Conservation Connect

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Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8 9
Organization:United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Summary:Conservation Connect - a web-based video series created in partnership by FWS and NSTA - helps students ages 10-15 connect to outdoors and to conservation careers. New episodes are broadcast the third Wednesday of every month throughout the school year at 2 pm Eastern Time (ET). Each five- to seven-minute episode features an interview with a wildlife specialist and live footage of a species. Highlighted species have included the American bald eagle, bat, bog turtle, Cheat Mountain salamander, condor, and monarch. Episodes have accompanying lesson plans.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-4; MS-ESS3-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; conservation; fws; middle school; video
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