Have you always wanted to travel to remote jungles but didn’t know how? Maybe your kids are fascinated by exotic wildlife and want to see amazing creatures in their natural habitat? There is an easy way to explore far away places without ever leaving your home, and it has come to Endangered Living. With Wild Learning you and your kids can experience the wonders of Southeast Asia by donating to my research to receive access to this series of virtual field trips. No minimum donation!My background is not limited to primatology, or even to anthropology. I worked for most of my undergraduate career as an educator at various zoos and wildlife rescue centers. It was at these places I developed a passion for conservation and for primates. I see primates as a fantastic umbrella species for conservation. They are charismatic, perform behaviors that many of us see as relatable, and they share their habitats with a range of other endangered species.
While working as an educator as these institutions I learned that if you started with kids, you could make a real difference in the way that they thought about animals and viewed the natural world. It was this, and some brainstorming with my former 4th grade teacher, that led to the idea of Wild Learning on Endangered Living.
Endangered Living is a blog that I have been the sole contributor on for several years now, and I am so excited that with this project it will be growing into the platform that will allow me to share my field experience with American students that range from 3rd to 8th grade.
I will be posting weekly video ‘field trips’ here and I will also be answering questions during weekly Skype calls with the schools. I hope that through these I can give these students an understanding of what it means to be a scientist, a conservationist and an adventurer. They will be learning about the culture of countries I visit, along with the ecosystems and their respective wildlife.
The Wild Learning videos are password protected simply because the school’s are providing me with substantial funding in exchange for these field trips, and this project wouldn’t be possible without their help.
But fear not! There is a way for you to view them too! Simply head on over to my Experiment page and donate! Then at the end of the fundraising period you will be sent an email with the password!
So a big thank you to The Benjamin School and The Weiss School for all of your support! I can’t wait to see you all in Malaysia!