WiFi program still available
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently announced it is extending its “Wildlife on WiFi” virtual learning campaign.
The campaign was originally launched to provide parents, youth, and educators with at-home wildlife-education resources during the academic year school closures. While schools are out for the summer, the need for virtual learning opportunities remains and the Game Commission is committed to connecting state residents to wildlife no matter where they are.
In addition to the campaign’s extension, WoW resources, such as virtual field trips, will now also be offered to adult groups in at-risk communities and new virtual education events will be offered to the general public.
WoW connects residents to wildlife across three pillars, each with engagement opportunities tailored for different age levels, audiences and content format.
The WoW remote learning hub offers dozens of home-based wildlife lessons and activities, nature-themed storybook readings, conservation-science videos, and livestream wildlife webcams. The hub is updated regularly with new activities.
Regular social engagement activities are on the Game Commission’s Facebook page.
Virtual field trips for youth and school groups, as well as general audience virtual events such as “From the Field.” This segment allows audience members to engage with a biologist live while watching pre-recorded wildlife-science surveys and other conservation-management practices.