Changing Climate, Changing Cities: A Virtual Field Trip From Phoenix to Shenzhen + Teacher Guide

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The Nature Conservancy’s newest Nature Lab Virtual Field Trip, Changing Climate, Changing Cities: A Virtual Field Trip From Phoenix to Shenzhen, will take students in third through eighth grades to Phoenix, Shenzhen and other cities where they will learn from community members and local experts about how climate change is affecting us now. Today. In our everyday lives. 

Nature Lab aims to share with today’s youth the places, science and conservation stories of The Nature Conservancy—with a special focus on leading students from what they see on the screen to how they can take action in their own cities and towns. 

Nature Lab Virtual Field Trips are unique because they come with a complete package of engaging, standards-aligned resources—student-centered, teacher-facing and family-friendly for homeschool and distance learning. They are fun, easy to use and grounded in science. 

By “visiting” Phoenix and Shenzhen, for instance, students will learn the difference between climate and weather. They’ll discover what they can do individually or collectively with their families or classmates to reduce carbon emissions and keep the earth’s temperature low. And they’ll understand why—with 90 percent of the world's large cities located near coasts and more than half the world’s population living in cities today—urban centers are particularly vulnerable to sea-level rise and other climate-related risks. They’ll learn about heat islands and what it means to “green” their city or town. 

This is all available to your scholars online, the next generation to steward our planet. Nature Lab can help them do that—responsibly, respectfully, knowledgeably. 

Learn more about Changing Climate, Changing Cities: A Virtual Field Trip From Phoenix to Shenzhen and start “traveling” the world today!