vEcotours VR app used in class

Discovery Education blog: VR apps for classroom conservation

Virtual Reality can take students out of the classroom and into entirely new lands, environments and experiences — from global travel to outer space — and it is primed to be the next big learning opportunity to integrate into the learning environment. (The ‘New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning through Technology’ report published by…

Child making a bee hotel

Making an impact with bee hotels

June is a rather special month for Discovery employees, as the entire, global team simultaneously takes part in a day of giving back to the community, known as Impact Day. This year, the volunteer project that I chose to participate in involved making bee hotels with a local school, Granton Primary. I didn’t really know…

racing extinction dvd package

The ultimate race against time…

Today, the force of nature documentary that is Racing Extinction gets its UK dvd release. I know I’ve raved about Oscar-nominated Racing Extinction on this blog before, but I have a special attachment to it, having worked on the Discovery Education school resources to accompany the film, and therefore having been invited to the UK…

Kate on Conservation, Born Free Foundation

Inspiring the next generation of wildlife protectors

Last week I had the fantastic honour of representing Discovery Education (for whom I work whilst wearing my 9-5 hat), in a special Racing Extinction assembly delivered to 300 young people at Claires Court Senior Boys School in Maidenhead. As part of my role at Discovery Education, I worked on the school resources for Racing Extinction…

Racing Extinction preview screening

Racing Extinction preview screening: #Startwith1thing

Stepping under the blue lights of the entrance, a rising excitement that just a corridor away would be the preview of Racing Extinction; Discovery Network’s biggest global event. This was a special one for me, having worked on the school resources that supplement the event as part of my role as a sub editor at…