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Field Trip to Peru on March 16 ~ Mark Your Calendar

This post is sponsored by and The Nature Conservancy.

Field Trip to Peru

If your students are like mine, they haven’t seen much of the world outside their hometown. As a teacher, I am constantly on the lookout for opportunities to integrate the curriculum goals from my state in a meaningful way while opening the world to my students. One exciting (and free) opportunity to explore biodiversity of a coastal ecosystem is an upcoming virtual field trip to Peru! Join on March 16th at Noon EST for a Free Virtual Field Trip to Peru!
Click the image to learn more, see the resources, and register for this free event!

What Will we Learn?

Join fisheries scientist, Matias Caillaux, from The Nature Conservancy to explore the Humboldt Current Ecosystem off the coast of Peru while learning about the area’s amazing diversity and productivity. While Peru is most frequently recognized for its rainforests, mountains, and ancient Inca civilizations, it is also home to one of the most productive ocean ecosystems.

Click the image to learn more, see the resources, and register for this free event!
This 45 minute live event on March 16th is geared towards grades 3-8, but all viewers are welcome. Matias Caillaux will teach viewers about the Humboldt Current, which pushes nutrients from deep in the ocean to the surface off the coast of Peru, creating a unique ecosystem. Students will explore the variety of animals including flamingos, sea lions, and even penguins.

Need more information? 

When you click here to learn more about the Virtual Field trip, you have instant access to interactive websites, an accompanying lesson, classroom downloads, student handouts (including Nature Spy - pictured below), and alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards.
Your students can work in groups to play "Nature Spy" during the virtual field trip, too.

But I'm Already Busy...

Already have plans for March 16th at 12PM EST? Register for the field trip anyways, and you will receive the YouTube viewing link. After the live event concludes, you'll be able to access the video again and again. I know my 5th graders will probably want to watch it a couple of times. Here's a little freebie for you... the note taking sheet I created for my students.

Click here to download the note-taking sheet I created for my students to use. (via Google Drive)

Want to learn more about the area? Click the frame below to learn more about The Artisanal Fishers of Ancón (coastal Peru)

I hope you plan to attend! Be sure to share this post with your educator friends, as well as anyone else who would find this interesting. They'll thank you for it.

Need More Free Science Resources?

Visit Nature Works Everywhere by the Nature Conservancy to learn more about how nature works, and check out the resources and videos that help bring the world to your classroom. Enjoy!

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