On October 13, 2010 the National Park Foundation’s Electronic Field Trip series will broadcast from North Cascades National Park to teach 4th to 8th grade students around the country about climate change. Two shows will air on that date at 10am ET and 1pm ET. You can find more information on the show, interactive games for youth, and classroom-ready lesson plans, developed by the Will Steger Foundation, at www.northcascadeseft.org.
This will be the first Electronic Field Trip broadcast from a park in Washington State and the first focused on the planet’s changing climate. With its northerly location and high elevation, North Cascades National Park is already experiencing melting glaciers and loss of species. As a result of its efforts to understand and address climate change with science, management, and education, the park has a great deal to teach to students about natural areas and their own lives.
It’s easy and free to participate in the live show with your students or, if you’re a broadcaster, to carry the show for students in your area. Just go to the link below to fill out a quick registration form so we can keep you up to date on how to access the show.
If you’re an educator, register now.
If you’re a broadcaster and would like to air the show on your channel, register for PBS satellite coordinates here.