Choose your adventure: virtual field trips, no permission slips required

Student engaging in virtual field trip on his computer

Published: September 10th, 2020

The way of learning in the world is changing, that much is true. What is not changing however is the curiosity of our students, both in and out of the classroom. Is a field trip out of the question?? No way!

The beauty of technology allows students in the classroom and at their home the ability to visit all kinds of places. The possibilities are endless, the world is, in fact, your oyster. Grab a seat on the bus for your tour of just a few options for you and your students.

1. We Are Teachers

We Are Teachers has created a list of 25 amazing virtual field trips. Some of those include:

  • Slime in Space
  • Zoo Cam-Zoo Atlanta’s Panda Cam
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • The Farm
  • A Planetarium
  • Volcanoes

The list goes on. Visit their website for direct links, as well as free printables.

2. Discovery Education

Discovery Education has live Virtual Field Trips or you can watch them on-demand later. Each no-cost virtual field trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities! Here, you can search by keyword or subject area.

3. Natural Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation gives students, teachers, and parents the ability to get up close and personal with our national parks. The pictures are incredible and you will not be disappointed.

I hope you enjoyed your short but meaningful virtual field trip adventure. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show any time from the comfort of your own home or classroom! For more tips on preparing for back to school, check out these ideas for creating a virtual scavenger hunt.