Free virtual school visits

We are currently living in unprecedented times, and the fate of the world’s precious wildlife has never been more important, which is why DSWF is working to ignite the youth in our mission to fightprotect and engage on behalf of endangered species across the world. With this in mind, we are delighted to bring you our new virtual school visits.

Our Education Manager can virtually visit your school to provide free of charge, Key Stage appropriate talks and assemblies about endangered species, conservation and the vital work DSWF is doing to save species on the brink of extinction.

Please do take a look at the list of talks available below. To book a virtual school visit, or for any further questions that you may have, please email our Education Manager, Jo Elphick at Jo.Elphick@davidshepherd.org.

Sessions are run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and are subject to availability.

EYFS/ Key Stage 1 virtual school wildlife talks

  • Extraordinary Elephants – 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for any questions
  • Terrific Tigers – 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for any questions

Key Stage 2 virtual school wildlife talks

  • Endangered! – 25 minutes with 5 minute Q & A at the end
  • Animal Adaptations – 25 minutes with 5 minute Q & A at the end
  • Pangolins – 25 minutes with 5 minute Q & A at the end
  • African Animals – 25 minutes with 5 minute Q & A at the end
  • Habitat Talk – 25 minutes with 5 minute Q & A at the end

Key Stage 3/ Key Stage 4 virtual school wildlife talks

  • Endangered Species and DSWF – 25 minutes with 5 minute Q & A at the end
  • Kaziranga National Park, India – A Case Study – 25 minutes with 5 minute Q & A at the end.

Who can book a visit?

We are able to provide talks to any English-speaking school across the world, but please note that sessions are only available between 9 am – 5 pm UK GMT, so please do check any time differences.

What will happen during the virtual visit?

Our Education Manager will introduce herself and will then share a PowerPoint presentation that she will talk through for 15 – 25 minutes depending on the age of the children and the talk selected.

At the end there will be an opportunity for the students to ask questions; please could the school organise who will be responsible for choosing who is asking questions.

What will the school need to run the virtual wildlife talk?

  • After emailing the Education Manager and agreeing a date and time for the session, the school is asked to set up a meeting using the school’s preferred virtual meeting platform (Microsoft Teams, Skype or Zoom) and invite DSWF to join the meeting using the email address given.
  • DSWF will then share their screen so that they can show the students the PowerPoint presentation.
  • Sound: please make sure that any speakers are loud enough so that the students can hear the talk, and that the microphone you are using will enable our Education Manager to hear the students. Please note that in a large room such as an assembly hall, the sound will need to be louder than in a classroom.
  • A webcam is helpful but not necessary so that our Education Manager can see the students while speaking.
  • It is best to connect your computer to a large screen or projector so that the students can see our Education Manager.
  • It would be great if you can make sure that all of this is set up in advance of the session.

Please note: sessions should not be recorded without prior permission from DSWF.