Posts Tagged ‘schools’

 We’re hearing so many amazing results about how teachers are using DeforestACTION as a framework to create learning opportunities for young people.  But how can you get your students involved?

Firstly –  check out some of the teacher resources available here:

Resources for Primary/Elementary School

Resources for Secondary School

To really get collaborative, you can set up a virtual space in a secure online classroom. Get started now:

  1. Download the Teacher Guide and help your students register for DeforestACTION
  2. Create a primary school virtual classroom, and work with the students to design local project (see page 8 of the teacher guide for step by step instructions)
  3. Create a secondary school virtual classroom, and work with the students to design local project (see page 8 of the teacher guide for step by step instructions)
  4. Join a Global Collaboration, and work with other schools around the world toward a common goal (create a classroom above and you’ll be added automatically!)
  5. Take part in the global action and earn points for your students and your school as you learn.

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DeforestACTION top 50

This week we announced the top 50 ‘Action Agents’ for DeforestACTION –  a shortlist of young people volunteering to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo to work on the DeforestACTION project. Action agents will become the eyes, ears and hands of young people around the world, and work from the ground in Borneo.  Congratulations to you all!

These action agents will help school students globally execute their projects, provide real time data, photos, stories and ideas from the field.  And, they will become global superstars, featuring as heroes / heroines in one of the most ambitious 3D movies ever attempted.

In the coming week, the list will be further refined to the top 20 recruits who will undertake an online audition / interview, and medical tests to ensure suitability for the conditions on the ground. At the end of this process, we will have 10 recruits, ready to take on the world, and 10 stand-by recruits, ready to fill their shoes if required.

The top 50 are truly incredible people and have demonstrated a willingness to do whatever it takes to save the planet, regardless of whether they make the top 20.  They are more than inspirational, they are an embodiment of hope in a world that is hungry to recognize them. 

With so many incredible volunteers, inspiration leaders, and passionate activists who didn’t make the top 50, we have decided to modify the project to ensure each of the applicants can participate, visit Borneo, work with Dr.Smits, and star in the movie – for up to 14 days.

Why are we so keen to include them in this project?  You will no doubt be inspired, as you check out people like Dan Pask, Toby Crocker, Emma Williams, Matthew Winkler,  Liam O’Doherty, Joshua Nicolaou, Walter Heck, Amber Brovelli and so many others in the application gallery.

To get to Borneo, they will need our help, as they take local actions, raise funds to save land and animals, and to create global awareness.   We should remember, deforestation is a global problem.  We must all work together to solve it. Please, get behind the recruits. Help them reach their goals.. and work with them to save the planet!

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