These lessons and activities are suitable for ages 8-11
Public Service Announcement Video from grade 5 students of Encanto Elementary: Elephant Fun Facts
Show Compassion For The Elephant And Make Your Pledge To Help Save Them: compassion-pledge-sheet
Primary Lesson l (#1-6):
1. Elephant Lesson Primary (level: easy) [download]
2. How to Help Elephants [download]
3. Interesting Facts about Elephants [download]
4. Elephant Poster/Petition [download]
5. Learn How to Draw an Elephant [download]
6. Elephant Dung Poster [download
Primary Lesson 2: Are Elephants Colour blind?
(level: grade 4) [download]
72 Incredible Elephant Facts – https://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/elephant-facts?utm_term=.vivEj8rgw#.smAoX4eGk
Elephant Conservation Art Project: (credit Encanto Elementary School) [download]
1) “Saving the Elephant”: Story book, “The Hunter”, by Paul Gerachty, with questions to follow Saving-the-Elephant
2) “Life In The Wild” : Interesting facts on elephants LIFE IN THE WILD with questions to follow
3) “Elephants – African and Asian – Animals in Danger”: Types of threats to elephants and ways to help Elephants-african-and-Asian-Animals-in-Danger
Have your class fundraise for elephants! This new and easy kit is especially designed for anyone wanting to help a worthy cause to help save elephants! Included in the kit are instructions and resources to help give direction when starting a fundraiser. Feel free to take a look a the introductory letter from the kits, or contact us here to get your full kit.
Credit photographs – Heather Wall, Kenya, Africa. Permission to use for classroom projects
Credit photographs – Jasper Richer’s photos of elephants in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Permission to use for classroom projects
Education in action:
If you would like us to do a presentation in front of your classroom or an organization you’re a part of, please contact us to set up a time.
April 11th, 2017 Teaching Empathy
Elephants share many similar emotions as humans – Love is just one!
Teaching empathy to students at #Encanto Elementary in San Diego CA, has spurned them to open an Elephanatics club to help end the crisis facing the African and Asian elephant from poaching and unethical tourism.
April 22nd, 2016 Earth Day
Elephant Earth Day Braemar Elementary School in North Vancouver was a wonderful day for the elephants! Sixty students listened to Elephanatics ‘Saving the Elephant’ in-class presentation about the poaching crisis, given by Fran Duthie – Director of Education. They marched the school shouting: “SAVE ALL ELEPHANTS”! Thank you for your support!
At the annual, “Reading is Fundamental”, event at the University of British Columbia, Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Beta Theta Pi fraternity taught children at University Hill Elementary about the African elephant poaching crisis.
“Saving the Elephant”: The poaching crisis powerpoint in-class presentation done by our Director of Education, Fran, in March 2014:
“Saving the Elephant”: The poaching crisis powerpoint in-class presentation done by our Director of Education, Fran, in February 2015:
“Saving the Elephant”: The poaching crisis powerpoint in-class presentations done by our Director of Education, Fran, and our Chief Program Officer, Andrea, on June 17th, 2015.
The children were surprised to hear that ivory was worth more than gold. They enjoyed learning about the role elephants play as a keystone species, and asked some inquisitive questions, such as:
“If ivory hunting is illegal, why do poachers still hunt? How do people buy ivory if it’s illegal?”
“What does crisis mean and what does poaching mean?”
“Are elephants colourblind?”
“How do elephants get food?” They were shocked to hear elephants are herbivores.
“Why don’t poachers just shave off end of tusks instead of killing the animal?”
Reference Elementary Lesson 2 above for answer to – “Are elephants colourblind?”