Celebrate Earth Day with a special screening of clips from STRAWS, a powerful documentary focused on the growing plastic pollution crisis. Classrooms will see highlights of this film and meet producer/director, Linda Booker, who will help students explore why the elimination of single-use plastics is so important to the well-being of our planet.
Sparked by research that plastic straws are now among the top-five beach litter item collected, STRAWS outlines how billions of non-recyclable plastic straws litter streets and wash into the ocean. During this Virtual Viewing Party, students will learn about the impact straws are having on the environment and its inhabitants and discover how they can make a big impact with simple actions.
A virtual viewing party is a shared viewing experience of a special Discovery Education video. The Earth Day virtual viewing party features a special screening of clips from the film STRAWS, which will help students explore why the elimination of single-use plastics is so important to the well-being of our planet.
Thousands of classrooms will participate in this viewing party simultaneously. First time? Read our FAQs for additional information. The content and activities are suitable for all grades but we always recommend a preview to determine whether the content suits your needs.
During this VVP your students will learn:
Linda Booker | Producer, Director | STRAWS
“Before diving into the research for this project, I didn’t realize something as small as a plastic straw was such a significant litter and ocean pollution problem,” said Booker. “My goal for this documentary is to make people think about how small habits can add up to a huge impact. Removing plastic straws is a tangible, simple change people and businesses can do that can truly help make a difference.”
The content and activities are suitable for all grades but we always recommend a preview to determine whether the content suits your needs. Having trouble viewing the live video? Try our in-product video or this Vimeo link.
What if we are participating in the on-demand event?
Your class can watch the video at any time and join the discussion independently. If you are participating on-demand, you may want to have students review the Earth Day Padlet or Twitter discussion to compare ideas and make connections. You can also use the suggested resources below to support your discussions.
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We’ve created a collection of activities for K-12 classrooms to drive discussion, ignite student’s natural curiosity and connect the content in the virtual viewing party to your curriculum.
Interested in accessing the footage and resources from this Earth Day Virtual Viewing Party after April 22? Log in and search the Earth Day Content Collection. Not a Discovery Education user? No problem. Request a demo.
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