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Virtual Field Trip

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s Virtual Field Trips (VFT), with collaborator Mr. Ralph Krauss from Pinecrest Academy of Nevada, are designed to use video conferencing technology to bring enriching and engaging topics to students of all grade levels. Students can take part in two-way question and answer scenarios from expert guest speakers from the convenience of their own classrooms and homes. VFT eliminates the need for coordinating or the financial strains of traditional field trips. Yet despite geographical location, the Museum can bring innovative, STEM topics, and educational experiences to students directly to their classrooms.

 

2019 Schedule

Date

Time

Workshop

Description

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

9:45am – 10:15am PST

Paleontology



Come join in and visit the only working research Paleontology Lab in Nevada. The Curator of Paleontology Dr. Joshua Bonde will be taking students on an exciting virtual tour and answering questions from the Learning Lab showcasing some of the exciting fossil research projects from around Nevada. Students will also be able to go behind the scenes of the Museum as collections manager, Lauren Parry, talks about how the Museum takes care of the fossils.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

8:45am – 9:15pm PST

Egyptology



Welcome to the prehistoric past! Founder and Director of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Marilyn Gillespie, will take students on a virtual tour of the Museum’s Ancient Egypt gallery. Come along as she captures students’ attention about the ancient civilization, the pharaohs that ruled, along with the creation of the exhibit. After-which, she will answer questions about Egypt and what it is like to operate a Museum.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

9:30am – 10:00am PST

Paleontology



Dinosaurs in Nevada! Staff Paleontologist, Becky Humphrey, will share someexciting research onone of Nevada’s newest species of dinosaur from Valley of Fire State Park, in the Museum’s Prehistoric Life Gallery. Come along on this virtual tour and ask questions to learn what was roaming around Nevada during the Cretaceous and what it’s like to be a paleontologist.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

10:00am-10:30am PST

Paleontology



Prehistoric Elephants and Mammoths: Meet Lauren Parry, paleontologist and Natural History Collections Manager of the LVNHM, and learn all about ancient elephants!  Take a look at Columbian mammoth teeth, tusks, and skull bones to learn more about these extinct giants, and what stories their fossil remains tell us.  Compare real elephant bones to their extinct relatives, and see how paleontologists use museum collections to conduct their research!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

8:45am – 9:15am PST

Paleontology

Join Curator of Paleontology, Dr. Joshua Bonde in the Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s Marine Life Gallery where he will discussand answer your questions about Prehistoric Seas and what was roaming the oceans of western North America during the age of dinosaurs. Of particular importance as a Nevada-based institution is the Nevada State Fossil, the Ichthyosaur.

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Need Tec Help?

Students can connect through the power of video conferencing and learn from these expert speakers in a two-way question and answer experience from the convenience of your classrooms. All you need in your classroom for your Virtual Field Trip experience is a computer, internet access, and a projector. Advanced registration is required. If you need assistance or have any questions getting set up, please contact communityrelations@lvnhm.org