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Department of Education
Bring the outdoors into your classroom or home with our Virtual Field Trips!
Each program is 30-60 minutes in length.
current program fees.
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What are some ways that animals can change their environment to meet their needs? Students virtually explore Shipley Nature Center, an ecological sanctuary found in Huntington Beach, as they make observations of the different ways animals can change the environments in which they live.
NGSS Standards Supported: 1-LS3-1 Students virtually explore the Farm and Food Lab at the Great Park to observe how young plants can have similar or different characteristics compared to adult versions of the same plant. As we move through the garden students will create scientific drawings of the plants they observe.
Why are some plants and animals thriving at Santiago Oaks Regional Park, while others are not? How have humans changed the Santiago Oaks ecosystem and how has it affected the survival of the area's native plants and animals? Students will construct an argument about the interaction between human and natural systems in Santiago Oaks Regional Park while conducting a virtual investigation with a Naturalist live onsite of the native plant and animals of the area designed to engage your third grade students.
Other Standards Supported: HSS 3.2.2While exploring the trails and native plants of Shipley Nature Center, students will learn about the Gabrieliño Indians (Tongva) who lived and continue to live in Orange County. Through hands-on stations students will gain an understanding of how natural resources of the Orange County area have shaped the traditions and culture of these Native Americans then and now.
How does the night sky change and what can that tell us about how the Earth moves? Through experiments and a virtual planetarium experience students explore different phenomena that give us a glimpse into our ever-moving Earth. You, too can be an astronomer.
How do earth's systems work together? Through experimentation, data collection, and data analysis, students will investigate and discuss how different spheres of the earth's system interact creating the diversity in ecosystems we see all around us.