(Here are some impressions we had during the meeting, gathered in two small videos:)
In September 2012 students from class 8d at Realschule Sundern, Germany, started their education in learning how to prepare PowerPoint- Presentations. They chose the topic "American National Parks" and all small students groups finally had to present this great park in the USA. While doing this and searching for information concerning the parks they gathered a lot of questions they didn't get an answer for.
Their English teacher, Mrs Wahle, herself confirmed after she had read the written comments of the students that they had learned a lot by a maximum of listening practice and understanding.
Mrs Taylor admitted during the aftershow meeting that this had been the first meeting of Yellowstone National Park rangers with a German class and that they are really interested in repeating such events in the future.
The rangers of the Yellowstone National Park are running 4 meetings a day with classes at schools using Skype. So it usually takes some time to get a date.
Thanks to Elisabeth Taylor for this wonderful meeting and we hope to meet her again in spring 2013.
(c) Reinhard Marx