Holy Cross School Complete Virtual Field Trips
Virtual field trips are a form of experiential learning. With the internet and technology, the barriers of time, cost and location have been removed making a wide variety of learning activities and experiences possible to students. Virtual field trips allow learners to engage with and to learn about authentic artifacts and to explore places important to their curriculum.
For instance, Ms. Reale’s science class at Holy Cross School is learning about the characteristics of living things and the growth and changes in animals. What better way to learn and engage students then a trip to the zoo? Dr. Zoolittle and Roberta the Zebra, shared interesting facts about some animal architects such as the black-headed weaver bird, the burrowing owl, the dung beetle, the meerkat and the beaver. Students traveled safely to the San Diego Zoo and even had time to meet and pet both Shiloh and Justeen, the zoo’s friendly beavers. Students also learned about leaf art and how to make no bake beaver dams for dessert!
If you would like assistance or more information about bringing virtual field trips to your class, contact Christina Raso, Experiential Learning consultant at: firstname.lastname@example.org.