I am super excited about this new digital learning partnership that the California Academy of Sciences has begun with the amazing Khan Academy. For those that don't know, the Khan Academy is an online school where millions of students learn everything from basic math to python programming to art history. All for free!
The Cal Academy has chosen to focus on one of our key priorities: biodiversity, offering a fun, engaging multi-part course on this subject. Check out one of the introductory videos for a flavor of what you can learn about.
Right now there are two tutorials available:
- Why is biodiversity important?
- Where is biodiversity found?
Five more will be added later in the year. I love the metaphor of exploring different "islands" to get to the different topic areas.
Head to the Khan Academy site to get started. I can't wait to get my learning on.
- California Academy of Sciences Partners with Khan Academy to Launch New Online Course [Press release]
- Why does biodiversity matter for childhood leukemia? [Khan Academy]