Joel Sartore, a National Geographic photographer and conservationist, wants everyone to think about the serious consequences of species extinction. Joel is taking portraits of animals in zoos and animal rescue centers around the world, creating a one-of-a-kind photo collection of wildlife. The National Geographic Photo Ark is a time capsule for future generations and a platform for bringing attention to the vast, and growing, number of endangered animals in the world today.
Use the resources on this page to teach about the amazing animals in the Photo Ark, highlight the importance of storytelling in conservation, and empower students to spread the word about species extinction. In the words of Joel, “Let’s save together!"
Use these activities to highlight the importance of conservation and storytelling.
Teach your students about crazy animal adaptations, inspire them to think critically about species extinction, and encourage them to develop their own opinions about conservation.