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Upcoming Events

Events, Virtual Field Trips, Webinars, Workshops and more

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Registrations are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Number of slots are limited (usually 1,000 – 25,000). Please use only one of your home-schooler accounts when registering to allow as many others to attend as possible. .

All events are free
Unless otherwise noted.

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European Backpacking Trip

Duration: 90 minutes

With the power of Bing and PowerPoint, this workshop will take students on a virtual backpacking journey across the European continent. Over the course of this 90-minute workshop, students will discover the history, art, and natural beauty of Europe.

By the end of the workshop students will have:

  • Taken a virtual journey across the European continent
  • Completed a PowerPoint workbook packed with fun, engaging activities
  • Completed a Bing Virtual Travel Passport and travel diary

Journey to Africa

Duration: 60 minutes

With the power of Bing and Microsoft tools, discover the beauty of Africa as you explore the continent on a larger-than-life virtual adventure in this Bing Virtual Travel workshop. Document your travels with fun and engaging activities as you as you virtually visit the historical, biological, and ecological wonders Africa provides.

By the end of the workshop students will have:

  • Taken a virtual exploration journey through Egypt, Tanzania, and South Africa
  • Completed a PowerPoint workbook full of fun, engaging, and educational activities
  • Completed a Bing Virtual Travel Passport and travel diary

Journey to the Outback

Duration: 60 minutes

With the power of Bing and Microsoft tools, explore the wild wonders of Australia as you explore the continent on an epic virtual adventure in this Bing Virtual Travel workshop. Document your travels with fun and engaging activities as you virtually visit breathtaking locations from the expanse of the Outback to the shores of Bondi Beach.

By the end of the workshop students will have:

  • Taken a virtual exploration journey through the Australian continent
  • Completed a PowerPoint workbook full of fun, engaging, and educational activities
  • Completed a Bing Virtual Travel Passport and travel diary

NASA: Explore Flight

Duration: 30 minutes
(Grades 9-12)

NASA is charged with solving the problems of flight and developing new technology to keep U.S. aviation first in safety, efficiency, and innovation. Join in this live virtual experience as we uncover how NASA explores the full range of Earth’s atmosphere and achieves flight on Mars! Participants can create and test a paper helicopter along with our informal educator.

 

NASA: Mission Explorers

Duration: 30 minutes
(Grades 6-8)

Explore how NASA uses robotic spacecraft technology to uncover mysteries within the solar system! Participants will receive a solar system exploration mission, then design their very own spacecraft prototype that will collect data about a target destination!

NASA: Moon to Mars

Duration: 30 minutes
(Grades 3-8)

Why is NASA going back to the Moon and what’s left to discover? How will going to the Moon help astronauts get to Mars? Why do we want to land astronauts on Mars? We’ll answer these questions and more as we explore from the Moon to Mars. Following the discussion, students will create a pocket size scale model of the solar system to better understand some of the challenges we face when exploring other parts of our solar system.

NASA: Our Neighbor the Moon

Duration: 30 minutes
(Grades K-2)

What is something up in the sky visible during the day and at night? Something that may be dim or shine bright? What might have a different shape when we look at it on different days? It’s our neighbor, the Moon! Join us on a short 30-minute adventure about the Moon and NASA’s plans to go back and visit. We’ll learn more about our next-door neighbor, have a short Question and Answer session, and we’ll even share some suggestions that you can do in your classrooms!

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Virtual Experience

Duration: 60 minutes

Explore the wonders of air and space by learning about our solar system and the ingenuity of space exploration.

By the end of the workshop students will have: 

  • Taken a tour through the solar system, learning about each planet along the way.
  • Learned about the tools astronauts use to make new discoveries, including the Mars rover and Voyager space probes.
  • Designed their own planet using Paint 3D.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's "Hall of Fossils" Tour

Duration: 60 minutes

Travel millions of years to the past without leaving your home.

In this workshop, students ages 8+ are transported to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History right from their web browser using 360-degree interactive imagery.

By the end of the workshop students will have:

  • Explored the Smithsonian’s famous “Hall of Fossils” in 360-degrees virtually
  • Learned about natural history in the Jurassic age
  • Completed a fun virtual discovery hunt throughout the museum

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s “Ancient Egypt, Enter a Mummy's Tomb"

Duration: 60 minutes

Unwrap the mysteries of ancient Egyptian mummification practices by exploring the Smithsonian special exhibit on Egypt.

By the end of the workshop students will:  

  • Delve into the ancient secrets of mummification and learn about the rich history behind it.
  • Learn how to write your name in ancient hieroglyphics with fun activities.
  • Explore the many wonders of ancient Egypt, from the iconic pyramids to the legendary pharaohs who shaped history.

 

In this workshop, students ages eight and older are transported to Ancient Egypt right from their web browser using Microsoft technology.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s “Ocean Hall” Tour

Duration: 60 minutes

Dive into the world’s oceans and learn about the strange and wonderful creatures living there now and those that lived deep in our planet’s past.

In this workshop, students ages eight and older are transported to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History right from their web browser using 360-degree interactive imagery.

By the end of the workshop students will have: 

  • Explored the Smithsonian’s famous “Ocean Hall” in 360-degrees virtually.
  • Learned about the evolution of life on our planet.
  • Completed a fun virtual discovery hunt throughout the museum.

 

Smithsonian National Zoo

Duration: 60 minutes

Discover the many wonders of the scarcest species in our world as we journey through the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) to learn about the global efforts to save species from extinction.

By the end of the workshop students will have:  

  • Learned the different types of conservation status studied at the institute.
  • Explore the natural wonders of over 20 different species from vulnerable animals to those extinct in the wild
  • Research and study like a scientist with fun activities.

World Cuisine

Duration: 60 minutes

Using the power of Bing and Microsoft tools, travel the world to explore and discover some of the world’s most amazing cuisines and dishes. Collect your favorite ones and create your very own World Cookbook to use at home with family and friends!

By the end of the workshop students will have:  

  • Explored, discovered, and researched various cuisines and dishes from around the world
  • Completed a PowerPoint workbook full of fun, engaging, and educational activities
  • Put together a unique World Cookbook of favorite recipe discoveries