Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Fieldtrip

Take the Farm Experience Directly Into a Classroom!

Virtual Field Trips allow farmers and ranchers to open their barn doors to show students what happens on their farms and ranches. The farmer or rancher uses a tablet to connect with classrooms to be a part of a live, video-chat allowing students to have their questions answered in real time.

Nebraska Offers:

  • Corn Planting
  • Corn Harvest
  • Three-Part Pig Series

Benefits of Virtual Field Trips

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What Do Teachers Have To Say?

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Classroom Requirements

  • Device connected to internet
  • Webcam and microphone
  • Access to Google Hangouts

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 5
Time: 1:00 p.m. (CT) - 30 min.
Grades: 1st & 2nd
Location: Pig Farm near Bellwood, NE
Subject: Basic Needs of Pigs
Content Area: Social Studies
Description: Hang out with us as we get up close with pigs! Join us to learn about a pig’s four basic needs – air, water, food, and shelter, and how a farmer meets these needs. This virtual field trip will take place from inside a pig barn and feature farmers who will share their experience raising pigs! Students will be able to ask questions and receive answers in real time.

All you need is the Zoom app, a connection to the internet, and a webcam.

Sign up is closed.

Tuesday, November 5
Time: 2:00 p.m. (CT) - 30 min.
Grade: 3rd
Location: Pig Farm near Bellwood, NE
Subject: Pig Habitats
Content Area: Science
Description: Hang out with us as we get up close with pigs! Join us to learn about the environment’s pigs are raised in on Nebraska farms. Students will discover farmers raise pigs in barns to protect them from disease, predators, and weather to help them survive. This virtual field trip will take place from inside a pig barn and feature farmers who will share their experience raising pigs! Students will be able to ask questions and receive answers in real time.

All you need is the Zoom app, a connection to the internet, and a webcam.

Sign up is closed.

Tuesday, December 3
Time: 1:00 p.m. (CT) - 30 min.
Grades: 1st & 2nd
Location: Pig Farm near Bellwood, NE
Subject: Basic Needs of Pigs
Content Area: Social Studies
Description: Hang out with us as we get up close with pigs! Join us to learn about a pig’s four basic needs – air, water, food, and shelter, and how a farmer meets these needs. This virtual field trip will take place from inside a pig barn and feature farmers who will share their experience raising pigs! Students will be able to ask questions and receive answers in real time.

All you need is the Zoom app, a connection to the internet, and a webcam.

Sign Up

Tuesday, December 3
Time: 2:00 p.m. (CT) - 30 min.
Grade: 3rd
Location: Pig Farm near Bellwood, NE
Subject: Variation of Pig Traits
Content Area: Science
Description: Hang out with us as we get up close with pigs! Join us to learn about the inheritance and variation of traits pigs develop by viewing different breeds of pigs. This virtual field trip will take place from inside a pig barn and feature farmers who will share their experience in the science of raising pigs! Students will be able to ask questions and receive answers in real time.

All you need is the Zoom app, a connection to the internet, and a webcam.

Sign Up

Evaluation

Have you participated in a Virtual Field Trip? Please share with us about your Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom Virtual Field Trip experience. All feedback is welcome and will help us to improve the program. In addition, stories are an important tool for education and fundraising efforts. Please share your story with us!

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