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.

These sessions are only open to school districts that participate in the Distance Learning CoSer. For more information, please contact Carrie Oliver or Karen Insley.

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 Session

Battle of Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary

Presented by National Museum of the Pacific War

Grades: 5-12

Cost: FREE

Date: February 21

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

Join the National Museum of the Pacific War for an interactive presentation commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. Hear from a WWII veteran as he shares his experiences of landing in the first wave with the 5th Marine Division at the base of Mt. Suribachi on February 19, 1945. The program will also include museum staff providing additional information on the 36 day struggle, photographs, video footage, and artifacts connected to the Battle of Iwo Jima.

RECORDING - Can't join us live on February 21st? No problem! You will be sent a link to access the recording within 1-3 business days after the live program.

February Events


Presented by Fort Worth Zoo

Grades: PreK-6

Cost: FREE

Date: February 28

Time: 11-11:40 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.

NOTE: Each class can submit one animal-related question they'd like answered live to education@fortworthzoo.org. Questions will be drawn at random and, due to time, not all questions will be answered in the program. Please include your school's name, grade level, and teacher's name with your class question.

RECORDING - Can't join us live on February 28th? No problem! You will be sent a link to access the recording within 1-3 business days after the live program.

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Resistance in Dallas: Civil Rights and Kennedy's Legacy

Presented by Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Grades: 5-12

Cost: $100

Available ONLY by request.

One of the longest and most prominent civil rights demonstrations in Dallas occurred at the downtown Piccadilly Cafeteria from May 30 to July 2, 1964. Despite the presence of peaceful protesters for 28 consecutive days, cafeteria management would not permit African-American customers to order food until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law. Through photographs, oral histories, speeches, and documents from The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, find out how African-American protesters used the assassination of President Kennedy as inspiration for their freedom struggle and how Dallas' desegregation efforts connected to the national effort to secure civil rights.

The African-American Cowboy

Presented by Old Jail Art Center

Grades: 2-3 & 4-6

Cost: $65

Dates: February 11 or 13

Times: 11-11:45 a.m., 12-12:45 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m., or 3-3:45 p.m. EST

Also available by request.

This African-American Heritage Month, join the Old Jail Art Center as we celebrate three important figures in American History. In this program, students will explore the lives and stories of accomplished cowboys from the Old American West - Nat Love, Bill Pickett, and Bose Ikard.

Practicing both listening comprehension and visual thinking skills, students will make guided notes and comments throughout a multi-media presentation which examines the influence of these historical figures within both cowboy culture and the era of manifest destiny.

Following the presentation, students will then examine and discuss artifacts from the museum archives to review the idea of a SYMBOL and infer various American values that each may express (such as individualism, ingenuity, and personal freedom).

At the conclusion of the program, students will create a boot and spur craft, influenced by the traditional cowboy dress. This craft will include the composition of a brief Acrostic Poem inspired by the life of one of the reviewed figures.

A Celebration of African-American Artists

Presented by Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Grades: 3-8

Cost: $75 (FREE for Texas schools)

Dates: February 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, or 28

Times: Check event schedule for times posted on desired date.

Also available by request.

In honor of Black History Month, explore the Amon Carter’s collection to learn about the invaluable contributions of African-American artists in art history. Experience the work of artists using a variety of media across time periods and geography. Meet Carter Community Artists Christopher Blay and Lauren Cross, who are contributing to the lively art scene in Texas today.

Texas and the Civil War

Presented by Bullock Texas State History Museum

Grades: 4-12

Cost: FREE

Dates: February 19 or 28; March 9, 17, or 25; April 8 or 23; May 8, 19, or 28

Times: 11-11:50 a.m., 12-12:50 p.m., or 2-2:50 p.m. EST

Also available by request.

Why did the United States divide and go to war against itself? How did this affect families, the economy, and enslaved people? What battles were fought within Texas' borders and what toll did these battles take on the soldiers? A Museum educator will lead students as they search for evidence from artifacts and paintings. A special guest from the past, Major General Granger, will tell his story about how his reading of the Emancipation Proclamation brought about the end of slavery in Texas.

Jacob's Ladder: African-American History Month

Presented by Old Jail Art Center

Grades: 4-8

Cost: $75

Date: February 21

Times: 11-11:45 a.m., 12-12:45 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m., or 3-3:45 p.m. EST

Also available by request.

Celebrate African-American Heritage with music and art! Investigate the significance of the story of Jacob's Ladder in African-American culture during the time of slavery. Listen to a historical spiritual/folk song and examine the painting "Jacob's Dream," by W.M. Kelly Fearing.

Students will participate in a discussion of their hopes and dreams for the future and then illustrate those dreams on rungs of an actual wooden Jacob's Ladder toy.

We All Live Downstream

Presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Grades: 5-12

Cost: FREE

Date: January 29

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

Every living thing needs water and, in Texas, we all live downstream. Learn about the hydrologic cycle, the importance of water, and what you can do to protect it.

RECORDING - Can't join us live on January 29th? No problem! You will be sent a link to access the recording within 1-3 business days after the live program.

Read with Us: Sea Turtles

Presented by Texas State Aquarium

Grades: Prek-2

Cost: FREE

Date: January 31

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


Your students will enjoy an animal-themed story and then virtually meet the superstar animal of the book. Read along, make animal observations, recall facts, and investigate biofacts. Students will observe sea turtle biofacts and get an up-close look at our resident sea turtles through real-time cameras.

Scientists in Action: Wild Weather [FREE]

Presented by Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Grades: 4-12

Cost: FREE


04/09/2020 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 04/08/2020)

04/09/2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (Registration Deadline: 04/08/2020)
04/09/2020 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM (Registration Deadline: 04/08/2020)
04/09/2020 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM (Registration Deadline: 04/08/2020)

Scientists in Action connects students with scientists while they are in their field site or research lab. The weather can appear to change in an instant: 70 degrees at lunchtime, snow at dinner. Wind, hail, tornadoes, and more seem to sometimes come out of nowhere, wreaking havoc and leaving destruction in their wake. As surprising as severe storms can be, they aren’t entirely unpredictable. Atmospheric scientists like Dr. Karen Kosiba from the Center for Severe Weather Research use specialized tools to study how destructive weather forms and predict storms before they happen, making wild weather a little less scary. Join Dr. Kosiba for a live look at the tools and methods she uses to study the skies. Your students’ questions will guide our exploration.

Science Below Zero

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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.

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