Borneo: The Symphony of the Rainforest

Virtual field trip video, grades 3–8



What does sound tell us about the world’s wildest places? To find out, join science writer Justine Hausheer on a Virtual Field Trip to Borneo, the third largest island in the world. We’ll explore a compelling question: How can we use science and acoustic technology to care for the land and protect the plants and animals in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions?

Students will learn how experts are using cutting-edge science to find out how healthy the rainforest is—and to discover where it needs some help! Scientists at The Nature Conservancy have developed ways to record and listen to the sounds of the forest to determine how many different animal species live there. Students will get to see the amazing wildlife of the Indonesian rainforest while learning about innovative scientific methods that are helping protect nature.

Published November 2016