What are Online Field Trips?
Through our Online Field Trips you can visit farms across the globe without putting on your wellies! We’re bringing food producers from around the world into the classroom – from Costa Rican banana growers to Italian pasta makers.
Your pupils can learn about where their food comes from by chatting live to real growers and producers using Google+ Hangouts. They’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about the products and how they get from farm to fork.
We’ll uncover the mysteries behind some everyday products and give children access to places they wouldn’t usually be able to visit, helping them to understand how their food ends up on their plates.
What happens during an Online Field Trip? Have a look at this video about our first event, Perfect Pasta, to see what the children and the teachers thought.
How your class can take part
Download curriculum-based activities to help your class prepare.
Talk to the farmer or producer. Your class can ask questions and talk face-to-face with farmers and producers in an Online Field Trips. Space is limited to four schools per event, and registration closes at least two weeks before the event to ensure time for the tech checks needed. Register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend a live event. Thousands can watch a live event, participate in activities and submit questions. Just sign up to Google+ and RSVP by choosing the event you’d like to attend.
Watch videos from past events by downloading them from the Resource Hub.
How to sign up
To watch a live Online Field Trip with your class, RSVP on the Google+ event page. Then simply return to the event page at the specified time and press play. If you can’t make it for the live stream, your class can watch videos of past events on the Resource Hub.
You can also follow the Connected Classrooms community on Google+, where you’ll be able to chat to other teachers and even plan your own Online Field Trip.
Coming up this term...
Yummy Honey - 11 September 1.30pm
Sunny Sweetcorn – 18 September 1.30pm
Remarkable Rice – 25 September 11.30am
Budding Broccoli – 2 October 1.30pm
Prize Pumpkins – 9 October 1.30pm
Saucy Baked Beans – 6 November 1.30pm
Baked Bread – 13 November 1.30pm
Earthy Potatoes – 20 November 1.30pm
Tip Top Tea – 27 November - 1.30pm
Juicy Clementines – 4 December 1.30pm
Crimson Cranberries - 11 December 1.30pm