Window to the World

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Elementary students can now view live scenes of Yellowstone National Park, the San Diego Zoo, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and other sites, through a new school library project, called Scraggy’s Window to the World.

The initiative, organized by librarian Selinda Moore and funded by a Royal Education Foundation grant, aims to bring lessons to life by enabling students to observe the places they are studying. For example, second-graders studying American symbols can watch live video of the Washington, DC bald eagle nest.

The live video feed is featured on a large screen television outside the school’s library and can be viewed by students throughout the day.

“Whether the live video is from another country, a distant city, sporting event or national park, these cyber field trips will enhance our students’ educational experience,” said Moore. “Students will gain a broader perspective of the world that they might not otherwise have.”