For Educators

Virtual Learning

Visit "Archie" and company virtually! Our educators and scientists interact with participants on a variety of science and natural history topics through live, interactive videoconferencing programs. Programs are designed to fit within your schedule, curriculum or interest areas, and are aligned with state and national science standards. Many of our programs include a physical kit with hands-on materials to enhance your visit.

Search topics below by curricular area or grade level. Adult and out-of-school time programs are available too!

SCHOLARSHIPS
Thanks to the generous gifts from the Roger's Foundation and the Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum, Nebraska K-12 teachers can be considered for scholarship funding to cover a Virtual Field Trip. Complete the “Description of Need” section within the Virtual Field trip reservation form.


Science Chat Special
Ariel the Anthropologist:
Learning to Research in the collections of UNSM

Only available on Friday, December 3, 2021 
9:30 a.m. (CST) │10:30 a.m. (CST)
Only $100 per building/per time

Dinglehopper, snarfblat, and hunkajunk. These are just a few of the thingamabobs that Ariel the mermaid collected from a world she did not know. Join us to actively learn the research process anthropologists use to understand objects in our own collection. We will be joined by several scientists who will lead us through this fun process. The skills we cover will be transferrable for your own classroom discoveries. Register here>>


Curricular Area

Grade Level

Learners of All Ages


Program Fees

REGULAR PROGRAM FEES: 15 minutes: 30 minutes: 45 minutes:
In Nebraska (Schools, Libraries, Educational non-profit):
$80 $100
Outside of Nebraska and/or CILC Member:
$100 $125
CILC Premier Member:
$90 $100
SCIENCE CHAT FEE: $35



Program Details

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 30 participants

SIGN-UP: Two weeks advance notice recommended. Three weeks advance notice recommended for virtual programs that include a physical kit (Elephants in Your Backyard, Horse Evolution, and Evolution Examined).

KITS: Mailed to you prior to the scheduled virtual field trip. You are responsible for the return mailing costs of kits.

TECHNOLOGY DELIVERY MODE:
Zoom, H323 IP (Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize, etc.)
Audio/Video tests by request only.
Please contact us if you have questions about your technology needs.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Don’t let cost be a barrier! Support may be available for classrooms in Nebraska. Email the Museum Reservations Office at elephant@unl.edu 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 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.

Concurrent virtual field trips are encouraged within a school. We request classes be held on same day. Fees will be negotiated.


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