Virtual Field Trips

We are proud to offer Virtual Field Trips for the 2021-2022 Academic Year!

Virtual Field Trips for 2021-2022

The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy is proud to share that we are offering safely socially distanced Virtual Field Trips! We have developed these field trips over many months, taking into account multiple teacher and parent surveys. We could not have created our Virtual Field Trip offering without your help; a huge THANK YOU to the countless teachers, parents, and educational partners who have contributed to our effort!

The Structure of Virtual Field Trips

Asynchronous Session:

The Asynchronous Session showcases the beautiful Guadalupe River Park, with three units that focus on park ecology, plants, and animals. Each unit has two lessons consisting of short videos for students to watch, followed by a simple activity for them to complete in order to cement and deepen learning.

Synchronous Session

Our (live) Synchronous Session allows students to dive more deeply into an area of your choosing and be supported by our incredible Guadalupe Guides. Our available synchronous options are an Animal Encounter, an Orchard Tour, or a Trail Tour. We also include optional Extension Activities to deepen your students’ learning.

Available Field Trips

Orchard Tour

Did you know that orchards can be thriving ecosystems? The Orchard Tour Field Trip is a standards-based program that focuses on the learning opportunities provided by San José’s Historic Orchard that’s located in our park. This program guides students to explore activities and concepts appropriate to their academic and social development. Each class will gain a deeper understanding of the interconnected systems shared between plants and animals, along with the adaptations they have developed to survive and thrive. Who knows, we may have some of our animal park residents stop in to join us.

Themes covered: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems, Growth and Development of Organisms, Inheritance of Traits