Many thanks to The Nature Conservancy & WeAreTeachers for sponsoring the conversation about the Virtual Field Trip to Mojave Desert and Palmyra Atoll FREE educational event!
Renewable energy is something my family is passionate about living and teaching to our kids. I hope you, your children, and your classroom are able to join me Friday, May 20, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on YouTube (45 minutes) for an unforgettable Virtual Field Trip to Mojave Desert and Palmyra Atoll. During this virtual journey, we will learn about how communities are powering the planet with renewable energy.
We read in textbooks about ways that renewable sources of energy such as sunlight and wind that help to fuel our cars, charge our cell phones, and keep our lights on in our homes.
But what does this look like TODAY?
What does using renewable resources look like in our country – right now?
Join us on May 20th at 1PM for your chance to take a virtual journey to the scorching Mojave Desert and Palmyra Atoll cluster of Islands.
NOTE: As a huge advocate for using renewable resources to power our daily activities (We put solar panels on our first home and were almost entirely run by Solar Power!) We are also in the process of working with an environmentally friendly landscaper. Our goal is to create an edible and more environmentally friendly yard. I truly cannot wait to watch this live even with my children. I’m excited to see how others in our community are making a difference.
Join Us Live on May 20th at 1pm Eastern for a Virtual Field Trip to Mojave Desert and Palmyra Atoll!
Along with classrooms and families around the world, see how scientists are harnessing the power of the elements to create renewable energy, while caring for the environment.
How the field trip works.
Led by scientist, Alex Wegmann, this journey will take students from a remote cluster of islands atop coral reefs. These islands are run mainly with renewable resources. We will then travel to the massive solar panel installations in the desert that provide enough energy to light large cities.
The field trip is designed for grades 3-8, but all viewers are welcome! The content is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.
- Register for this FREE Virtual Field Trip.
- Set a reminder on your phone
- Write the date in your lesson plan book.
- Review and complete the Accompanying renewable energy lesson plan.Educators can download the lesson plan in PDF and Word.
- Locate both places on a map.
Powering the Planet: Renewable Energy
Science, grades 3-8
Friday, May 20, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on YouTube (45 minutes)
Parent and Teacher Resources for the live virtual field trip to California’s Mojave Desert and Palmyra Atoll.
- Download the accompanying renewable energy lesson plan here.
- Register here for this FREE Virtual Field Trip.
- Watch HERE about making clean energy
Explore Solar and Wind Power in this live virtual field trip to Mojave Desert and Palmyra Atoll.
Introduce your students to the vocabulary prior to the live field trip. Watch this stunning video by the Nature Conservatory.
“This video explores solar and wind power, which are two important renewable energy sources. Unlike the nonrenewable energy sources that humans currently use (fossil fuels, coal and natural gas), solar and wind power can quickly replenish themselves and are usually available in a never-ending supply.”
Can’t watch the a live virtual field trip to California’s Mojave Desert and Palmyra Atoll. on May 20th?
We understand completely!
Register here anyway to receive the YouTube viewing link. You can use to watch any time after the live event has concluded. The virtual field trip will also be optimized and posted at a later date on our website and hosted on Vimeo. Once the Vimeo version is ready, we will send the link in another newsletter. You’ll be able to watch the virtual field trip anytime on Vimeo or YouTube!