Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners are offering K-12 educators and students three engaging new virtual field trips (VFT) debuting in April and May. Focused on an array of diverse topics, these new virtual field trips connect learning to the real-world through relevant and timely digital content that supports learning wherever it takes place. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.
Through its award-winning K-12 learning platform, Discovery Education offers educators, students, and families hundreds of on-demand virtual field trips empowering educators to take students to amazing places and give them remarkable experiences, without ever leaving their desks. These new virtual experiences were developed in conjunction with Discovery Education’s corporate and community partners and include:
Identity, Belonging, and Legacy: How Testimony Makes Us Stronger Than Hate from USC Shoah Foundation
Premiere: April 15th at 1 p.m. ET
Explore the ways that our present continues to be shaped by our collective past through a powerful glimpse at the Armenian Genocide, an important and often overlooked chapter of history. The VFT will explore the legacy of the Armenian Genocide and analyze how family and identity histories – reaching back long before we were born – continue to affect people in the present day. This virtual field trip is appropriate for students in grades 6-12
Teaching with Testimony – a no-cost and standards-aligned educational initiative from USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education – empowers students to create a better future by listening to and learning from the testimony of survivors and witnesses of genocide.
Be Vape Free: Just the Facts from the CVS Health Foundation & CATCH My Breath
Premiere: April 29th at 1 p.m. ET
Inspire students to become Vape Detectives uncovering the harsh truths about e-cigarettes for themselves in this exciting virtual investigation. The Be Vape Free initiative has at its core the proven-effective CATCH My Breath program which equips students in Grades 5-12 with the science-based background knowledge and practical refusal skills necessary to avoid risky behaviors like vaping. This virtual field trip is appropriate for students in grades 5-12.
Be Vape Free – generously supported by the CVS Health Foundation, and created in partnership with CATCH Global Foundation, and Discovery Education – is a nationwide initiative providing standards-aligned e-cigarette prevention resources at no-cost for educators teaching grades 5-12.
Nuclear Frontiers: Powering Possibilities from American Nuclear Society & U. S Department of Energy
Premiere: May 6th at 1 p.m. ET
Blast-off on an interstellar virtual journey that explores the amazing ways nuclear science is fueling human progress from Earth to outer space and beyond. Navigating Nuclear immerses elementary, middle, and high school students in the mind-blowing potential of nuclear energy and the exciting STEM careers driving its innovation. This virtual field trip is appropriate for students in grades-3-12.
The Nuclear Frontier virtual field trip builds upon the American Nuclear Society, Discovery Education, and Department of Energy’s Education program, Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World™. This Virtual Field Trip continues to engage students with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-aligned resources focused on pathways to STEM careers, as well as the positive and future impacts of nuclear science.
Each virtual field trip features educator guides, student activities, and other resources.
“Virtual field trips are a unique way to engage all learners and ignite their natural curiosity about the world” said Cecilia Wilburn-Davis, a 5th Grade ELA Teacher at Oakbrook Elementary School at Dorchester School District Two. “With the digital content supports from Discovery Education and its partners, I have a set of powerful resources that take students beyond the classroom to explore the planet and discover new places, people, and ideas they might not otherwise have the chance to meet.”
Discovery Education’s Virtual Field Trips can be found within its K-12 learning platform on the Virtual Field Trips channel or in the Corporate Education Partnerships channel.
“We are thrilled to continue offering exceptional virtual experiences, like those recently created in partnership with the American Nuclear Society, the CVS Health Foundation, and USC Shoah Foundation,” said Beth Meyer, Vice President of Corporate & Community Partnerships. “Through these exciting events, students can see first-hand the ’real world’ applications of what they are learning in the classroom.”