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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An international team of educators and scientists will retrace Theodore Roosevelt’s historic journey down an unexplored river 100 years ago. The river was eventually named the Rio Roosevelt in honor of Theodore Roosevelt and his important scientific expedition. The Amazon is home to a wide variety of plants, animals and cultures. This expedition be a great way to end the school year with something new and exciting to study and explore.
Expedition updates will begin Monday, May 10th and continue through the end of the expedition (approximately June 30th). Teachers are encouraged to register for this unforgettable educational opportunity. Registration is free and only take a minute.
Adults are encourage to follow the expedition through www.FreemansExplore.com .
- More rapids and a community
- Our first visit to a Cinta Larga community
- Navaite Rapids and Top Hat Rock
- The end of the river, but the adventure continues
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.
- Video Trip Summary
- Black Rhinos: A Success Story in Namibia
- Food & Trees For Africa
- Elephants Everywhere