Visit "Archie" and company from your classroom! No need to schedule transportation, pack a lunch or even leave your school when you visit us on a Virtual Field Trip. Our educators and scientists interact with your students on a variety of science and natural history topics through our live, interactive videoconferencing programs. Classes are designed to fit within your schedule, curriculum needs and are aligned with science standards. Many of our programs include a physical kit with hands-on materials to enhance your visit.
Like a scientist we’ll start with what you know, then ask a lot of questions as we travel our Hall of Nebraska Wildlife exhibit. Listen to identify animal sounds, explore animal behavior, check out habitats, investigate survival senses – it's a zoological adventure!
Uncover a mystery – paleontology style! Working together we’ll dig deep into the tale told by fossil teeth and discover clues to middle America's ancient climate and habitats known to our very own elephants!
TUSKER POWER! General Public 30 minutes long Nebraska fee: $50 | Other: $100
Step Right Up! See wild elephants who once freely roamed America’s heartland. Explore these prehistoric pachyderm’s world and amazing lives recorded in their fossilized teeth. Come eye to eye with the world’s largest mounted mammoth. “Meet” the scientists who discovered them!
Evolution Examined reinforces the main concepts of evolution: variation, inheritance, selection and time by investigating current research with real scientists. Discover how evolution applies to our personal lives and the environment around us.
Virtual Field Trip Details:
call for fee
MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 30 students
SIGN-UP: 2-3 weeks advance notice appreciated
KITS: Mailed to you prior to the scheduled virtual field trip. You are responsible for the return mailing costs of kits.
TECHNOLOGY DELIVERY MODE:
· We utilize a Nebraska Video Conferencing Network (NVCN) bridge.
· H.323 IP (Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize, etc.), Zoom or Jabber connections
· We conduct an audio/video test 48 hours prior to program date.
Please contact us if you have questions about your technology needs.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Don’t let cost be a barrier! Support may be available for your class. Call the Museum Reservations Office at 402-472-6302 for more information.
RESCHEDULING: If a virtual field trip needs to be rescheduled due to unforeseen technical or weather events, we will try to reschedule within the following two weeks at no extra charge.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to the scheduled virtual field trip. Failure to cancel in advance will result in being charged the full price of the program. There is no charge if your program is canceled due to weather or unforeseen technical problems.
SCHEDULING A VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP: Reserve by phone 402-472-6302 or via firstname.lastname@example.org Please be ready with the following information:
· Desired Class Title
· Chosen date (or range of possibilities) · Time of Virtual Field Trip
· School Name
· Teacher Name · Teacher Contact Info (phone and email)
· Grade Level
· Number of students in your class
· Mailing Address (no P.O. Box)
· IP Number
Concurrent virtual field trips are encouraged within a school. We request classes be held on same day. Fees will be negotiated. For specific class information contact Annie Mumgaard