The Deserts and Grasslands of Africa

Virtual field trip video, grades 3–8



Learn how people and nature work together in the deserts and grasslands of Africa during this virtual field trip hosted by scientist Charles Oluchina. During this field trip, you will discover the importance of grasslands and learn how ecotourism has benefited both people and Kenya’s majestic wildlife. You will also visit Burkina Faso and learn how one African farmer invented an ingenious method to help restore forestlands that had been lost to desertification. The field trip is geared towards grades 3-8 in the areas of science and geography. Download the teacher's guide for post-viewing discussion questions and related resources.


Teacher's Guide


ecotourism, desertification

Published January 2015, updated July 2016