly delivers more than great science, amazing nature, and a fun time.

This is an Assembly Program that helps students understand and appreciate the importance of concepts like "empathy" and "kindness".

This assembly does not contain the Conservation Tech component, and features a shorter video suited for younger students in place of a documentary film. Otherwise, components are similar and content is adjusted for age.

 

Download a pdf copy of : Talking Animals Features Flier 2.r

Talking Animals Features

Download a pdf copy of :  Talking Animals Features Flier 2.r

 

-VIDEO OF TALKING ANIMALS

Parrots doing math, Gorilla's using sign language, Ravens using tools, Dolphins solving puzzles, animals yelling "Fire!, Help!" when caught in a fire, and more.

-LIVE RARE ANIMALS

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Two or more live parrots, macaws, and cockatoos are part of the program displaying both beauty and brains.  They represent endangered species in the wild.  Being very social, they enjoy the attention and love to visit your school's students.   Their antics guarantee all will have fun.

 

-ASSEMBLY COST

$400 for the first presentation, $300 per presentation thereafter at the same location. A Trip Fee may apply, inquire.   A liberal scholarship policy makes sure that everyone who wants a presentation gets one. Southern California schools may want to "block schedule" multiple schools within the same district on adjacent days to reduce travel costs (and our carbon footprint!). Recommended audience size: up to 6 classes or 200 students.

 

-CLASSROOM VISITS

$25 per 20 minute classroom visit.  Before or after assemblies individual classroom visits provide a more intimate and intense experience, for more Q&A time, and up-close time with the parrots.

 

-EXTRAS

(included - at no extra charge)

Teacher/class handouts - vocabulary words, and topics for further discussion.

CD of Nature Music and Songs - background listening while reading or class sing-alongs.

• Endangered Animals of Nepal - ebook of children's poetry and art.

Framed Certificate - crediting your school with purchase of 2 tons of Carbon Offsets - a contribution against Climate Change.

5 Followup Programs - for continued engagement of students in wildlife conservation.

 

-ASSEMBLY FOLLOWUP PROGRAMS

Following the assembly, teachers have the option of having their class participate in one or more of our followup programs.  Some are free of charge and some have fees attached.  These programs create opportunities for students to get even more out or the assembly presentation, by participating in hands-on activities in their classroom, in their community, and around the world!

Endangered Wildlife Art Exchange - exchange artwork of endangered animals with students in under-developed countries.

Local A-Team for community awareness- create clubs for wildlife activities and community awareness engagement.

DaVinci Challlenge: Build a Drone - groups learn wildlife tech skills to assemble this kit with professional assistance.

One Planet Classrooms - collaborate with classes in developing countries to share cultural experiences and create a better world.

Recycle Smartphones into "Forest Guardians" - collect old, discarded smart phones and send them to be remanufactured into solar-powered sentry devices to be used to protect tropical rain forests.

 

Download a copy of the flier:  Assembly Followup Programs.r*

 

Learn more about assembly followup programs here.

 

 

How to Book and Host a School Assembly Presentation

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