Friday, 8 April 2016

safariLive Schools Drives: First Colonial High School

Biology is a required science for students at First Colonial High School. Teachers Anita Ridge and Kelley Wyckoff are making this a little more interesting by having their 14 to 16 year old students participate in the safariLIVE experience.

FCHS students watch sunset safariLIVE - photo  by S Flach

After the great success of the first schools drives, initiated by Erik Moore and Krissy Sanderlin (#safariLIVE Viewer Profile: Kids of the Live Drives), WE is extending this program to many more schools. First Colonial joins Landstown, Green Run and Three Oaks High Schools, who have already joined in on drive. The students join in for WE's sunset drive, prepare questions and send them in during the broadcast via their teacher, using #safariLIVE on Twitter. Instructional Technology Specialist Suzanne Flach says the response has been a positive one.

Seeing a Birmingham male lion on screen - photo by S Flach

FCHS students pay close attention during sunset safariLIVE - photo by S Flach

FCHS is a diverse institution, with approximately 2000 students from the surrounding communities. "We also have students that are with us temporarily as we have several youth shelters, crisis intervention shelters, and homeless shelters in our attendance zone," says Suzanne.

The students get a look at night in the wild with Brent LeoSmith - photo by S Flach

To participate in the schools drives, educators and schools can contact WildEarth via email at


Erik said...

Krissy and I are very happy this is starting to take off!! Erik

Stacey Moore said...

The children in my third grade class at Three Oaks Elementary LOVED the drive! Many of my peers are scheduling drives since Erik and Krissy came to my school and presented!

Stacey Moore
Three Oaks Elem.
Va Beach City Schools