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Virtual Field Trips: Plants and Animals

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 plants and animals 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: Plants and Animals

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 plants and animals below or browse the complete archive. For a list of Virtual Field Trips coming up, check out the Discovery Education Events Calendar.

Explore Plants and Animals Virtual Field Trips

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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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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Live From the Farm: Technology and Soil Science

Tune in to watch a family farmer Brian Bomke gives middle school students a deeper understanding of how modern technology and nutrients play a role in the planting and harvesting seasons! During this live event we will show students how technological advances have made the Bomke's farming operations more productive and efficient!

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Education Station: Creighton Brothers Farms

Meet America’s egg farmers and tour their family farms to learn about the different ways eggs get from the farm to your table.

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Polar Bears by the Numbers

Find out how scientists use math to understand polar bears! Take our Math Challenge and check out Taking It Further to dig a little deeper.

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Education Station: Pearl Valley Farm

Meet America’s egg farmers and tour their family farms to learn about the different ways eggs get from the farm to your table.

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North America: Meet the Animals

Go on the trail of the Smithsonian Zoo to meet some of the animals feauted in the Discovery Channel's series, North America.

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All About Amphibians

Dedicated scientists around the world are working to save amphibians, and you can too. Join scientists and researchers live from the National Zoo in Washington D.C. where your class will be able to see a wide range of amphibians from around the world; learn what amphibians are, why they are important, and the threats facing amphibians; and hear about programs that you can get involved in to help save amphibians in your local area. Presented by Siemens STEM Academy and the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park.

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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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Earth Day 2012:
What the Ice and Penguins Tell Us About Our Changing Planet

In the 2012 Earth Day, we took the ultimate expedition with your students to explore the Arctic and Antarctic poles like never before. Join producers and scientists in this archive from Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking series, Frozen Planet, to hear about their experiences filming the series in the polar regions and the work they are doing each and every day to study the evolving landscape and ecosystems there. They will discuss how their career lets them make a positive impact on the environment every day, and what students can do to make a difference. Every student has the power to help protect our environment, from their local community all the way to the poles.

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Explore the Blue!
Live from J.N. "Ding"

Put your waders on and come exploring with us on this virtual field trip live from Sanibel Island, Florida. Ding Darling is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States, and it is world famous for its migratory bird populations.

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