Virtual Field Trips

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

Schedule a live experience with one of our enthusiastic, experienced educators. We will visit your class virtually to guide students through  a photo and video tour of Bluff Lake. We set aside plenty of time throughout the presentation to check students’ learning and answer their questions.

How Does It Work?

  • Choose one of our themes (see below), or request a customized theme. We can also customize any theme for any grade level.
  • The indicated themes include both English and Spanish text. For any theme, our educators can speak in English, Spanish, or a combination of the two while leading the trip.
  • Virtual trips last from 45-75 minutes.
  • You are welcome to download the free presentation slides, corresponding question sheet, or additional activity resources to supplement whichever trip you choose (see below).
  • Register at the bottom of this page, or contact Carly Winner, Environmental Educator, at carly@blufflake.org or 608-417-9020 with questions.

Trip Themes and Resource Materials

GradesThemesPresentation Slides
(Include video or audio clips)
Worksheets and Activities
(Free to use or modify)
Spanish Included
ECE – 1stAll About AnimalsAll About AnimalsAnimal Video and Activity SeriesNo
K – 6thBluff Lake HabitatsPre-Field Trip Habitats Intro
Habitats (K-3)
Habitats (4-6)
Habitats Question Sheet (K-3rd)
Habitats Question Sheet (4-6th)
Yes
K – 6thAnimal SignsAnimal SignsSigns Question Sheet (K-3rd)
Signs Question Sheet (4-6th)
Yes
K – 6thWinter at Bluff LakeWinterComing soon!Yes
1st – 6thWater MissionWater Mission
Home Water Test Instructions
Water Question Sheet (1st-3rd)
Water Question Sheet (4-6th)
Home Water Testing Kits (Email Carly)
Home Water Test Instructions & Data Sheet
Yes
1st – 6thSoilSoilsNo
1st – 6thCattailsCattailsComing soon!No
4th – 6thHabitats and Food WebsHabitats and Food WebsHabitats & Food Webs Question Sheet (4-6th)
Wetland Food Web Activity
Yes
4th – 6thRiparian ZonesRiparian ZonesComing soon!No
7th – 12thHuman Impact on Water QualityHuman Impact on Water QualityNo

*Note: You are welcome to download any of these free resources even if you do not schedule a virtual field trip with our educators. If you do so, please just email carly@blufflake.org to let us know which one(s) you used and how many students you sent it to. Thank you!

*For additional free resources, visit our Education & Site Resources page!

Prices and Registration

Standard Presentation with Discussion: Presentations are 45 minutes for grades ECE-2nd, and 60 minutes for grades 3rd-6th.  Both include plenty of time for learning checks and Q&A throughout the presentation. $50 per class (free for Title I schools).

15 Additional Minutes: Add this extra time to cover additional details, custom topics, or additional discussion questions, or to 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, you should lead your class through the presentation slides on your own beforehand, or assign the presentation to the students as homework. 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).

REGISTER HERE

Questions?

Please contact Carly Winner, Environmental Educator, at carly@blufflake.org or 608-417-9020.