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Virtual Field Trips: Careers

Take Your Students to the Most Amazing Places

Take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required, Tour the National Archives, see how an egg farm works, explore NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, or hear from the President of the United States. Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips are fun, educational, and free!

Watch archived Virtual Field Trips about careers below or browse the complete archive. For a list of Virtual Field Trips coming up, check out the Discovery Education Events Calendar.



Virtual Field Trips: Careers

Take Your Students to the Most Amazing Places

Take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required, Tour the National Archives, see how an egg farm works, explore NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, or hear from the President of the United States. Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips are fun, educational, and free!

Watch archived Virtual Field Trips about careers below or browse the complete archive. For a list of Virtual Field Trips coming up, check out the Discovery Education Events Calendar.



Explore Careers Virtual Field Trips

Now On Demand: Undeniably Dairy Virtual Field

Did you know dairy cows have their own nutritionists and many wear fitness trackers? Or that many farms are using innovative technology to preserve natural resources and the environment? Join us for more fun and surprising dairy facts at this “dairy cool” virtual field trip.

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Now Available: Careers Behind The Court Virtual Field Trip

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Game-Set-Match! Join former professional tennis player James Blake and USTA for this in-depth look at the diverse careers in tennis.

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Navy’s Elite STEM Workforce: Aboard the USS Nimitz

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Watch now to hear the personal stories behind some of the Navy’s elite Sailors. From an F-18 pilot to an aircraft handler, students will get an exclusive look into the lives of those who serve and defend, while living on one of the greatest aircraft carriers ever built — the USS Nimitz.

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Careers that Count: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA

Join Discovery Education and Jr. NBA for a virtual field trip to the NBA headquarters, Madison Square Garden, and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in New York for an inside look at how math is brought to life through careers in basketball. Meet NBA basketball players and staff who use math every day to improve the game both on and off the court.

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AgExplorer: Behind The Scenes at Ford Motor Company

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Join National FFA and Discovery Education as they take you behind-the-scenes at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, to learn how the needs of agriculture customers impact the design, engineering and testing of Ford F-Series trucks. Meet Ford employees who use advanced technologies to solve the practical challenges faced daily in agricultural settings.

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Live from the Tundra Virtual Experience Series

#CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, MB for the annual polar bear migration. This year’s virtual experience series looked at Arctic ABCs, water conservation, and STEM jobs on the tundra. Find out about these extraordinary animals, the environment of the arctic and careers open to you on the tundra.

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The Smart Farm: Where Technology and Innovation Meet

Take a virtual field trip with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and Discovery Education to the Deere & Company World Headquarters in Moline, III. Conversations with leaders in agriculture will allow you to explore new techniques that have revolutionized the industry and the career opportunities that these advancements have brought to the field.

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Exclusive Virtual Tour of a Lockheed Martin Space Facility

Celebrate Space Week with your students by introducing them to the latest in space exploration technology and meet the team of STEM professionals designing missions to an asteroid, Jupiter, and Mars. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to connect STEM concepts with real world applications and inspire the next generation of space pioneers. Register TODAY for the Generation Beyond Virtual Field Trip.

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Discovery STEM Day

#CelebratewithDE as we tour Discovery Communication’s world headquarters and meet the men and women behind the world’s #1 nonfiction media company. This archive showcases five different live-streamed career spotlights providing your class the chance to learn about the STEM skills needed in a variety of fields. Additionally, we encourage you to follow up your viewing experience with our hands-on STEM Challenges.

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Manufacture Your Future: Alcoa Kitts Green

Take a tour of the Alcoa Kitts Green Manufacturing Plant in Birmingham, UK to find out about the processes behind the manufacturing of aluminum. Apprentices at the plant will also share more about the careers opportunities in manufacturing.

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Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Join Discovery Education for an exclusive Red Ribbon Week virtual field trip as we go behind the scenes to learn how police canines are selected, trained, and patrol the streets. The Santa Ana Police Department dogs will demonstrate their intellect, agility, and obedience through a variety of exercises at their training academy.

This 30-minute Virtual Field Trip is appropriate for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.

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Of the People: Space Day

Take a tour inside NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and meet the scientists and engineers working on some of our nation's space programs.

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AgExplorer: The Science Behind Your Food

In this Virtual Field Trip, Discovery Education and National FFA will transport you to the Cargill Innovation Center in Wichita, Kansas for an inside look at how a diverse range of agriculture careers work together to ensure safe and affordable food production across the globe.

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Celebrate Pi Day with Discovery Education and NIST

Tour inside the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and meet the mathematicians and scientists doing cutting-edge research on problems worth solving.

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Dig Into Mining: Metals in Everyday Life

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a working copper mine where students will see a Geologist and Mine Planning Engineer showcase real-world examples of how STEM is used in the work place.

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Manufacture Your Future: Alcoa Power and Propulsion

Take a tour of the Alcoa Power and Propulsion Manufacturing Plant in Whitehall, MI and find out about the processes, materials, and careers behind the manufacture of jet turbine engines.

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Manufacture Your Future: Alcoa Davenport

Explore the brave new world of manufacturing and learn how to inspire the manufacturing innovators of the future with this virtual field trip to the Alcoa Davenport manufacturing plant in Davenport, IA.

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Of the People: White House Science Fair Featuring Kari Byron

Virtually transport students to the fourth annual White House Science Fair, a celebration of the student winners from a broad range of STEM competitions.

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A Behind the Scenes Look at the Discovery Channel Telescope

Share with your students an exclusive tour behind the $53 million facility that encapsulates the 4.3 meter Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT). In addition to the breathtaking images that the DCT has captured in its short life, we’ll review the engineering and architectural challenges that were conquered to sustain such an amazing undertaking.

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Journey to the Extreme: Your VIP Pass to Mars

Learn from the scientist at NASA's headquarters in Washington, D.C. about Earth's neighborning planet, Mars. Get to know everyting from how Mars got its name to details of the Martian soil and atmosphere.

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Discovery, Innovation, Sustainability

If you've been participating in our #WeCanChange Wednesdays, you know that the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is about making a positive environmental impact in our schools, communities, and the world. If you're looking for sustainability ideas to get your project started, join us on this all-access tour of Discovery Channel's World Headquarters. We'll be highlighting the Green technologies, building procedures, and design planning that helped this building achieve LEED Platinum certification. We'll also draw connections to resources and ideas that just might help your team win!

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A Conversation with President Obama

This discussion builds on the ConnectEd initiative launched by President Obama in June 2013 to ensure all students have access to the best technology in schools and libraries and learning experiences that prepare them for college and career.

Live from the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C.


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Of the People: Exchange for a Day With First Lady Michelle Obama

An American student, studying in China this year, discussed his experience in China with First Lady Michelle Obama. Access the First Lady’s trip to China as way to help your students build cultural awareness and global citizenship.

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Of the People: Cooking Up a Healthy Lifestyle

Join Sam Kass, the Executive Director of Let's Move!, in the White House kitchen to discuss the importance of nutrition and healthy choices.

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Constitution Day at the National Constitution Center

Watch this exclusive event recorded live from Philadelphia. Students will take a tour of the National Constitution Center and hear from Judge Marjorie O. Rendell.

This 30-minute Virtual Field Trip is ppropriate for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.

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