In April 2017, Tribes on the Edge team members started bringing their expertise, experiences, and passion to students around the world by hosting video lessons through various avenues such as Skype in the Classroom (SITC), an online community connecting teachers worldwide to experts on a variety of subjects. By engaging students directly, we hope to educate and inspire the next generation of conservationists.
In honor of Earth Day and to further our reach, other organizations joined us in raising awareness on numerous topics pertaining to Indigenous issues, the Amazon, and other environmental concerns by presenting their own lessons throughout the month of April.
As of October 2017, Tribes on the Edge team members have hosted sessions for classrooms in 40 countries and more than 20 states in the US. Through stories, photographs, drone footage, artwork, videos, and Q&As, the team has shared the Vale do Javari with an international audience of teachers, librarians, and students (ranging from Kindergarten to University-level).
For more information or to find the team’s schedule, visit SITC’s Tribes on the Edge. page. To follow the team on their virtual travels around the world via Skype, follow @_CauseCentric on twitter or @CelineCousteau on twitter.