Virtual & Distance Programs


Updated 11/12/2020

The Bluff Lake team has been hard at work putting together distance learning resources for parents and teachers!  We are able to provide the majority of these resources for FREE thanks to generous donations from our community. If you have the means to donate, your donation will further support these efforts! Contact for more information or to schedule.



Live Virtual Guided Field Trips & Discussions

Schedule a time for a live experience with one of our enthusiastic, experienced educators. We will guide your class through a photo and video tour of Bluff Lake, leaving plenty of time throughout the meeting to check students’ learning and answer their questions. Choose one theme from among several options, or request a customized theme. You are welcome to download the free worksheet that corresponds to the trip you choose, which students can use to follow along during the presentation or which you can assign to them afterward. Most presentations are available in both English and Spanish.

Theme Options: Water Sources, Habitats, Food Webs, Animal Signs, Ecosystems, Birds, or Animals

45-Minute Standard Presentation with Discussion: Both learning checks and plenty of time for Q&A are included throughout the presentation. Themes are designed for ECE through 5th grade. $50 per class (free for Title I schools).

15 Additional Minutes: Use this extra time to cover additional details, custom topics, or supplement an English presentation with oral Spanish translation. $15 additional per class (free for Title I schools).

30-Minute Discussion Only: To choose this option, your class should complete one of our self-guided trips beforehand. We will briefly review and integrate the content, then spend most of the time answering questions. Pre-submission of students’ questions is encouraged, but our educators can also answer questions on the spot. $35 per class (free for Title I schools).


Self-Paced Virtual Field Trips

Experience Bluff Lake from home with these engaging slide shows! The presentations include videos shot at Bluff Lake with our Environmental Educators, photos, and plenty of interesting facts. Instructions for follow-up activities to complete at home are also included. Click above for free, immediate access! Please simply email to let us know which program(s) you used and the approximate number of students.

  • Available in English and Spanish. Disponible en ingles y español.
  • 30-60 minute options for ECE+
  • Free for all schools

Self-Paced Virtual Activity Series

Through a series of videos and home activities, visitors will have a chance to engage with the lesson themes at a deep level. With plenty of variety in recommended ages and activity lengths, you are sure to find something for everyone. Click above to access all of the series immediately, for free! Please just let us know which program(s) you used and the approximate number of students by emailing

  • Multiple 30-60 minute lesson modules within each series
  • Options for ECE through adult
  • Free for all visitors

Kids’ Field Equipment Kits – COMING SOON

Receive a ready-made tool kit to embark on your own scientific adventures in the great outdoors! Kits can be picked up or mailed, and are yours to keep. This service will be free for Title I schools.