Upcoming Virtual Field Trips

Distance Learning from CA BOCES

Most trips currently a pre-scheduled. You can register yourself, or I can register you. If you would like me to register you please use the request form. Thank you.

If you have questions please contact Carrie Oliver.

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 and it is linked below. Please let me know if you have any questions or issues. Thank you.

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Free Programming

Zoom FREE Live Streaming Events

Join us for Zoom Free Programming!

During this school year Zoom is sponsoring at least 2 streaming programs per month on CILC! These programs are presented by some of our TOP content providers at no cost to all CILC members. Check out the variety of topics, times and grade levels here.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Science at Home!

Looking for recorded lessons on Science and Experts in the field? Check out the recorded lessons from Cleveland Museum Of Natural History and Science!

Recorded Scentist Interviews: Here

Additional Recorded sessions: Here


We all want to help each other in times of trouble.

CILC and its wonderful content providers have come together to provide core curriculum every day of the week for homebound students in grades K–6th. We are offering, free of charge, interactive, live-streamed programs daily Monday to Friday. The programs are delivered by our highly professional content providers.

Please register, by Grade Level, by clicking on the button below each section. Once you have registered you will receive an email from Zoom with connection information in it. You also will get a reminder 24 hours before the event and 1 hour before the event.

ATTENTION EDUCATORS: It is important for each student to be registered by their parent rather than you. Each sign up generates a unique link to join the program and sharing links can cause issues.

Check our YouTube Channel for recordings of the programs you missed!

CILC Virtual Learning Experiences for Adults! FREE through May 22

Sharks Alive!

SHARKS ALIVE - livestream shark training

Free programming and registration links - https://www.seatrek.tv/


Join us at the top of Mote Aquarium's shark habitat for a live, narrated shark training and feeding session.

Bonus media and lesson plans: https://www.seatrek.tv/lessons/sharks-alive

Recommended for Ages (Grades): 8–18 (3rd–12th) + Lifelong Learners
Format: Interactive Video Lesson (It's easy to connect)

Animals in this lesson: game fish, reef fish, sharks, rays

Keywords: adaptation, anatomy, behavior, biodiversity, buoyancy, cartilage, climate change, conservation, elasmobranch, endangered, extinction, gills, habitat, husbandry, positive reinforcement, predator, species, taxonomy, training, vertebrate

10:30 - Standby. A/V checks.
10:40 - Program starts. Introductions and overview of Mote's research history and current shark research projects.
10:50 - Role of sharks in their ecosystems
10:55 - What you can do to help (conservation)
11:00 - Live demonstration of shark husbandry (training and care) and conversation with our aquarium biologist
11:10 - Open Questions and Answers
Total time: up to 45 mins

Participate in a virtual shark training session with our ocean experts; identify reasons why we train sharks and other animals in human care; discover husbandry and training techniques biologist use to manage animals in human care; learn about the technology we use to study sharks in the ocean; engage in a discussion with our ocean experts about sharks or other ocean animals; develop an appreciation for sharks and their important ecological roles.

Note: this is a new format for us, so please bear with us during any technical challenges. For the safety and security of our participants, we will be muting particiapnt audio and video during the program. We will primarily use the Zoom chat space for interactions. Please have your questions ready. A recording will be made of the program (for internal security purposes).


You can choose to attend one or more of the following sessions.

[ ]Apr 20, 2020 10:30 AM
[ ]Apr 27, 2020 10:30 AM
[ ]May 11, 2020 10:30 AM
[ ]May 18, 2020 10:30 AM
[ ]May 25, 2020 10:30 AM

Time shows in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

NEW Digital Programming from Lee Richardson Zoo


Pre-recorded; so that the program can fit into digital learning schedules!

Meet Next Generation Science Standards!

Allow for customization!

Visit https://www.youtube.com/user/LeeRichardsonZoo/feed to access all of our current programs.

Need an activity sheet to complement the program, please visit our Facebook page where the activity sheets are in the comments of each video. https://www.facebook.com/LeeRichardsonZoo/

Additionally, if you would like to add a FREE 15 minute Q & A to go along with the Lee Richardson Zoo Easy Access Digital Program; contact zoo.education@gardencityks.us.

Connect2Texas Unique Learning Experiences

Click here to check them out and register.

Please note: Connect2Texas sessions are Central time, which is an hour behind Eastern time.

If you would prefer I register you for these sessions please fill out the request form.

Thank you.

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.

Follow us @CABOCESit and @NYSDLC on Twitter

Throughout the school year, We will tweet about upcoming programs, post pictures, and tag participating schools. Please consider joining our Twitter family and sharing your program pictures and experiences. We love hearing from you!

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