The NFL and the American Heart Association, working together with Discovery Education, have teamed-up to host a fun, interactive, and free virtual field trip designed to promote physical activity and heart health.
If your goal as an educator is to teach young people about the benefits of exercise, you could hardly ask for better partners.
You can experience the Virtual Field Trip with your students by directly live streaming it to your classroom on January 31, 2017 at 1PM EDT/12:00 PM CT/10AM PDT. After that, it will be archived for viewing at your convenience. Please note: No special equipment is needed to view this event online. All you need is an internet-connected computer (and a way to share with students, i.e. projector and speakers).
During the presentation, Doctor Mercedes Carnethon of the American Heart Association will demonstrate the science behind the cardio and strength exercises that NFL players Whitney Mercilus and Christian Covington use stay fit and active. Students will also get an inside look at the Houston Texans’ practice facility and The Health Museum, and after that there will be some guided physical activity that can be done right in the classroom.
To register for this free event, visit the official NFL Play 60 Challenge website, where you’ll also find a helpful collection of standards-based classroom resources (for grades 6-8) available free for download.
—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio
Images: American Heart Association, Inc./NFL Enterprises LLC
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