Increasing public knowledge is key to creating a world where elephants no longer live under the constant threat of poaching, habitat loss, conflict, or capture.
The Elephant Discovery Center engages with learners from all across the world through a variety of online distance learning programs to connect audiences with The Elephant Sanctuary’s resident elephants and their wild relatives. Programs include a broad range of topics and content levels allowing students, educators and other community groups to learn about the complexities of both wild and captive elephants and hear the incredible stories of The Sanctuary elephants—all without having to leave your school, work or hometown.
Whether you are a teacher looking to enhance your students learning by virtually connecting with experts in the field, a lifelong learner hoping to enhance your elephant knowledge and advocacy efforts, or a community group seeking an engaging opportunity to reach beyond your town or city, The Elephant Discovery Center is your singular destination for captive elephant resources and captivating elephant content.
Utilizing photos, videos, and live-streaming EleCams in the elephant habitats, our educators will bring The Sanctuary to your classroom, library, club, or community group!
Specific Learning Objectives have been created for each age group and presentation. All participants, regardless of age or program, will come away with basic knowledge of the following
- The importance of elephants as a keystone species
- The value and role of The Sanctuary in the context of captivity
- Threats facing elephants and actions to improve the well-being of all elephants globally
Our programs run from 30 to 45 minutes in length and can be tailored to fit the needs and learning objectives of any age group.
This program meets ISTE Standard 7d: Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.
Participation is free of charge.