Upcoming Virtual Field Trips

Distance Learning from CA BOCES

Schedule a Virtual Field Trip

Please complete the Online Virtual Field Trip/Collaboration Request Form at least six weeks in advance and be as specific as possible. In order to research, coordinate, and schedule virtual field trips/collaborations, we need the information from the request form.

Carrie Oliver, 716-376-8270, carrie_oliver@caboces.org

Karen Insley, 716-376-8281, karen_insley@caboces.org

Attention: There is a new link to use for requesting trips. I apologize for the inconvenience. The form is now up on our website. It is linked below. Please let me know if you have any questions or issues. Thank you.

Did you know?

We now have zoom kits available for teachers to check out so that you can participate in interavtive zoom trips? You can book them out at resources.caboces.org. One of our techs will bring them out and set them up right in your classroom! You can also find lots of supplemental resources that can be paired with virtual field trips as well.

Need an account to book resources? Contact: Rachelle Evans, rachelle_evans@caboces.org

Spotlight Sessions!

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The Quiet Crew ASL Club Sessions

Presented by Muskingum Valley ESC

Grades: PreK-6th

Cost: $375/subscription(5 sessions) OR $75 per session

Dates/Times: By Request

Programming available from August 20th- June 1st of each year.

Busy Hands, Busy Brains:

What if we could combine physical movement with muscle memory to produce powerful learning? Sometimes we need to change the way we teach to appeal to a variety of learning styles. Take a minute to consider how whole brain learning concepts can appeal to students and teachers. The Quiet Crew concepts are easily implemented into daily instruction and sprinkled throughout the classroom environment to appeal to kinesthetic intelligence.

Flexible and Convenient:

Teachers can decide dates and times for sessions and complete the classes "live" from the safety of their own classroom.

Online Follow-up and Review:

Using our online ASL portal, classroom teachers can access review videos, activities, and resource materials throughout the year.

Variety of Topics:

Quiet Crew topics are customizable. There are a variety of options to explore including:

The Manual Alphabet (Mini-Series); Numbers; School Environment; School Tools; Circle Time; Calendar; Food/Eating; Kindness/Friendship

Quiet Crew Subscription Details:

  • Quiet Crew Subscriptions are a series of 5 (30-40 minute) interactive lessons per teacher/per classroom.
  • Topics are chosen by participating teacher.
  • Times/dates are chosen by participating teacher. (can be scheduled 1 per day for 1 week or once weekly, etc.)
  • District or building teacher teams can be connected simultaneously.
  • Connections occur via fieldtrip zoom. A web-link will be provided prior to the connection.
  • Subscribers will have anytime access to the “ASL Portal” following the first connection through August 31st.
  • Additional subscriptions or connections can be purchased following the completed subscription to access different topics.

Topics include (modified for grade attending):

  • The Manual Alphabet Subscription: (5-6 letters and 3-5 words beginning with those letters taught each class period)
  • Numbers
  • School Environment
  • School Tools
  • Circle Time
  • Calendar
  • Food/Eating
  • Kindness/Friendship
  • Animals
  • Holiday Vocabulary (Halloween/Fall; Thanksgiving; Christmas; Spring)

Message for more information or use the request form to book.

December Events


Presented by Fort Worth Zoo

Grades: PreK-6

Cost: FREE

Date: December 6

Time: 11:00-11:45 a.m. EST

Join us for an amazing program that's all about the animals. This program features two different live animals and a question-and-answer session with an animal outreach specialist. Discover amazing animal facts as we compare and contrast both animals and learn more about their unique adaptations.

In Depth: Kidney Transplant

Presented by COSI Columbus

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $225


12/12/2019 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Registration Deadline: 11/28/2019)

12/12/2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Registration Deadline: 11/28/2019)

Get an inside look at organ donation! View the surgeon’s perspective in both the donor and recipient surgeries. These videos will feature pre-recorded narration from a doctor from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Transplant Center. Next, speak live with an organ donor about their personal experience. Hear their story, then ask questions about the donation process. Finish with a look into careers in the organ transplant field.

SPECIAL NOTE! Changes from previous version of this program: this program will no longer include live narration from a medical professional. The program length is now 60 minutes. The program fee is now $225. The kit of materials remain unchanged

Christmas Trees - Conifer Biology and Ecology

Presented by Don Harrington Discovery Center

Grades: 6-12

Cost: $45

Date: December 2

Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m. EST

Also available by request.

Conifers are amazing trees that have been around for nearly 300 million years. Found in both the northern and southern hemisphere, these trees are survivors – growing in harsh conditions, competing with the dominant flowering plants, and adapted to fire-prone environments. Learn about conifers, their biology, ecology, and biogeography in this presentation.

The Snow Show

Presented by Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Grades: 1-5

Cost: $75

Dates: December 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17, or 19

Times: 12:00-12:50 p.m., 1:30-2:20 p.m., or 2:30-3:20 p.m. EST



Identify the scientific and mathematical intricacies of individual snowflakes while viewing and discussing how American artists have depicted the beauty and wonder of snow and ice.

Saltwater Fish Hatcheries

Presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Grades: 4-12

Cost: FREE

Date: December 4

Times: 10:00-10:45 a.m., 11:15-12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m., or 2:30-3:15 p.m. EST

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) saltwater fish hatchery. Learn how TPWD is able to captive-spawn red drum, spotted seatrout and southern flounder for restocking efforts in Texas coastal waters.

RECORDING - Can't join us live on December 4th? No problem! You will be sent a link to access the recording within 1-3 business days after the live program..

Squidding Around

Presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Grades: 1-4

Cost: FREE

Date: December 5

Times: 10:00-10:45 a.m. or 11:15-12:00 p.m. EST

What has eight arms and two tentacles, blue blood, and can disappear into a cloud of ink? Glove up and get ready for an ooey-gooey, squid-tastic dissection where we will learn all about the bizarre biology of cephalopods.

RECORDING - Can't join us live on December 5th? No problem! You will be sent a link to access the recording within 1-3 business days after the live program.

Virtual Zoology Lab: Sea Turtles

Presented by Texas State Aquarium

Grades: K-2

Cost: $60

Date: December 6

Times: 10:00-10:30 a.m., 11:00-11:30 a.m., 12:00-12:30 p.m., 1:00-1:30 p.m., 2:00-2:30 p.m., or 3:00-3:30 p.m. EST

Also available by request.

Shells on their backs, live in water, and move slowly… you guessed it, sea turtles! In this Zoology Lab you will observe, collect data, and communicate what you have learned from the sea turtles themselves.

Around the Word with Santa

Presented by The Mariner's Museum

Grades: PreK-2

Cost: $125

Date/Time: By Request

Connect in to the "North Pole" where Santa has agreed to take some time from his busy December schedule to teach students about geography as he talks about his plans for Christmas Eve. Santa will also read "A Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas" to your students. As part of the program, students will be able to complete a passport for Santa so they can remember all of his stops.

A Visit with Mrs. Claus

Presented by CESA 7 Educational Technology Services

Grades: PreK-2

Cost: $85

Date/Time: Message me for the time slots

This program is an introduction to videoconferencing and allows your students the opportunity to visit with Mrs. Santa Claus using technology. She will talk about the tech used to make the connection between the students' school and the North Pole. Children will have the opportunity to ask questions about her, Santa Claus, reindeer, and the North Pole. (Factual information will be given whenever possible.) In order to make the best use of the time, Please have children think about or write down questions ahead of time and select those who will ask them.Mrs. Claus will do her best to answer as many questions as possible, but time constraints usually mean not all children will get a chance to ask a question. Listening and questioning skills will be reviewed by Mrs. Claus. After questions, they will hear an age-appropriate story and finally wrap up their visit with a fun song and dance. NOTE: If you have a request for a specific story, please inform Mrs. Claus prior to the program date/time. Also, if students are making return visits, please let her know.

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Field Trip Zoom Zone

Please note: All trips need to be booked through Carrie Oliver @ CA BOCES with the exception of Field Trip Zoom Zone Events.

FieldTripZoom Zone is the live event calendar where you “tune into” live educational broadcast with many other classrooms.

Step 1: Register Your Account

1) Go to www.fieldtripzoom.com and register your account. Click Free Sign-Up.

2) Click Register, and an email will be sent to your email address where you will click on it to “activate” your account. Please use your school email address.

3) Next go back to www.fieldtripzoom.com and Log In to your account. Once logged in you will be asked to complete your profile. This is a one-time set up of your profile.

Step 2: Find Your Live Event

1) Once logged in, you can navigate to your FieldTripZoom Zone calendar of subject areas. Also, you can search for programs by grade range and subject area by clicking from the search menu. Click on any subject area to expand to the program details.

**Make sure you are in the Zone calendar (not class) when booking events.**

Zone Calendar

Step 3: Book Your Event

1) Click on the BOOK button to schedule a program. An email will be sent to your email address with the information to connect to the program.

2) Save the email or add the program to your Google Calendar.

3) You do not have to cancel the event if you cannot attend it. You can view the recording at a later date.

Quiet Crew ASL Club