Virtual Field Trips

Pleasanton 5th and 6th Graders participated in a virtual field trip to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, connecting with Mr. Peter Brunette, Zoo Outreach Coordinator. The connection was live to the Lied Jungle showcasing a ‘behind the scene’ viewpoint with Mr. Brunette. Students were able to ask questions and see a variety of species in the Lied Jungle. Student comments are below.

Virtual Field Trips Planned for 2016-2017
October, 2016: Virtual Kidney Transplant from Ohio State University to Pleasanton High School Anatomy Class (scheduled via http://cilc.org)
October, 2016: Author Margaret Willey Connection, “Three Bears & Goldilocks (via https://projects.twice.cc/) to Pleasanton’s First Graders
October, 2016: Author Denise Brennan-Nelson, “Willow” (via https://projects.twice.cc) to Pleasanton’s Third Graders
October, 2016: University of NE Lincoln Morrill Hall “Hunt for Animals” to Pleasanton’s Kindergarten Students
November, 2016: Author Lisa Wheeler, “The Perfect Pet” (via https://projects.twice.cc/) to Pleasanton’s Second Graders
November, 2016: Author Brad Tassal, “Don’t Feed The Bully” (via https://projects.twice.cc/) to Pleasanton’s Sixth Graders
November, 2016: Connection from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo’s Lied Jungle to Pleasanton’s Fifth Graders
December 2016: Connection from Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, NE “Life of a Homesteader” to Pleasanton’s Fourth Graders
December 2016: Author Cheri Hallwood, “Winter’s First Snow Flake” (via https://projects.twice.cc/) to Pleasanton’s First Graders
December 2016: Connection from George Washington Carver National Park, Joplin, MO “The Character of George Washington Carver” to Pleasanton’s Seventh Graders
January, 2017: Author Laurie Keller, “Scrambled States” (via https://projects.twice.cc/) to Pleasanton’s Fourth Graders
January, 2017 Connection from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo’s Penguin Exhibit to Pleasanton’s First Graders
January, 2017 Engineering Challenge” from COSI Columbus, Ohio State U (via http://cilc.org) to Pleasanton Eighth Graders
January, 2017 Connection from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo’s Madagascar Exhibit and Work to Pleasanton’s Fifth and Sixth Graders
January, 2017: Author Laurie Keller, “Leopold the Lion” (via https://projects.twice.cc/) to Pleasanton’s Third Graders
February 2017: Children in Armed Conflict: Child Soldiers and Child Abductions (via http://cilc.org) to Pleasanton’s High School Sociology Students
February 2017: “Hitler’s War Against Children: How One Boy Survived the Death Camps–by Andrea Warren” (via http://cilc.org) to Pleasanton Eleventh Graders
February, 2017: “Balto and the Great Race” with Education Specialist Iditarod Trail Committee (via https://projects.twice.cc/) to Pleasanton’s Fifth Graders
February, 2017: Omaha’s Durham Museum “Building of the Transcontinental Railway” (via http://cilc.org) to Pleasanton Eighth Graders
February, 2017: Author Laurie Keller, “Do Unto Otters” (via https://projects.twice.cc/) to Pleasanton’s Third Graders
February, 2017: Author Sue Stauffacher, “Donut Head” (via https://projects.twice.cc/) to Pleasanton’s Sixth Graders
February, 2017: Author Sue Stauffacher, “Bessie Smith and the Night Riders” (via https://projects.twice.cc/) to Pleasanton’s Fourth Graders
March, 2017: Author Laurie Keller, “Birdy’s Smile Book” (via https://projects.twice.cc/) to Pleasanton’s Third Graders