So… as we start our third month of lockdown, how’s this whole homeschooling experiment going for you?
We feel you.
Remember when love of learning was a thing? One thing the pandemic is teaching us is how much that love depends on our ability to use what we learn to connect with others. We are social animals and the purpose of so much learning is to enhance our sense of belonging.
Did you know that Sabine loves Mae Jemison, too? Esther and I are both learning cursive now – watch! Elliot has a great trick for doing 3-digit addition, let me show you!
It is in this light that BGL is offering a round of free, interactive virtual field trips called Field Trips LIVE. We want to provide collective, live learning experiences that connect students with people and places they don’t currently have access to (which, right now, is almost everyone and everything). Although we love our locations and topics, the goal here is to create the kind of synchronous learning opportunity that promotes connection and, therefore, love of learning.
Join us! They’re free (for now).
Click to book these FREE Field Trips LIVE:
1. Outdoor School: Coastal Habitats
Thu May 21 @2pm PT / 5pm ET
2. Outdoor School: Freshwater Pond Habitats
Thu May 28 @1pm PT / 4pm ET
3. Taiwan Night Market
Thu June 4 @7am PT / 10am ET <– b/c time zones
4. Pacific Puppetry: The Bird that Wants to Fly
Thu June 11 @3pm PT / 6pm ET
Interactive participation is conducted via text-based chat within Zoom. Messages are seen by presenters only and read aloud to the group when appropriate.
For a sample of what our FTLs looked like before the world shut down (with live, school-based video participants), check out this teaser for Mexico City vs. Los Angeles: