On October 13, 2010 television host and conservationist Jeff Corwin will host the National Park Foundation’s Electronic Field Trip to North Cascades National Park. This broadcast will teach 4th to 8th grade students around the country about climate change. Shows will be available via webcast. A companion website featuring downloadable lesson plans for teachers and online games for students is available now 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.
Educators and students can take advantage of the program by registering for free to watch the show premiere at https://myaccount.nationalparks.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=426.