Online learning is a fantastic way to virtually explore the world while still maintaining the health of your family and community during this time of social distancing.

The Elephant Sanctuary's Education Team offers Distance Learning programs throughout the year to teachers, classrooms, libraries, and community groups.

If your students are learning from home, if you are looking for new virtual learning and engagement opportunities for your senior living center, or if you are looking for a guest speaker for your virtual staff meetings, connect with our Education Team to learn about how amazing and complex elephants are and how we care for them at The Sanctuary. 

Utilizing photos, Q & A, and live-streaming EleCams in the elephant habitats, our educators will bring The Sanctuary into your home — free of charge! This non-intrusive observation of the elephants provides a new type of elephant experience. Distance Learning webinars are offered via Zoom, Google Meet or almost any video conferencing platform. All you need is access to the internet and a webcam — you can connect from a laptop, tablet, or even your phone.

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.

For more information and to request a Distance Learning program, please request a date through Calendly or reach out directly to Joy Owens at jowens@elephants.com or 931-796-6500 ext. 109

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