Benfield Elementary and homeschooled students engaged in a live-streamed question-and-answer session with Stephanie Roe, the lead climate and energy scientist at the World Wildlife Fund, on October 12.
This virtual distance learning class, called "How Climate Change Affects Us and Nature, and What We Can Do About It," is part of WWF's Conservation in the Classroom initiative. It allows students to explore the field of environmental studies from the comfort of their backyard.
These students are part of the Livestock Education Program led by ranger Jessica Furr at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, under the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks. Since 2010, this program has expanded to house and accommodate more than 70 animals and livestock at the park year-round.
"We are thrilled to participate in this virtual distance learning class as part of our commitment to environmental education and empowering youth," Furr said. "By actively engaging with these subjects, we hope to inspire and cultivate a lifelong passion for nature and conservation."
Students from other participating groups across the country also joined the discussion.