Thursday, April 16, 2015: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern Time
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Someone is stealing books, removing footnotes and confusing students with false information. Luckily, the Research Rescue Squad will save the day! Join the Squad as it tries to defeat the evil mastermind, Dubious Sources, by helping students do solid research using the library, the Internet, and museums. (for grades 4 through 8)
Thursday, April 16, 2015: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern Time
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FREE Electronic Field Trip: Working Children - March 12th!
Thursday, March 12, 2015
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern Time
In 1775, a young apprentice boy dreams of a better life while working in a Philadelphia print shop. A Mexican-American migrant girl in 1960's California struggles to harvest garlic all day and keep up with her studies. These and other working children help illuminate the evolution of child labor in America from colonial times to today.
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Colonial Williamsburg's Electronic Field Trips: Live Broadcast Stream
October 9, 2014 The Global Economy
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern Time
What we think of as the modern global economy is actually centuries old! Join Maggie, an adventurous rat, as she boards ships using international trade routes to make her way home from England to the American colonies. Along the way, discover the inner workings of the 18th-century mercantile system.
FREE! Windows Into Wonderland, Yellowstone Electronic Field Trips
Explore Yellowstone National Park's award winning electronic field trips! Since 2001, Yellowstone has been offering eTrips to share the resources and treasures of the world’s first national park. Embark on these exciting adventures and look through new Windows Into Wonderland.
Getting Into Hot Water | START TRIP
The Firehole River makes waves as it flows through some of the most remarkable country on our planet. By the time the river has finished its run through three major geyser basins, nearly a quarter of its water comes from geysers and hot springs. Look into the water’s depths and learn how the river’s water chemistry and living creatures are affected by Yellowstone’s hot water taps! First aired: November 2006
Yellowstone Exposed | START TRIP
All is revealed in this exciting Yellowstone exposé! Once described as the greatest natural laboratory on the surface of the globe, Yellowstone National Park presents an endless supply of scientific puzzles. Discover how early researchers conducted geologic studies in the park and learn how new technology is providing fresh insights into the park’s volcanic and seismic forces. First aired: February 2006
Where the Bison Roam | START TRIP
Meet Rosie, a young bison alone in a Yellowstone winter, and learn how she is affected by the park’s thermal areas. How will these sites influence Rosie’s behavior or sway her migration choices? What advantages do they possess and what threats do they pose? Will these areas determine whether Rosie lives or dies? It’s a question of survival, Yellowstone style! First aired: October 2005
Speed Goats in Court | START TRIP
Learn why one of the fastest animals in the world may not be able to outrun the danger of regional extinction. Join our dueling attorneys and investigate the “where,” “what,” “how,” and “why” of this compelling Yellowstone drama. First aired: September 2005
Geyser Quest | START TRIP
Investigate how the geysers of Yellowstone National Park are formed and explore how they may change. A blend of modern and historic photographs allows you to open a window through time to compare the present faces of the park’s hydrothermal treasures with their manifestations in the past. First aired: May 2005
The Wolves of Yellowstone: Legacy, Legend, and Recovery | START TRIP
In January of 1995, 14 wolves were brought to a new home, Yellowstone National Park. How are the wolves doing ten years later? Take a summer vacation with Grady and Aspen; listen as they recite wolf legends to their grandparents and hear Grandpa’s wolf talk. You will learn about the story of the gray wolf – from eradication to restoration in the park. First aired: March 2005
On the Scene of the Yellowstone Hotspot | START TRIP
Newsflash! This just in: our sources report that there is a fast-breaking story in Yellowstone National Park. Geysers, earthquakes, and shifting shorelines in Yellowstone Lake have prompted ace reporters to investigate the real story behind the Yellowstone scenes. Join our team as they "scoop the news" on the Yellowstone hotspot! First aired: February 2005
Hot Colors - Windows Into Hidden Worlds | START TRIP
A submarine capable of miniaturization has been pirated from the Yellowstone Ministry of Mysteries-and you are on the mission to retrieve it! Experience the hidden worlds of microorganisms as you trek through the park's "hot colors." First aired: September 2004
To Eat or Be Eaten | START TRIP
Focus your "private eye" on Yellowstone and investigate a real "who done it"-the mystery of the missing elk! Spy on a special sleuthing team as it snoops for clues in the form of tracks, abandoned bones, and blood stains. Eavesdrop on discussions about predator/prey interactions and the latest tracking techniques. First aired: March 2004
Zooming in on Hayden Valley | START TRIP
Zoom into an out-of-this world adventure! Stow away with Intergalactic Park Service Rangers as they explore Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley. Hazard a peek at the Yellowstone hot spot, venture into a volcanic caldera, study the soils, and learn about the life forms! First aired: November, 2003
Yellowstone’s Trumpeter Swan | START TRIP
It’s a fairytale come true! Become a trumpeter swan and get a bird’s eye view of the perks and perils of Yellowstone National Park. Will you stay in the park year-round or migrate far away? Will you face predators, habitat loss, or another risk? It’s your choice in this exciting (and dangerous) adventure! First aired: October, 2003
Wolves of Yellowstone | START TRIP
Can you imagine being here in Yellowstone at dawn on a quiet morning? You've tramped through a new snowfall and now you wait upon a lonely ridge. And suddenly you hear it—a cry that echoes across the valley to tingle your spine. It is the howl of a wolf. First aired: March 2002. Last updated: April, 2003
Bears of Yellowstone | START TRIP
Ready for a walk on the wild side? Take a look at the magnificent bears of Yellowstone—grizzly and black, habits and hazards, mayhem and management. This is one field trip that "bears" a closer look and may save not only a bear's life, but your own! First aired: April, 2002. Last updated: January 2003
Influences of Art on Yellowstone | START TRIP
Artists have played important roles in interpreting the Yellowstone region. Early written and oral reports of the marvelous Yellowstone features were often disbelieved. Find out how these great master-pieces influenced Yellowstone. First aired: May, 2002. Last updated: November 2002
Fire Ecology | START TRIP
Welcome aboard our virtual field trip to explore fire and the role it plays in the Yellowstone ecosystem. Many people think of fire as “bad”, especially when it threatens lives or property. But naturally occurring fires - those not started by humans - are neither “good” nor “bad”. They are a part of nature. First aired: November 2001. Last updated: September 2002
Yellowstone History | START TRIP
Imagine this electronic field trip could serve as a magic window and you could see Yellowstone's past through the eyes of the people who lived it. Against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery, they walked the mountains, explored the forests, and worked to preserve this special place for the future. First aired: October 2001. Last updated: October 2002
Park Orientation | START TRIP
Over one hundred years ago, Yellowstone was described as "a great breathing place for the national lungs." Discover how the idea of a national park began and how it has grown to become an inspiration. First aired: October 2001
FREE! Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island
In collaboration with the National Park Service, Scholastic produced "Coming to America: Ellis Island" as a LIVE webcast on March 29, 2012. This virtual field trip can be a great addition to your unit on immigration and Ellis Island. Besides the resources available on the "For Teachers" section of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum's website, there are many additional resources available at Scholastic's "Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today" page for teachers and students. Besides the Virtual Field Trip, you can explore Ellis Island through an interactive tour, examine immigration data, and learn more about historic immigration and immigration today through stories, book suggestions, teacher's guides, and other resources.
How to Participate
Visit Scholastic's "Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today" page to explore resources for both students and teachers, including the virtual tour at http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/index.htm.
To view the virtual tour directly, please visit http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/webcast.htm.
FREE! Sesame Street Explores Grand Canyon
In a series of three short videos, fun-loving Muppets Elmo and Murray from Sesame Street don ranger hats and join Ranger Amala to learn about Grand Canyon habitats, the seasons of the year and California Condor families that live in caves within canyon walls. They encourage children across the country to use all of their senses to investigate and observe the outdoors.
An Educator's guide and accompanying hand-on activities, can help you support your students' innate sense of awe, wonder and curiosity as you explore nature with them at your National Park, local park or even in your own backyard.
Grade Level: Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten
Free Bird Cam Webinar
While kids love watching chicks hatch and develop, educators love seeing their students enthralled. That’s why Bird Cams are popular among classrooms. To help educators make the most of the Bird Cams, we are offering a webinar for educators to learn everything they need to know to guide students through this virtual bird watching experience. Join us this April, at the peak of the Bird Cam season, for this exciting new webinar.
Around mid-April we expect the hawk chicks to have hatched, the herons to be tending to their eggs, and the Albatross chick to be merrily growing(expected fledge date approximately mid-July). In this webinar you will learn which cameras to watch and when throughout the year, information about nesting birds and chick development, and where to find a wealth of educator resources . Both webinar dates will include a special guest: – Bird Cam Project Leader- Charles Eldermire. Charles will join us to share some of his favorite moments from the Cams and to answer related Q&A. You won’t want to miss this opportunity!
Education Station Virtual Field Trip
Join egg farmer Ben Thompson and his family LIVE on April 10th at 1 PM EST from Pearl Valley Farms as they show us how eggs make their way from the farm to your table. We’ll highlight the process Ben and his family takes to reduce their environmental footprint and answer your questions about all things eggs! Register today to participate in this unique event brought to you by the Good Egg Project's Education Station.
This is a wonderful archived virtual field trip that broadcast in 2012 on the subject of bats. If you don't care for bats, this will educational video just might change your mind! It's informative, entertaining, and personally, made me think about bats in a different way.
Bats are vital to healthy ecosystems and human economies worldwide. As primary predators of night-flying insects, bats consume enormous quantities of agricultural pests and reduce the need for chemical pesticides. Yet these wonderfully diverse and beneficial creatures are among the least studied and most misunderstood of animals. Bats are threatened worldwide, and their colonies and habitats are destroyed - both intentionally and inadvertently - because of myths, misinformation, and lack of scientific knowledge and understanding. Bat populations are declining almost everywhere in North America especially due to the devastating White-nose Syndrome.
BatsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure is an exciting, free education program for children in the 4-8th grades and their educators, that will bring bat conservation to life in your classroom or community.
FREE LIVE Virtual Field Trip
Red Bull Stratos: Mission to the Edge of Space
Wednesday, April 2 at 7:00 pm
On October 14, 2012, veteran parachutist Felix Baumgartner made a record-breaking jump from a balloon gondola 39,045 meters (128, 100 feet) above Roswell, New Mexico. Join Baumgartner, previous high-altitude descent record-holder Joseph Kittinger, and technical project director Art Thompson for their thrilling first-person accounts of the team effort leading to Baumgartner’s dramatic jump.