Youth Engagement 2015 Annual Impact Report

Feb 17, 2016
  • Description

This year, we have significantly grown the reach and impact of our Nature Works Everywhere digital learning platform to provide innovative standards aligned curriculum to more educators and classrooms. The curriculum, designed to help students learn the science behind how nature works and how to take action to protect it, demonstrates nature's benefits to students and connects them to global challenges to protect our natural systems. The curriculum has reached 1 million students this year, which represents considerable growth in reach during a single school year. Since the program's launch in 2012, our digital learning resources have reached over two million students. Additionally, we have developed three new standards-aligned lesson plans designed for the high school level, which will be completed by January 2016. This represents the program's first systematic expansion to provide curriculum for high school students and teachers. We are also creating four new videos to support the project-based learning gardens curriculum. And, we delivered four virtual field trips, during which students learned about environmental science and virtually "visited" some of the world's most stunning natural areas, accompanied by top Conservancy scientists. Our Impact at a Glance

  • 1 million students reached through digital curriculum
  • 205,000 students learned about global conservation strategies from top Conservancy scientists through three virtual field trips
  • 4 new gardens educational videos in development
  • 4 virtual field trips provided
  • 3 new curriculum units in development