What is next for UGACR’s Virtual Classroom Series?

This is Part 3 of a three-part series by Alex Wright on UGACR’s Virtual Classroom series. Read Part 1 and Part 2.

Moving forward, we’d like to see the Virtual Classroom series shown in every high school/middle school Biology classroom. We want every kid leaving school having a better understanding of the natural world, becoming global thinkers, but most importantly, craving adventure, unleashing their curiosity, and exploring the world. We’d love to create a Spanish-speaking version of the Virtual Classroom series to allow the same educational experience to the children living in these areas, and find avenues to foster connections between schoolchildren from both Spanish-speaking and English-speaking countries. We want every kid across the planet to have the ability to become a global leader and invoke positive change.

The videos were designed to be three separate segments following A Day in the Cloud Forest; with a morning hike, afternoon hike, and night hike. Today, we will look at the Night Hike video segments.

Photo credit: Kristy L. Densmore.  Species: Cane toad (Rhinella marina; formerly Bufo marinus)
Alex Wright with a cane toad (Rhinella marina; formerly Bufo marinus)
Photo credit: Kristy L. Densmore.

About Alex Wright: Alex first visited UGA Costa Rica in 2011 as part of the Tropical Watershed Management program. He then returned in November 2012 as a Resident Naturalist at UGACR after completing his B.S. in Ecology at the University of Georgia. Alex worked as a naturalist on campus until December 2013. Currently, Alex is pursuing his Master of Science degree from the Warnell School at UGA as part of a collaborative research effort aiming to develop an adaptive landscape planning and decision framework to be implemented by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to make better state-wide land management decisions for the conservation of gopher tortoise populations.

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