In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Boeing and Discovery Education launched the ecoAction Virtual Field Trip. You and your students can still enjoy this virtual experience in your own time by accessing it on demand at BoeingFUTUREU.com.!
Focused on investigation of the themes of air, land, water, and waste, the ecoAction Virtual Field Trip invites students to explore how they can do their part to improve the environment, as well as how a large company like Boeing is doing its part, too. The VFT can be viewed as a whole or in shorter chapters for easier integration into your virtual learning plan; and you can extend the learning with hands-on activities featured in the accompanying Educator Guide and the downloadable safety Q&A that can be shared with students as part of the lesson.
Below we’ve highlighted five of our favorite moments:
#1 The in-depth tour of the Boeing ecoDemonstrator 777 with Erin Guitierrez, the ecoDemonstrator Program & Environmental Performance Manager. There have been more than 150 technologies tested through this unique program, including sustainable aviation fuel and materials made of recycled titanium.
#2 The Long Acres Park exploration is featured in Chapter 2 of the VFT, when our host showcases the wetlands office park developed by Boeing in collaboration with environmental experts. The restoration includes a six–acre lake, four–acre marsh and a small forest. This amazing setting is the backdrop for a discussion about the benefits of biofuels.
#3 Tips for impacting land sustainability that everyone can be part of, including using their purchasing power to select products that are simply made, requiring fewer ingredients, and use rechargeable batteries.
#4 Katie Moxley, Manager of Environmental Remediation at Boeing gives viewers an expert overview of how stormwater runoff and other water pollution has affected the Duwamish River and the efforts by Boeing and many others to reverse the impact of pollution in our waterways. Students can take note of the easy ways they can help safeguard water in their communities.
#5 Introduction to the Battle of the Buildings competition, highlighting nationwide efforts to educate communities and implement sustainable practices around Earth Day each year. Students can explore how their schools can participate in efforts to make small changes that will have a huge impact.
In addition to this VFT, FUTURE U. offers a variety of tools to inspire students to use creativity, collaboration, persistence and problem-solving to change the world, including additional virtual experiences, lesson plans and student activities.
Recognize the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with ongoing virtual learning resources to ignite your students’ passion for protecting the environment. Share the ecoAction Virtual Field Trip with your students today!
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