Virtual Field Trip Details
VFT Information
Title:Evolution Examined!
Description:Your students will investigate current research and meet young scientists who reinforce the main concepts of evolution: variation, inheritance, selection and time! 

Coming to you from the University of Nebraska State Museum’s Evolution gallery, students will interact and engage with studies on finches and viruses. They will even try singing like a fly as they come to better understand evolution! Arachnids at night and Yellowstone diatoms by day will be highlighted by several University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate students who will share, both live and via video, how they are studying evolution in their work today. 

Your students will see examples of the use of the scientific process, receive a broad awareness of the variety of scientists who utilize the theory of evolution, and will discover how the theory of evolution applies to their personal lives and the environment around us. It truly is Evolution Explored!
Subject(s):ScienceSocial Science
Grade Levels:Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9
VFT Type:Talk to the Expert
Meeting Time:Scheduled upon request by the teacher. Concurrent virtual field trips are encouraged within a school. We request classes be held on same day. Fees will be negotiated.
Duration:45 minutes
Registration Info:

To register for this program, contact the program provider (see Provider Information below) or call 402-472-6302. For questions about equipment, desktop applications or other concerns, contact your local ESU distance learning specialist. Click here for a list of ESU contacts.


RESCHEDULING: If a virtual field trip needs to be rescheduled due to unforeseen technical or weather events, we will try to reschedule within the following two weeks at no extra charge.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to the scheduled virtual field trip. Failure to cancel in advance will result in being charged the full price of the program. There is no charge if your program is canceled due to weather or unforeseen technical problems.

Tech Requirements:

Events are connected using the Nebraska Video Conferencing Network (NVCN) bridge.
Supports H.323 IP (Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize, etc.), Zoom, Lifesize Clearsea, or Jabber connections.
Morrill Hall will schedule and conduct an audio/video test 48 hours prior to program date.


Additional Cost Info:Non-Nebraska organizations, $125. This program comes with a kit to be returned ($15-$20). Limited scholarship may be available for NE schools. NE Library or NE Non-profit: $80. Out of state: $100

Provider Information
Provider Name:Morrill Hall
Description:No need to schedule transportation, pack a lunch or even leave your school when you visit us on a Virtual Field Trip. Our educators and scientists interact with your students on a variety of science and natural history topics through our live, interactive videoconferencing programs. Classes are designed to fit within your schedule, curriculum needs and are aligned with science standards. Many of our programs include a physical kit with hands-on materials to enhance your

Additional information about your Nebraska State Museum:  The University of Nebraska State Museum (UNSM) was established in 1871 and has steadily grown into one of the leading research and educational science museums in the nation to be associated with a university.

The Museum collects and interprets the natural, geological and anthropological history of the state and of the Great Plains, and holds the collections in trust for all Nebraskans.

The Museum is comprised of the world-famous "Elephant Hall", a research collection containing over 13 million specimens, Mueller Planetarium, the Dr. Paul and Betty Marx Discovery Center, Trailside Museum of Natural History at Fort Robinson State Park, and Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park.

Contact:Jennifer Shaughney
Phone Number:402-472-6302