The Wilderness Classroom connects thousands of students with live expeditions throughout the world. Your class can improve core academic skills like reading and critical thinking while, helping the explorers solve problems, learning about ecosystems and interacting with the adventurers and scientists in the field.
During school assemblies, National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, Dave and Amy Freeman share stunning images, video clips, expedition equipment and riveting accounts of their epic journeys. Presentations are tailored to fully engage a variety of ages and immerse students in an array of topics from rainforests to dog sledding. School assemblies often include the Expedition ABCs, which stand for Attitude, Belief, Care, Diet and Exercise. The Freemans demonstrate how these ABCs can help students succeed at school and in life.
Our main objective is to educate elementary and middle school students about the world’s wildest places, rich history and varied cultures. The educational resources available to teachers and students include video conferencing, lesson plans aligned to Common Core Standards, scientific data, curriculum guides, online polls, video clips, an animal library and much more.
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Live Updates January 2014 to March 2014 When snow blankets the far North, Amy and Dave Freeman will hitch up dog teams and head out to explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. The Boundary Waters is over 1 million acres of road-less wilderness, home to gray wolves, moose, black bear, lynx, otter Read More
- Dog of the Week: Bullet
- Iditarod, the Ultimate Dogsled Race Across Alaska
- Join us at Canoecopia!
- Dog of the Week: Belle
Throughout the 2013/2014 school year the Wilderness Classroom is partnering with the Kraft family to connect classrooms with their family as they explore 14 countries during a year long adventure around the world. They will be posting regular updates to the Wilderness Classroom website as well as their own blog.
The Krafts will share mystery photos, videos and other content about the animals, cultures, art, geology, and a variety of other areas of study, depending on where they are. They also plan to identify and explore an environmental issue in each area they visit.
- A Cambodia homestay
- Making rice noodles in Vietnam
- Rescuing Vietnamese Turtles
- Vietnam Video Summary