Racing Extinction: #StartWith1Thing virtual field trip
Recorded at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC, this special programme takes students on an inspirational journey to explore the science behind the anthropogenic mass extinction, learn the importance of addressing biodiversity loss, and meet some unforgettable scientists and everyday people who are addressing the causes of extinctions and transforming communities along the way. Learn more
Accompanying classroom activities are also available to take the experience further.
Meet the panelists
Dr. Stuart Pimm
Doris Duke Chair of Conservation at Duke University
World leader in the study of present day extinctions and founder of the nonprofit Saving Species, Dr. Pimm will spotlight the successful reforestation efforts in coastal Brazil to save the Golden Lion Tamarin.
Marine Conservationist and Emmy Award-Winning Cinematographer
Shawn will discuss the impact of hunting animals to extinction in our oceans and share how one community's amazing transformation helped to save an entire population of whale sharks.
PhD, Vice President, ASOMACAO, A National Association for the Friends of the Scarlet Macaw
Boris will transport students to Costa Rica to go behind-the-scenes of a program to reintroduce Scarlet Macaws while transforming the local community in the process.
Carter and Olivia Ries
Co-founders of OMG
Dedicated to preserving wildlife for One More Generation and beyond, Carter and Olivia will underscore the power everyone has - especially students - to make a difference.
#StartWith1Thing to make the world a better place.
It's not hard. It's not too late. But we ALL need to do it. And we need to do it now.