The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Discovery Education—the global EdTech leader whose state-of-the-art digital resources nurture student curiosity—invite students and teachers nationwide to participate in Game Plan for the Future: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA. Premiering Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 1:00 PM ET, this free virtual field trip for students in grades 3-8 showcases how STEM concepts are helping the NBA think about sustainability in its arenas and offices and spark an individual’s interest in sustainability to improve the communities in which they are located.

 

 

This unique virtual field trip will take participating students behind the scenes of the LEED Gold-certified facilities of the Golden State Warriors and the Orlando Magic. During these tours, students will learn how these eco-friendly buildings and the technologies within are enhancing the lives of the teams’ neighbors in San Francisco and in downtown Orlando. Then, students will be transported to the NBA headquarters in New York City to meet some of the amazing individuals behind the League’s efforts to support NBA arenas across the league towards a cleaner and more sustainable future. In addition, students on this virtual field trip will meet Orlando Magic Forward Franz Wagner, who will share what he is doing to protect the environment for future generations. Accompanying resources designed for use before, during, and after the VFT help educators integrate this event into classroom instruction. 

Educators interested in registering for this free event should visit the Game Plan for the Future: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA registration page. 

 

 

“The NBA is excited to share with students how STEM skills are helping build the Earth-friendly arenas of the future,” said NBA Vice President of Social Responsibility Barbara Bush. “This innovative look into NBA facilities helps to inspire and encourage students to explore how they can connect classroom lessons in STEM to exciting careers that create even brighter futures for our communities and our planet.” 

Following its premiere on April 18, 2024, Game Plan for the Future: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA will be available on the NBA Channel within Discovery Education Experience, the company’s award-winning learning platform.  

Game Plan for the Future: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA is the latest resource available to educators and students through the NBA’s multiyear collaboration with Discovery Education. This partnership has created many dynamic, action-packed resources that help students explore the world through basketball’s excitement. Among the available resources are immersive virtual field trips, interactive tools, and one-on-one interviews that help students make clear connections to the subjects they’re learning in the classroom. In addition, this collaboration also offers career videos, game footage and statistics, and buzzer-beating content to nurture student curiosity, drive engagement, deepen understanding, and develop future-ready skills. 

 

 

“Discovery Education is incredibly proud to partner once again with the NBA to bring this free, one-of-a-kind event to teachers and students,” said Discovery Education Vice President of Digital Content Robin Porter. “This type of experience has the ability to ignite student curiosity about any number of subjects, and we invite all educators to join us for this exciting virtual field trip.” 

For more information about Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and professional learning solutions visit www.discoveryeducation.com and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through X (formerly Twitter)LinkedInInstagramTikTok, and Facebook.  

 

Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the worldwide EdTech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its multimedia content, instructional supports, innovative classroom tools, and corporate partnerships, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading EdTech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com

 

National Basketball Association

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 214 countries and territories in 60 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2023-24 season featured a record 125 international players from 40 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than 2.3 billion likes and followers globally across all leagues, team and player platforms.  NBA Cares, the NBA’s global social responsibility platform, partners with renowned community-based organizations around the world to address important social issues in the areas of education, inclusion, youth and family development, and health and wellness.