March

Desert Adaptations at Anza Borrego Desert State Park (Grades: All) March 9 at 12pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
What does it take to survive the desert? What challenges would you need to overcome? Let’s explore the adaptations plans and animals have to live in such a unique environment!
Space is limited.


Springtime in the Desert! (Grades: All) March 9 at 2pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Spring time comes early to the desert. The days are getting warmer, and winter rains have fueled new growth. Let’s see which plants and animals are springing into action!
Space is limited.


Weather with Bill Walsh from Live 5 (All Ages) March 10 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event


A Plant’s Life (Grades 1-4) March 10 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex hosted by Longwood Gardens. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Explore the life cycle of a plant from seed to flower. Tour behind-the-scenes at Longwood and discover how our horticulturalists prepare our spectacular displays.
(This webinar is ideally for 1st-4th grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


Virtual Classroom: Fish (Grades K-3) March 15 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex hosted by Texas State Aquarium. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Let’s talk fishes LIVE from the Texas State Aquarium as your students observe, compare and contrast the diversity of fishes in Aquarium habitats. Together, we’ll differentiate between fish body shapes, infer how shapes help them survive and thrive in their habitats, and create a special fish drawing.
(This webinar is ideally for K-3rd grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


The Process of Paleontology (Grades: 3-8) March 16 at 12:10pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom hosted by the Museum of the Rockies. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Lots of kids dream of becoming a paleontologist but may not truly understand what the job entails! Learn all about the process of paleontology – from discovering fossils in the field to mounting dinosaurs for display – with Paleontology Lab & Field Specialist Scott Williams.
(This webinar is ideally for 3rd – 8th grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


Landforms and Geology at Anza Borrego Desert State Park (Grades: All) March 16 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Anza-Borrego is a geologist dreamland! Let’s explore the types of rocks that create beautiful desert landforms, and how they have changed over time.
Space is limited.


Cool Coyotes (Grades K-7th) March 16 at 2pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Dog or Cat? Predator or prey? Trickster or Wise One? Join us for a howling good time as we learn why these animals are an important part of the ecosystem, from desert to mountains, to your own backyard!
(This webinar is ideally for K-7th grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


All About Manatees (Grades: All) March 17 at 4pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Space is limited.


Designing Central Park (Grades 4-12) March 18 at 11am

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom hosted by The Central Park Conservancy. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Why does Central Park look the way it does? Students will learn about the competition to design Central Park and explore some of the entries, including the winning Greensward plan. They will then learn how Central Park has changed over time and consider what parks should look like today. 
(This webinar is ideally for 4th-12th grade but all are welcome)


Alaska Animals (Grades K – 3) March 18 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex hosted by BLM Campbell Creek Science Center. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
What animals are found in Alaska? Where do they live? How do they survive? Students use reasoning and problem solving to discover why animals have different adaptations.
(This webinar is ideally for K-3rd grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


Hissing Cockroach (Grades K – 5) March 19 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Get up close and personal with MiSci’s crawly, but definitely not creepy, hissing cockroach colony! We’ll discuss animal adaptations, classification, and food webs in this virtual animal encounter.
(This webinar is ideally for K-5th grade but all are welcome)

Space is limited.


VIRTUAL CAREER EXPLORATION FAIR (Grades 8 – 12) March 23 at 9am – 5pm

Free!
This is a virtual event hosted by JA IGNITE and presented by AllState. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
We invite all 8th-12th grade students in the Charlotte Region to join us. Students can explore opportunities with more than 100 local businesses, colleges, and government agencies. The career fair includes gamification and leaderboards to increase student interaction.
(This webinar is ideally for 8th-12th grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


Think Like an Anthropologist! (Grades: All) March 23 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex hosted by the Penn Museum. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Artifacts share clues that help us learn about world cultures. Step into the role of an anthropologist to unpack interesting information that artifacts can tell us, just by using your eyes. Learn the skills to de-code secrets about artifacts by closely observing, questioning, and talking about them. Bring along a pencil and a paper to track your field notes as we look closely at objects from South Asian countries.
Space is limited.


My Journey Beneath the Waves (Grades: All) March 24 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex hosted by Australian Environmental Education. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
My Journey Beneath the Waves: Diving in Australia takes you on an exploration of the marine environment. The southern waters around Australia are home to a variety of habitats including kelp beds and sponge gardens. These are wonderful place to dive and discover the diversity of animals that live there. I will share some of my favorite diving stories with you and highlight some of the amazing animals.
Space is limited.


Butterflies in Our Backyard (Grades: All) March 30 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Space is limited.


Chocolate; from Treasure to Treat (Grades: 4-8) March 31 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex hosted by the Royal Botanical Gardens. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
From cacao to chocolate – rainforest treasure to luscious treat. Chocolate has been many things to many people over the years. Learn about the life cycle of the Cacao tree, then journey through history to get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we call chocolate. From the time of the Mayans and Aztecs, to pre-industrial Europe and finally to the present, explore how humans have used and processed these bitter tasting seeds. Finally discover the role and impact of chocolate on the rainforest ecosystems where it grows. During the videoconference, test your knowledge of chocolate while learning about this amazing plant and its history.
(This webinar is ideally for 4th -8th grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


April

America’s Presidents (Grades 4-6) April 1 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
The National Portrait Gallery is proud to hold the only complete collection of presidential portraits outside of the White House. This program introduces students to the “America’s Presidents” exhibition and investigates the diverse ways in which presidents have been portrayed in portraiture over the past two centuries.
(This webinar is ideally for 4th-6th grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


Bug Bites (Grades 3-8) April 7 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Bugs for dinner?! This program reveals how common bug-eating really is in our own lives and in other cultures around the world!  Bone(less) appétit! 
(This webinar is ideally for 3rd-8th grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


Pollination Investigation (Grades: 3-5) April 8 at 1:50pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Students will discover what pollination is and how important it is to all ecosystems. Looking at the relationship between plants and pollinators, participants will see how they have influenced each other and will be challenged to create their own perfect pollinator.
(This webinar is ideally for 3rd-5th grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


Pollination Partners (Grades All) April 14 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Are insects and birds able to pollinate the same plant? Why is pollination beneficial? For the answers to these and many other questions, join us as we investigate with the live specimens, study skins and models the cooperative relationship between pollinators and the plant kingdom.
Space is limited.


What are National Parks? (Grades All) April 15 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
The National Park Service, established over 100 years ago, strives to protect various resources in over 400 sites across the country. These resources are represented in the National Park Service emblem, which is proudly displayed on the NPS uniform, in Rocky Mountain National Park, and all park sites.
Space is limited.


Sea Lions (Grades All) April 16 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Steller sea lions are endangered. So what can we do to help them? Find out how scientists at the Alaska SeaLife Center help us to learn more about these amazing animals and how we can help them in the wild.
Space is limited.


Nocturnal Animals (Grades All) April 19 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
The Night Life investigates the habits and adaptations of nocturnal animals. During this program, we will identify nocturnal animals, discuss nocturnal animal adaptations, and even have up-close encounters with some of our nocturnal education animal ambassadors.
Space is limited.


Aztec (Grades All) April 20 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
The Aztec people created beautiful pottery with detailed designs showing humans, animals, parts of nature, and geometric designs. Discover why archaeologists think that ceramic stamps may have been used by artists to decorate pottery, clothing, or bodies. Then draw along to create a geometric design found on an ancient Aztec stamp!
Space is limited.


Earth Day Science (Grades K-2) April 21 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Ever wonder about the trash that just one Happy Meal creates? Dissect a real Happy Meal with us and find out! Discover how long common items take to decompose. Use sign language to sing a song about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Create a “Trash Troll” litter bag for your car!
(This webinar is ideally for K-2nd grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


Earth Day Science (Grades K-2) April 21 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Ever wonder about the trash that just one Happy Meal creates? Dissect a real Happy Meal with us and find out! Discover how long common items take to decompose. Use sign language to sing a song about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Create a “Trash Troll” litter bag for your car!
(This webinar is ideally for K-2nd grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


Komodo National Park (Grades 3-6) April 22 at 12pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. On this virtual field trip, we’re headed to Komodo National Park. We will be exploring under the Flores Sea to investigate some of the world’s healthiest coral reefs.
Space is limited.


Rabbit Science (Grades K-2) April 26 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Enjoy a funny rabbit story. Then explore how adaptations help rabbits survive! How do their ears, feet, and teeth help them escape?
(This webinar is ideally for K-2nd grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


Virtual Tour of Thailand April 27 at 1pm


Free!
This virtual tour will be streamed through Webex. On this virtual field trip, we are taking you to the Tiger Cave Temple in Thailand. At this Buddhist temple, we’ll explore the cave and climb to the top of the cliffs to get a sweeping view of the landscape. We’ll also learn about some of the economics of Buddhist temples and how they are supported.
Space is limited.


Green Practices (Grades: All) April 28 at 10am

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
Join the North Carolina Zoo Team as they explore the green practices at the Zoo and beyond.
Space is limited.


May

Elephant Nature Park May 3 at 12pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. During this show, we’ll take you to the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. You’ll be introduced to the Asian Elephant and the tourism industry that thrives off of this magnificent animal. Is it good or bad for the Elephants? You decide!
Space is limited.


Bees (Grades: 3-6) May 5 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Zoom. You will receive a link in your email to view the live event.
In this empowering program presented via interactive video conference, participants compare three types of bees, discover why bees are important, investigate their population decline, and generate ideas to help conserve and restore their numbers!
(This webinar is ideally for 3nd-6th grade but all are welcome)
Space is limited.


Tour of Canada Part 1 May 12 at 1pm

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. Join this virtual field trip for a tour of Canada’s capital, Ottawa. Originally called Bytown, Ottawa was later chosen to be the capital of Canada by Queen Victoria. On this VFT, we’ll see the home of the government, markets, and a light show when the sun goes down.
Space is limited.


Tour of Canada Part 2 May 19 at 11am

Free!
This is a virtual field trip via Webex. Join this virtual field trip for a tour of Canada’s capital, Ottawa. Originally called Bytown, Ottawa was later chosen to be the capital of Canada by Queen Victoria. On this VFT, we’ll see the home of the government, markets, and a light show when the sun goes down.
Space is limited.