“This project is funded, in whole or in part, by a grant from the National Geographic Society Education Foundation.”
Welcome to the homepage of the National Biodiversity Teach-In!
We are the students and teachers of the Environmental Science classes at Elgin High School, and this is our class project. Our Goal is to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity and inspire our participants to take action in it’s protection.
We became passionate about biodiversity through the story of Martha, the last known living Passenger Pigeon who died on September 1st, 1914. Our first #NBTI was organized to honor the significance of Martha’s passing over 100 years ago.
If you are interested in learning about Biodiversity….we want you!
Visit our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEHKTWTRsija-EK0q0qYv9w to check out all of the webinars from 2014-15 NBTI and 2015-16 NBTI.
Or use the drop down Menu for the links to the recordings.
Special Thanks to:
The Elgin Technology Center, whose mission is to create sustainable job and business opportunities for tech professionals and companies located in the greater Elgin area and Illinois, for assisting our class by helping us create the website and with continued assistance and support as we progress through our class project.
EarthEcho International , whose mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future.
Yo Ocean’s, whose mission is to encourage both advocacy and education, so that we can create a large community of individuals devoted to promoting better lives for both marine mammals in captivity and the wild.
Also, to Project Passenger Pigeon, Joel Greenberg and all of the members of Project Passenger Pigeon for inspiring us to take on this HUGE project to honor Martha and all biodiversity.
And, School District U-46 Laptop Mini-grant program. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Mrs. Jennifer Vincent for helping us secure 30 laptops and webinar equipment. We also need to thank our entire Informational Services Department for your continued Tech Support in our daunting project!
More information on partnering organizations can be found on our “Partners” page.
There are those people and companies out there who will do what ever it takes to help a group of high school students become successful. Shout out to omNovia for agreeing to host our webinars and make our dream a reality!
Click below for information on our wonderful partner!