Virtual Field Trip Details
VFT Information
Title:Sun Rays & Windy Days

From the sun’s rays to the wind that blows across our state, energy is all around us. How can we use solar panels and wind turbines to make electricity?  Join us on this Streaming Science virtual field trip to meet a Nebraska Extension specialist who studies these alternative forms of energy production, see a solar panel up close, and go inside a wind turbine.  Streaming Science is in partnership with Nebraska Extension and undergraduates majoring in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication (AESC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Watch a trailer of Streaming Science VFT at this website: https://youtu.be/8funBkkAQGU

Subject(s):AgricultureIndustrial TechnologyMathScienceTechnology
Grade Levels:Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7
VFT Type:Talk to the Expert
Meeting Time:November 2 at 10am and 2pm Central Time
Duration:45 minutes
Registration Info:

Click here to register.  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.  Please contact jhay2@unl.edu to reschedule. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to the scheduled virtual field trip. 

Tech Requirements:Events will be broadcast using UStream.tv to live stream the electronic field trip.
The URL to watch will be: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/uUu3bUMcj7K
Additional Cost Info:$30.00 Supplemental materials for up to 25 students for hands-on activities. Return tote to John Hay, 250 Chase Hall, UN-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0726 following virtual field trip. Email jhay2@unl.ed to reserve kit.

Provider Information
Provider Name:Nebraska Extension
Description:No need to schedule transportation, pack a lunch or even leave your school when you visit us on a Virtual Field Trip. Our faculty interact with your students on a variety of food, energy, water, and people related topics through our live, interactive videoconferencing programs. Classes are designed to fit within your schedule, curriculum needs and are aligned with science standards. 
Contact:John Hay
Phone Number:402-472-0408