Virtual Field Trip: Geology

Geologist Fraser Goff points out a lava flow he’s about to investigate. (Photo by Siobhan Niklasson)

One of the perks of being a field geologist is that they often get to spend time outside! Follow along with a geologist as he spends a day mapping rocks in the Jemez Mountains, and then try your own hand at observing rocks and mapping soils.

Click the links below to take a virtual geology field trip!

Read more Virtual Field Trip: Geology

Virtual Field Trip: Animal Tracks

We’ve collaborated with the Winter Wildlands Alliance to bring you this virtual field trip all about animal tracks! Watch the video below to learn more about looking for tracks this winter and enjoy the accompanying activities put together by Winter Wildlands for their virtual SnowSchool.

Thanks to Nathan Chavarria and Danielle Martinez for helping us make this video!

Follow these steps to take this virtual field trip!

1) Watch this video:

Texto del video en español

2) Try this outdoor activity put together by the Winter Wildlands Alliance’s HomeSchool SnowSchool program. (Versión en español)

For more videos and outdoor, snow-focused activities for grades K-12, visit the Winter Wildlands Alliance’s SnowSchool at Home page.

Virtual Field Trip: Electricity!

Learn how electricity is produced, where our electricity comes from in Los Alamos, and explore electricity by making an electromagnet yourself in this virtual field trip from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities.

Click the links below to take our electricity field trip!

1) Watch this video and take notes using our Guided Notes worksheet.

2) Hands-on Activity: Build an Electromagnet

3) Outdoor Activity: Animal Survival in Winter

Share your experience with us! Email us at elizabeth@peecnature.org to share your pictures and stories from this virtual field trip.

If you’re a teacher, contact elizabeth@peecnature.org to schedule a virtual visit to build electromagnets.

Virtual Field Trip: Spectacularly Spooky Animal Senses

This jumping spider has excellent vision and uses its eyes to hunt prey. (Photo by Beth Cortright)

Find out all about animal senses, and use your senses to explore your world, in this virtual field trip for young children. If you’re a teacher, please contact us at educator@peecnature.org to let us know if you’re using this content in your classroom. Enhanced content may be available for teachers.

Click the links below for a spectacularly spooky animal senses adventure!

1) Watch this video:

Find out how skulls can give us clues to how animals use their senses in this video featuring PEEC Field Science Specialist Mariana Rivera Freeman.

Texto del video en español.

2) Outdoor activity: Animal Senses Scavenger Hunt (Versión en español)

3) Meet PEEC’s Spectacularly Spooky Critters: Meet some of the critters that call the Los Alamos Nature Center home! Watch the recording of our tour here.

Share your experience with us! Email us at educator@peecnature.org to share your pictures and stories. You can rate our field trip using our evaluation form.

Virtual Field Trip: Bird Banding

A student releases a bird after banding during a field trip at Bandelier National Monument. (Photo by Rachel Landman)

Bird banding is a scientific method for collecting information about bird populations. Whether you’re a student or a bird enthusiast, join us on a virtual field trip to find out more about bird banding! If you’re a teacher, please contact us at educator@peecnature.org to let us know if you’re using this content in your classroom. Enhanced content may be available for teachers.

Click the links below to take a virtual bird banding field trip!

1) Watch this video:

Learn more about bird banding in Bandelier National Monument in this video by bird banding intern Zoë Moffett.

Texto del video en español

2) Hands-on activity: Build and band a bird (Versión en español)

3) Outdoor activity: Birds in your community scavenger hunt (Versión en español)

Share your experience with us! Email us at educator@peecnature.org to share your pictures and stories. You can rate our field trip using our evaluation form.