Upcoming Virtual Field Trips

Videoconferencing from CA BOCES Distance Learning

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To 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.


Virtual Field Trip Request Form


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

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

Search for more trip opportunities:

Center for Interactive Learning (CILC)

CapSpace/Twice

Virtual Expeditions

Collaborations

Connect 2 Texas


Please note: All trips need to be booked through Carrie Oliver @ CA BOCES.

May Events

Math At the Zoo

Presented by Fort Worth Zoo

Grades: 3-5

Cost: $75

Date: May 16, 17, 23 or 24

Times: various times available


Math is used every day at the Fort Worth Zoo! Come inside our park and see how statistics, percents, place value, and measurements are used for the care and well-being of our animals. Students will use actual data on our animals in this lesson. This interactive program includes a live animal presentation!

Animal Encounters: Prickly Porcupines

Presented by Texas Wildlife Association

Grades: K-8

Cost: FREE

Date: May 22

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


Join us and our prickly guest as we clear up some common misconceptions and discuss porcupines' amazing adaptations. These rodents are unique in so many ways, from being nocturnal to being covered in quills; our program will be packed with fun facts. We will also study porcupine structures, their functions, habitats, and compare new world and old world porcupines. Don't miss this great opportunity to see this rarely seen critter!


RECORDING - Can't join us live on May 22th? No problem! You will be sent a link to access the recording within three business days after the live program. The recording can be viewed anytime at your convenience with the registered class.

Hank the Cowdog's Ranch Life Escapades of Cowboys and Horses

Presented by George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Grades: 2-6

Cost: FREE

Dates: May 22 or 23

Times: 11:30-12:30 or 1:30-2:30 EST


Join us as Hank the Cowdog, the Head of Ranch Security, teaches in a fun way about cowboys and horses in a new ranch life book. Saddle up for some fun as everyone's favorite head of Ranch Security gives readers a glimpse into the world of horses and the life of a working cowboy. Hank’s vibrant author John Erickson will sing songs accompanying himself on the banjo and read from various books using the voices of the characters. Reading is exciting with Hank the Cowdog stories! Join us on this ranching life adventure!


RECORDING - Can't join us live on May 22nd or 23rd? No problem! You will be sent a link to access the recording within three business days after the live program. The recording can be viewed anytime at your convenience with the registered class.

Insectigations

Presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Grades: Prek-5

Cost: FREE

Date: May 24

Times: 10:00-10:30, 11:15-11:45, 1:30-2:00 or 2:45-3:15 EST


Insects are among the most common animals on earth with nearly one million species known and many more yet to be discovered. Insects share many characteristics that make them unique creatures. We will capture and share a variety of insects commonly found at Guadalupe River State Park, from grasshoppers and butterflies to damselflies and dragonflies. Your students will learn about their adaptations, diversity and their oh-so-important roles in the natural world.


RECORDING - Can't join us live on May 24th? No problem! You will be sent a link to access the recording within three business days after the live program. The recording can be viewed anytime at your convenience with the registered class.

Seagrass Science

Presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Grades: 4-6

Cost: FREE

Date: May 17

Times: 10:00-10:30, 11:15-11:45, 1:30-2:00 or 2:45-3:15 EST

RECORDING - Can't join us live on May 17? No problem!


Seagrasses are among the most productive ecosystems in the world. Join TPWD Coastal Fisheries staff to learn about Texas seagrasses. We will see each of the different seagrass species found in Texas bays and learn about why seagrass meadows are such an important habitat. We will discuss threats to these plants and what TPWD is doing to help protect them.

What Makes a Good National Anthem? A Star-Spangled Question

Presented by Timeline Studio by the Maryland Historical Society

Grades: 4-9

Cost: $125

Date: By Request (Tuesday through Thursday only)

Times: By Request


The Star Spangled Banner, the U.S. National Anthem, was penned in Baltimore to celebrate a victory over the British during the War of 1812. An important symbol of a country, a national anthem is meant to help foster patriotism, unify the people, and represent a nation's values to the rest of the world. But how does a song do that? During this interactive lesson, students are asked to analyze the lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner and then compare and contrast our national anthem with the national anthems of other countries and other American patriotic songs.

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.

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Contact Us

For questions or to schedule a virtual field trip, please contact us.