We know that just because our usual out-of-the-house activities have been curtailed due to COVID-19, our desire (and our desire for our children) to learn and do has not stopped!  To help you explore things and places that supplement your education, NCHE has compiled a list of virtual field trips.  If you have others that you would like to recommend, please send the information to NCHE activities director Evelyn BIckley at evelyn.bickley@nche.com.
Thank you– and happy travels!

 

ANIMALS:

Carolina Tiger Rescue
9:30 a.m. live feed with the tigers, Week of March 23.

Dairy Farming
Undeniably Dairy has launched a NEW curriculum that teaches students how to create healthy, balanced meals while reducing food waste. Check out the new lesson and video today!

Egg Farming
Choose to visit one–or all–of five different egg farms.  You’ll be amazed at the environmental science, technology and math involved!

North Carolina Zoo
Visit the NC Zoo Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays around 10 a.m. and zookeepers will take you on visits to see different animals.
Catch their Living with Nature video series.

Polar Bears
Travel with scientists tracking polar bears across the frigid Canadian land just outside Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.  Excellent photography.

 

FACTORY TOURS:

Boeing
See how an actual Boeing 787 Dreamliner is made!

NASA
Build a clean machine with the best of the best.

Stihl Chainsaws
See how Stihl chainsaws are built.

 

HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY/SOCIAL STUDIES:

2020 Census
Along with other students, learn what this thing called a “census” is.  Why is your family participating in it now?  What does the government do with the information they collect?

Colonial Williamsburg
Choose from about 60 video tours and re-enactments from Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

Ellis Island and Immigration
Learn about Ellis Island in New York harbor, the entry point for 12 million immigrants to the United States.

Fascism
The Story of Fascism by Rick Steves. Rick travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe — taking millions of people with it. We’ll see the horrific consequences: genocide and total war. And we’ll be inspired by the stories of those who resisted. Learn from the hard lessons of 20th-century Europe, and to recognize that ideology in the 21st century.

National Parks
Kenai Fjords, Alaska; Hawaii Volcanoes, Hawaii; Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico; Bryce Canyon, Utah; Dry Tortugas, Florida.

North Carolina Museum of History
History comes to life when you visit their YouTube channel.

North Carolina Transportation Museum
Their Youtube channel promises something for everyone to enjoy!

Old Salem Museum & Gardens
The Old Salem Museum & Gardens website has great videos showing life in Old Salem!
Follow “History Nerd Alerts” on the Old Salem Museum & Gardens Facebook page to see and learn about everyday items of life in early America.

The White House
“The People’s House: Inside the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama”  For video resources from the White House Historical Association, click here. For additional, still photography and close views of art, Easter Egg Rolls, Christmas and First Families, visit The White House Historical Association website.

 

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY:

Discovery Place Science
Every couple of days, Discovery Place is blogging about a science experiment or activity called “Stay-At-Home Science.”

Egg Farming
Choose to visit one–or all–of five different egg farms.  You’ll be amazed at the environmental science, technology and math involved!

Museum of Life & Science, Durham
Life and Science at home:  Every day, the museum will post new content to help you learn, do easy experiments, and discover life and science in new ways.

Robotics, AI and Cars of the Future
Join Toyota Teen Drive 365 as they take a ride into the future of mobility with the experts at Toyota Research Institute (TRI) in Ann Arbor, MI. See how TRI is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to bring safety, convenience, and comfort to our lives through automated vehicles and robotics. Plus get an insider’s tour of Mcity, the one of a kind urban test facility where industry, government and academia come together to improve transportation, safety, sustainability, and accessibility for the benefit of society.

The Tech Interactive
Located in Silicon Valley, The Tech Interactive is a 132,000 square foot interactive science museum.  This field trip features topics on biotechnology, robotics, technology and the arts, artificial intelligence, vehicle technology and more.

Weather/Meteorology
You have a couple of options here.  Visit the National Weather Service in Louisville, Kentucky (geared for grades 5-12).  For all ages, join James Spann’s Weather School for Kids. WCNC Charlotte is doing daily installments of  WCNC Weather School .