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These are digital products. After purchasing your VFT, you will have access to a document that includes the link and other VFT information.

What do I have to do to join?

Sign your child up for the event using our coupon code.

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Field trip day: to join the field trip, click the link from the document and you are in for a great adventure! 

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Confirm that your child's device has a working webcam and microphone. If you are joining from a phone, please download the free Zoom app in advance. 

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When you receive the document, print it off and share any preparatory materials with your child.

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Mark your calendar!

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Attention: We recommend that students use a PC to access the virtual field trips. There have been previous technical difficulties with students joining the field trips via a Mac.

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From Jamestown to Revolution: Virginia in the Colonial Era

With HistoryConnects, VMHC

During this program, students will explore what demographics made colonial Virginians' lives different. This program will study the beginnings of government in Virginia, enslavement versus indentured servitude, the impact of English colonists on Virginia Indians, and how colonial Virginians lived in their day-to-day lives. From objects to paintings, to letters and broadsides, this program will look at a variety of different primary sources that shine a light on what life was like in colonial Virginia.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 20, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 4-8

  • Length: 45 minutes

Archaeology Live: Discovering Colonial Student Life

With Harvard Museums of Science & Culture: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Visit a live dig! This virtual field trip takes an entire class to an active archaeological dig site on the campus of Harvard University. Meet the excavation directors who will explain the project, what they are looking for, and what they have found. Meet and observe student archaeologists at work who will demonstrate and explain the techniques they are using as they search for evidence of the lives of colonial students almost 400 years ago in Massachusetts. The program is broadcast to your classroom from the center of the undergraduate campus – Harvard Yard. This is a special event and will be offered only once this year! (Rain Date: Thursday, October 28th)

  • Date: Thursday, October 21, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 4-10

  • Length: 40 minutes

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Crown to Country: Our Fight for Independence

With Liberty Hall Museum

Museum educators in period dress will guide students on a virtual journey through Liberty Hall. In this historic setting, students will see artifacts from the collection, learn how the events leading up to the American Revolution shaped the difficult decisions faced by colonists, and debate whether they should support the patriot cause, remain loyal to King George III, or stay out of the conflict with the Quakers.

  • Date: Friday, October 22, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-10

  • Length: 45 minutes

Spiders! A Folktale Using Sign Language and Science

With Author Valerie Marsh

Use sign language and participate in a folktale story about spiders and their webs! Then become an arachnologist (spider scientist) and simulate real spider behavior! Materials needed for each student are a pencil, piece of paper, and markers.

  • Date: Monday, October 25, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-4

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Sustainable Solutions: Bioenergy and Bioproducts

With Creative Discovery Museum

Students will come to a better understanding of the need for sustainable solutions to everyday problems, and specifically bioenergy and bioproducts from sustainably farmed poplar trees.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 27, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 4-10

  • Length: 45 minutes