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Field Trip Scheduling Forms
If your district has a Videoconference Field Trip Contract, Click here
If your district does not have a Videoconference Field Trip Contract, Click here

Teachers must coordinate all activities with their videoconference site coordinator at their districts.

 

 


Region 16 Teachers:



Teachers at school districts that contract with Region 16 for videoconferencing can
book on-demand Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum video field trips at no cost to their districts through the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

Simply choose a program from the list of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum programs listed near the bottom of this page, then complete this form.

These are on a first-come, first-served basis and will end when 100 sessions are booked.





Free Video Field Trips:

(Listed Chronologically)

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FREE!

Texas Wildlife Association presents

Owl Adaptations

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

9:00am-9:45am Central Time

10:30am-11:15am Central Time

12:45pm-1:30pm Central Time

2:00pm-2:45pm Central Time

Grades 1-6

The owl is nature’s nocturnal bird of prey. Accompanied by our live Eastern Screech Owl in the studio, you will learn about these interesting animals that are found across Texas and around the world. This program will examine their special adaptations which allow them to fly, hunt for prey, and survive in their environment. We will also play the calls of some common Texas owls that your students may hear in their own backyard.

TEKS:

Science TEKS:

K (2A, 2E, 9B, 10B)

1 (2A, 2E, 10A, 10C)

2 (2A, 2E, 9A, 10A)

3 (2F, 3A, 3B, 3C, 7D, 9A, 10A, 10B)

4 (2F, 3A, 3C, 7C, 10A, 10B)

5 (2F, 3A, 10A, 10B)

6 (2E, 3A, 12D)

7 (2E, 3A, 3B, 14A)

8 (2E, 3B, 3A)

Register for your specific session here by April 25th:

9:00am-9:45am Central Time

10:30am-11:15am Central Time

12:45pm-1:30pm Central Time

2:00pm-2:45pm Central Time

 


 

FREE!

Perot Museum of Nature and Science presents

Mireya Mayor: Pink Boots and a Machete

Friday, May 5, 2017

9:00am – 9:45am Central Time

Grades 1-12, Adults, Staff Development

Local area guests from a variety of STEM and museum professions will share what they do in their jobs and talk about their personal career paths. Guests will include professors from universities, leaders in industry and innovation, museum professionals, artists, scientists and community leaders. ScienceCast Career Café programs happen monthly, based on speaker availability.

Looking at her roots one would never guess that Mireya Mayor--daughter of 

overprotective Cuban immigrants—would go from  Miami Dolphins 

cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to scientist to National Geographic explorer!


Materials:  https://www.perotmuseum.org/events-and-programs/special-events/National-Geographic-Live/index.html

Register here.


FREE!

Bullock Texas State History Museum presents

Gone to Texas!

Part of the Nation's Immigration Story

Friday, May 5, 2017

10:00am-10:50am Central Time

11:00am-11:50am Central Time

Grades 4-7, Adults, Staff Development

Why did people move to Texas from other countries? Were they always welcomed when they arrived?

A Museum educator will discuss the four primary waves of immigration to the United States through Texas from 1845-1924, the history behind the movement of people to Texas then and now, and interesting stories from immigrants.  The museum staff will show artifacts that people brought with them on their journeys.

Note: There may be multiple sites participating in this program.

TEKS:

Grade 4

Social Studies: 4a,c, 5, 7a, 8a-c, 10b, 12a-c, 19a, 21a-b, 22a-b

Grade 7

Social Studies: 1b-c, 4c, 5a-b, 6c, 7, 10b, 11a-c, 19b, 21a-b

Register by May, 2nd!

Friday, May 5, 2017

10:00am-10:50am Central Time

11:00am-11:50am Central Time

 


 

FREE!

Perot Museum presents

Full Steam Ahead for Summer Break!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

10:00am-10:45am Central Time

Grades 4-12, Adults, Staff-Development

All Aboard! Tune in on May 10th for ScienceCast Currents: Full STEAM ahead for SUMMER BREAK!

We will explore some of the amazing science that you can create using everyday items. We are going to demonstrate and explain the science behind some of the most well-known experiments.

Join us for easy, exciting, and possibly explosive fun! May the learning never stop!

Registration Deadline: April 26, 2017!

Register here.

 

 


 

FREE!

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents

Matters of the Heart

Friday, May 12, 2017

9:00am-9:45am Central Time

Grades 1-6

Join us for fun activities that help students understand the functions of the heart. Then get up close to learn more about how the heart works by participating in a virtual animal heart dissection.

Register by May 8th here.



FREE!

Bullock Texas State History Museum presents

Gone to Texas!

Part of the Nation's Immigration Story

Friday, May 12, 2017

11:00am-11:50am Central Time

Grades 4-7, Adults, Staff Development


Why did people move to Texas from other countries? Were they always welcomed when they arrived?

A Museum educator will discuss the four primary waves of immigration to the United States through Texas from 1845-1924, the history behind the movement of people to Texas then and now, and interesting stories from immigrants.  The museum staff will show artifacts that people brought with them on their journeys.

Note: There may be multiple sites participating in this program.

TEKS:

Grade 4

Social Studies: 4a,c, 5, 7a, 8a-c, 10b, 12a-c, 19a, 21a-b, 22a-b

Grade 7

Social Studies: 1b-c, 4c, 5a-b, 6c, 7, 10b, 11a-c, 19b, 21a-b

Register by May, 2nd!

Friday, May 12, 2017

11:00am-11:50am Central Time




FREE!

 

Texas Wildlife Association presents

Skunks and Armadillos

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

9:00am-9:45am Central Time

10:30am-11:15am Central Time

12:45pm-1:30pm Central Time

2:00pm-2:45pm Central Time

Registration Deadline: May 9, 2017!

Grades 1-5

Meet the nine-banded armadillo and the striped skunk. Although their defense behaviors and adaptations benefit them in their wild environment, these same behaviors do not fare well in urban habitats. Most people cannot help but turn up their noses when they think about these two animals, but after our class you will understand the ecological benefit of these fascinating wildlife species. Join us as we clear up some common untruths and add clarity to their unique body structures and their functions with the help of our friendly guest stars!

Science TEKS:

K (2A, 2E, 9B, 10B)

1 (2A, 2E, 10A, 10C)

2 (2A, 2E, 9A, 10A)

3 (2F, 3A, 9A, 10A, 10B

4 (2F, 3A, 10A, 10B)

5 (2F, 3A, 10A, 10B)

6 (2E, 3A)

7 (2E, 3A, 12A, 14A)

8 (2E, 3A)

Register here for INTERACTIVE SESSIONS:

9:00am-9:45am Central Time

10:30am-11:15am Central Time

12:45pm-1:30pm Central Time

2:00pm-2:45pm Central Time

Register here for NON-INTERACTIVE (view only) SESSIONS:

9:00am-9:45am Central Time

10:30am-11:15am Central Time

12:45pm-1:30pm Central Time

2:00pm-2:45pm Central Time


 

FREE!

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum presents

Hank the Cowdog's Ranching Life and Livestock

Thursday, May 18, 2017

10:30am-11:30am Central Time

12:30pm-1:30pm Central Time

Grades 3-8

Join us as Hank the Cowdog, the Head of Ranch Security, teaches in a fun way about the ranching animals! Learn how cows digest grass, how to choose the right breed of cattle, and what to do in different weather with your cattle. Hank’s author John Erickson will sing songs accompanying himself on the banjo and read from various books using the voices of the characters. Reading is exciting with Hank the Cowdog stories! Join us on this ranching life adventure!

Register for either session here.


FREE!

Fort Worth Library presents

Tracing Your Family Roots: Beginning Genealogy

Friday, May 19, 2017

10:00am-10:45am Central Time

2:00pm-2:45pm Central Time

Grades 4-7

Join the Fort Worth Library Genealogy History and Archives unit on a journey to your past. We give you the resources to trace your family’s history. Find out where your family is really from. Let’s connect your tree to its roots to learn your family’s past.

Support Materials including presenter’s biography, bibliography and an extension activity will be emailed prior to the program.

TEKS:
Social studies TEKS (4,5,6,7.21A)

Critical thinking to organize information. Differentiate between the location, using primary and secondary sources, using biographies oral, print and visual material. (4,5,6,7.21C) Critical thinking to organize information- Organize and interpret information by using databases, timelines and maps.

Register here by May 12th!

10:00am-10:45am Central Time

2:00pm-2:45pm Central Time

 

 


FREE!

Bullock Texas State History Museum presents

Gone to Texas!

Part of the Nation's Immigration Story

Friday, May 19, 2017

11:00am-11:50am Central Time

Grades 4-7, Adults, Staff Development

Why did people move to Texas from other countries? Were they always welcomed when they arrived?

A Museum educator will discuss the four primary waves of immigration to the United States through Texas from 1845-1924, the history behind the movement of people to Texas then and now, and interesting stories from immigrants.  The museum staff will show artifacts that people brought with them on their journeys.

Note: There may be multiple sites participating in this program.

TEKS:

Grade 4

Social Studies: 4a,c, 5, 7a, 8a-c, 10b, 12a-c, 19a, 21a-b, 22a-b

Grade 7

Social Studies: 1b-c, 4c, 5a-b, 6c, 7, 10b, 11a-c, 19b, 21a-b

Register by May, 2nd!

Friday, May 19, 2017

11:00am-11:50am Central Time

 

 


 

 

 

FREE!

Texas Wildlife Association presents

Animal Encounters: Reptile Lifestyle

Thursday, May 25, 2017

9:00am-9:45am Central Time

10:30am-11:15am Central Time

12:45pm-1:30pm Central Time

2:00pm-2:45pm Central

Grades 1-6

Reptiles are a diverse group of animals, displaying great variety between species; think about turtles versus snakes! During the program, we will take an up-close look at our live critters and compare their various body structures and their functions. We will investigate and explore how they eat, how they survive in their environment/habitat, and how they protect themselves from predators.

TEKS

1st grade: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.9, 1.10

2nd grade: 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.9, 2.10

3rd grade: 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.9, 3.10

4th grade: 4.2, 4.4, 4.10

5th grade: 5.2, 5.4, 5.9, 5.10KS:

Register by May 18th for specific sessions:

9:00am-9:45am

10:30am-11:15am

12:45pm-1:30pm

2:00pm-2:45pm

 

 











On-Demand Video Field Trips






Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum:


Programs for 2016-2017

Quanah Parker: Adapting in a World of Change: Grades 3-8, 45 Minutes

This is a story of human adaptation. For over 200 years the Comanches ruled the South Plains. They were called "Lords of the Plains," and lived a horse and bison centered culture. After the Red River War, Texas Panhandle Indians were placed on reservations. Quanah Parker, last chief of the Comanches, was faced with making many decisions, not only for himself and his family, but also for the Comanche people. Like most decision-makers, Quanah was either loved or hated by both Comanches and whites.

We will explore an answer to, "Would it be as difficult in the 21st century to be placed in a strange country, not knowing its language or the customs as it was for Quanah Parker in the 19th century?" Using artifacts such as Quanah's headdress and historic photographs we will explore Quanah's life.

Home on the Plains: A Bison’s Journey: Grades 3-8, 45 Minutes

When Christopher Columbus landed on the eastern shores of North America, there were an estimated 60,000,000 bison roaming the land. For thousands of years Plains Indians hunted bison to use a food, clothing and shelter. When the first transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, the buffalo hunters soon followed, and the bison began vanishing from the prairies.

Join us as we discuss the impact of the buffalo on the Plains Indians, what happened when the hide hunters came and about the people who rescued the bison from extinction. We will use artifacts, videos and historic photographs to tell the story. 

Please note: We plan to show a historical reenactment of the processing of a buffalo. This video is somewhat graphic in nature, and is intended for students in the 3rd grade and up.

A Native American’s MVP: Grades K-8, 45 Minutes

An Indian’s life on the southern plains was not one of luxury. Indians were nomadic and had to carry all of their worldly possessions with them. This distance learning program will talk about the MVPs, or Most Valuable Possessions, of the southern plains Indian tribes. Using artifacts from PPHM’s Southern Plains Indian Trunk along with historical photos, we will discuss life on the southern plains. Students will also have the opportunity to craft their own Indian name using symbols and pictures.

A Festive Frontier  - Christmas on the early Panhandle-Plains: Grades K-5, 45 Minutes

By the mid-1800s, Christmas traditions encompassed many of the same festivities and customs as it does today. But for the pioneers and cowboys in the desolate Panhandle of Texas, Christmas was a much simpler affair. This distance learning program will focus on the origins of several different holiday traditions, along with some unique to the Panhandle. Using historical photos, music and artifacts, we will explore Christmas in the Panhandle between 1890 - 1910. Students will then make a small holiday-themed craft for the home or classroom.

The Bedecked Buckaroo: Cowboy Clothing in the Early Texas Panhandle: Grades K-7, 45 Minutes

Cowboys in the Texas Panhandle faced many obstacles including weather, wildlife and wily livestock. Thus, the cowboy traveled light and owned very little. Every article of clothing and equipment had to be functional and serve a multitude of purposes. This program will discuss the role of cowboy clothing on the range and the purpose of each piece. We will also talk about the role of cattle drives, early Panhandle ranches and the origin of barbed wire.

From Boom to Dust in the Texas Panhandle: Grades 3-7: 55 Minutes

The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands from 1930 to 1936 (in some areas until 1940). Using photos and videos unique to the Panhandle Plains, we will investigate the causes of the Dust Bowl, hear first-hand stories of people who lived through it, and discuss the methods used to stop the deadly storms.

Wild and Wacky Weather: Grades K-5, 45 Minutes

People on the Panhandle-Plains have adapted to weather for centuries. Come along with our friendly cricket, Thomas J, and learn all about wild and wacky weather. This science-based program will help your students understand what causes weather like blizzards, dust storms, floods and tornadoes, how to prepare for severe weather, and what plants and animals live in different climate zones. 

Dinomite Dinosaurs: Grades K-5: 45 Minutes

Step back in time—way, way back in time—with a virtual stroll through our paleontology exhibit. During this In the News Program we will focus on fossils unique to the Panhandle-Plains, and others you may be more familiar with. Many people are surprised to learn that the Texas Panhandle was once a marshy area, and our exhibit features a world-class emphasis on locally discovered reptiles and amphibians from the Late Triassic era (225-200 million years ago) and mammals from the Late Cenozoic era (10-1 million years ago). Join us as we also discuss what a paleontologist does and what may have happened to the dinosaurs.

Buffalo Soldiers: Defenders of the West: Grades 3-8: 35 Minutes

Buffalo Soldiers played an important role in settling the Panhandle-Plains Region in the years after the Civil War. The Buffalo Soldier Calvary and Infantry divisions were responsible for patrolling the frontier for Indians, building roads and telegraph lines, law enforcement, preventing cattle rustling, escorting mail parties and other civil and military tasks. They also participated in most of the major campaigns, including the Red River War from 1874-1875. This program will discuss the origin of the Buffalo Soldiers, their clothing, and the different purposes they served on the Frontier.

Panhandle Petroleum: Grades 3-8th grade, 40 minutes

Petroleum and natural gas are an important part of the Panhandle economy. This program will explore the reasons why it’s present in the Texas Panhandle, how it was formed, the discovery of the resource and the many uses of petroleum and natural gas. Alternative energy sources like wind will also be discussed. 



 
 





 
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CILC
- Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
Search for over 1,200 unique teacher evaluated K-12 interactive video distance learning programs, aligned with national K-12 curriculum standards, offered by nearly 200 content providers from around the world.

Colonial Williamsburg
Teach American history with the new Electronic Field Trip season. This year’s live, interactive lessons explore the ratification of the US Constitution, Westward expansion, The War of 1812, slavery, as well as the rights of women and youth.

COSI - Center for Science and Industry -Science Delivered at the Speed of Light.  Informational video here.

Videoconferencing connects your students with scientists, doctors, and experts in their fields with a LIVE interactive two-way experience with your school or from COSI.

HEC-TV Live!
Each program takes students live to artists, attorneys, archivists, or historians, in their own workspace be it a studio, rehearsal hall, theater, library, museum, or office.  Programs are sixty minutes in length and presented during regular school day hours. Calendar.

Library of Congress
Free programs are appropriate for teachers, librarians, media specialists, and university faculty.  Events may be scheduled Monday–Friday, during normal working hours, Eastern time. Times are flexible, depending on Library staff availability, time zone differences, and varied work schedules across the country. Programs should be requested at least two weeks in advance of the proposed conference date.

Manhattan School of Music

With over a decade of experience in the field of distance learning and as the first conservatory in the nation to utilize videoconferencing for K-12 music education, Manhattan School of Music has adopted the key elements of presenting successful music education programs via live, interactive videoconferencing technology. 

Mariner's Museum
Just as man has used the sea to journey around the world for thousands of years, The Mariners’ Museum now uses Interactive Videoconferencing to offer programming to schools across the country and around the globe.

Milwaukee Public Museum
MPM is the intersection of human history and natural science. We educate, explore, discover and preserve the world and its people.

National Parks
Click the above link to access participating sites.  Those parks offer distance learning programs that may allow them to share curriculum-based programming about the park with your students through the web, audio or video conferencing. Please bear in mind that there may be limitations to the scope and technical compatibility between the park programs and those at your school. Contact the park for details.

National Baseball Hall of Fame
The next best thing to visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame is participating in a videoconference. The award-winning EBBETS Field Trip Series (Electronically Bringing Baseball Education To Students) transports the wonders of Cooperstown to your very own classroom. Baseball is used as the backdrop to help your students discover objectives in diverse topics like mathematicsgeographycivil rights historywomen's historyeconomicscommunication arts, and more!


Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Where can you explore more than 500 million years of history across 26,000 square miles under one roof? Since opening as a one-room gallery called Pioneer Hall in 1933, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum has become the largest history museum in Texas. PPHM is committed to bringing new and engaging exhibits to students and teachers and demonstrating our relevance to every generation every day. PPHM's collections encompass a range of diverse subjects including art, history, archeology, paleontology, ethnology, geology, petroleum, textiles, weapons, transportation and sports.

Pro Football Hall of Fame
Each year, thousands of students tour the Pro Football Hall of Fame to learn about the rich history of professional football.  If your class can’t make the trek to Canton, Ohio, let the Hall of Fame bring the museum to your school through its award-winning videoconferencing programs. Each program is educationally based and is supplemented by classroom activities which are aligned with national standards of education. Join in on these programs to learn such things as media literacy, history, careers, geography, math, language arts, character education and visual arts.








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