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Inside the Outdoors is offering Virtual Field Trip and Traveling Scientist Programs for the 2021-2022 school year!  We hope to also offer in-person Traveling Scientist and Field Trips Spring 2022.  Until that time, we are thankful to you for choosing our virtual science programs for your students and for signing up for our fall programs.​

Every live-stream program presentation is​ grade level specific, supports​​​​​ California content standards, has the look and feel of a traditional Inside the Outdoors program, and will:  

  • Serve as a virtual classroom takeover where the teacher benefits as a participant.
  • Match with your platform of choice (Zoom, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams) for a comfortable online experience.
  • Bring science and history to life and inspire students with a combination of props, field explorations, lab demonstrations, or animal ambassadors and/or historic artifacts. 
  • Include TWO Inside the Outdoors staff to facilitate and encourage student engagement with questions and activities, as well as work to minimize distracting interruptions due to technology glitches.
  • Extend the lessons through resources like pre- and post-activities and family engagement components.
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    ​Virtual Traveling Scientist​ Programs

    Virtual Field Trip Programs

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    What's the difference between a Virtual Field Trip program and a Virtual Traveling Scientist program?

    Virtual Field Trip:
    We bring the outside indoors when Inside the Outdoors Program Naturalists take your students on a live-streamed science and nature exploration at a local park or wilderness area in one of the most bio-diverse areas of the world, Orange County.

     Virtual Traveling Scientist: Inside the Outdoors Traveling Scientists will engage students virtually in content focused, hands-on/minds-on science activities that can be experienced in a classroom or distance learning setting.
    Please refer to our sample T​eaching Schedule​ with some helpful guidelines to schedule each of your classes.

    Participation in our Virtual Program will require your school to provide a platform for video conferencing capabilities for your class (Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.).

    These are fee-based​​ programs.  Some limited grants will be available.

    Registration​​ is now open!  Email questions to

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