digital earth academy

Digital Earth Academy: Biodiversity

Program Description

Certain regions of the Earth have such an abundance of life that they have earned the title “biodiversity hotspots,” while others are home to only a small number of species. What makes an ecosystem a fitting — or not so fitting — environment? Why do places like rainforests, coral reefs and more teem with life? What positive steps are being taken to preserve and protect areas of high biodiversity?  Explore the ingredients for biodiversity on this virtual tour of our planet, guided by student questions and led by Museum experts.

Date and Times

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. All times are Mountain Time.  


Recommended for grades 6 – 12, but all are welcome.

Program Length

45 minutes of a guided program, and 15 minutes of optional Q&A.


Participating in this electronic field trip is FREE at this time. 

Equipment requirements

Computer connected to the internet with a webcam, external microphone, and external speakers. 

Digital Earth Academy productions use Zoom videoconferencing software, downloadable at 

Logistical information: 

  • See how to prepare for your day here.   
  • Learn more about technology and logistics here.

About Digital Earth Academy:  

Digital Earth Academy is a new edition of the acclaimed Digital Earth series produced especially  for students. Each month, we examine a different aspect of our dynamic planet: landscapes and  landforms, human impacts and achievements, and much more. With stunning visualizations,  interactive polls, and real-time Q&A, students will make observations, comparisons and  connections and gain a new perspective of the Earth.   

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