This week we're going to start with step number one. >> Get them engaged. >> You want to start by getting your kids excited about making a difference. Show your students the vast global network that they are a part of. We're so fortunate to have Doctor [INAUDIBLE] as our founder. Her message of hope and her incredible story are inspiration to everybody. We have a list of resources you can use to share her story, but one example is this video from National Geographic that we're going to show you now. [MUSIC]. >> We have found that after all, there isn't a sharp line dividing humans from the rest of the animal kingdom as we find animals doing things that we in our arrogance used to think was just human. [MUSIC] >> I know that they share our emotions, pleasure, joy, sadness, fear. [MUSIC] [SOUND] [MUSIC] [SOUND] >> I knew there was deforestation going on around the park, but I was not prepared for the absolute devastation. I couldn't just stay in Gombe, watching chimpanzees lead an idyllic life. I had to try and do whatever I could. [MUSIC] But it's not really possible to think about conservation unless you bring the people into the picture. It's where they live, after all. [MUSIC] I'm very determined. [MUSIC] We here, think globally, act locally. Don't, if you think globally you become filled with gloom, but if you take a little piece of this whole picture. My piece, Our piece. This is what I can do here. I'm making a difference. And hi, wow! Their making a difference over there, and so are they, and so are they. And so, gradually the pieces get filled in. And the world is a better place because of you. >> We have also collected amazing examples of service projects from young people all over the world. Sometimes the biggest influence on your young people is seeing others like themselves making a difference and having fun. You can find our favorite videos on the resources page, like this one, called Coyote Clash. [MUSIC] >> Welcome to STEM Magnet Lab. We are a K-8 public school, and we focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. At STEM students practice hands on, experiential, problem based learning. This roots and shoots opportunity allowed us to combine problem based learning, and service learning to teach our life science standards. And so much more. [MUSIC] To figure out where students wanted to put their time and attention, we started out with the community mapping activity. As students discussed the human, animal, and environmental issues in their community, it became clear that they were very passionate about animals, namely Coyotes. [MUSIC] >> Our project is to help people learn to live with Coyotes >> Well, I think that camping is important because there's so many problems with Coyotes, and pets, and human attacks that it's just a huge problem and we're trying out to fix it. [MUSIC] >> Our audience is kindergarteners from STEM Launch and STEM Lab, and also people who can't speak English, people who can't read English and people who can't read at all. [MUSIC] >> Why are you trying to change the current Coyote park sign? >> I'm trying to change this current Coyote sign, because look at it, do you think any little kid or non-reader or even an English learner can read this? I do not think so. [MUSIC] >> Well, I'm trying to teach younger kids how to behave when they're near a Coyote. So this shows a guy turning away from a Coyote which is exactly what you're not supposed to do. [MUSIC] >> I'd like to be a graphic designer because it's really fun. You could like try new things. You can mess around with it. Then right when you get the perfect one you know. >> The third graders voted on their favorite signs and presented these to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. They're anxious to hear back on which signs they choose to print. [MUSIC] Leave me alone, leave me alone, [FOREIGN] [MUSIC] >> After completing the engineering design process in a google presentation about all they learned. The last time for us was to present the Coyote Awareness Campaign to an expert panel. The third graders taught a group of kindergarteners all about Coyotes, and how to safely co-exist,. While a panel including wildlife experts, technology teachers, English language acquisition specialist, and STEM high schoolers, watched and provided some feedback. The third graders also gave the kinder kids a Coyote kit to help them know how to respond. When it was all over, the third graders surveyed kindergarten students to see if they knew how to react when they saw a Coyote. [MUSIC] >> Have some rubbers, cat, what's cat? >> [CROSSTALK] >> [INAUDIBLE] [MUSIC] >> These past two videos are just a couple of examples. But we have a lot of other resources and media that you can use to prep your students. These videos, Jane's story, and examples of other change-makers, can be found in the getting engaged resource document.