Today we had not one, but two videoconferences with the Saint Louis Zoo! This was my first connection with our hometown Zoo. Our groups connected to learn about the Penguin & Puffin Coast. (If you haven’t been to the Penguin & Puffin Coast at the Saint Louis Zoo, you need to go- or connect to this videoconference- it’s a must see!) During the videoconference, students learned about penguins and puffins and about the cold areas in the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe. They participated in activities to learn about how these animals survive in their cold climates and they got up to use their own bodies to figure out the locations hemispheres of the earth. (Can you guess what Line is where your belly button located? Which pole holds your toes?)
Though admission to the Saint Louis Zoo is free, this videoconference was $125. The kids saw animals in the studio with presenter Lisa Berman, asked & answered questions, and watched video footage of the penguins and puffins. The program wrapped with a song about penguins.
Tags: cold climate, Distance Learning, Penguin & Puffin Coast, Saint Louis Zoo, Videoconferencing
GNG presents: Youth Entrepreneurship in the Midst of the Global Economic Crisis
Dates: Wednesday, March 4 | Times: 1-2 PM EST/ 12-1 pm CST
Grades: 7-8, 9-12
Theme: GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Cost: $150 or membership price* | To sign up, contact Grace@gng.org
As the global economic crisis unfolds in our own backyard, students will explore its dire effects in developing nations, focusing on Bangladesh as a point of reference. 44% of the population of this South Asian nation lives in abject poverty – living on less than $1/day. The two most significant exports are garment and microfinance, with the garment industry making up 70% of its exports. How will this crisis affect the Bangladeshi community, especially since it borders India, an emerging global superpower? How will it effect the youth? How can the local youth get involved to uplift the Bangladeshi economy? In this special PULSE videoconference session, students will come together to discuss these issues with our special guest, Pial Islam. Pial Islam is currently launching a strategy consulting firm to create public-private partnerships in Bangladesh and has an extensive background in management consulting. Join him and students from across the U.S. over videoconference next week to discuss these current issues.
Tags: Bangladesh, Entrepreneurship, global economic crisis, Global Nomads Group, global superpower, India, South Asia