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 NebrASKa Scientist 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.  NebrASKa Scientist is a partnership with Nebraska Extension and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Watch a trailer of NebrASKa Scientist at this website:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8funBkkAQGU&feature=youtu.be

Subject(s):AgricultureIndustrial TechnologyMathScienceTechnology
Grade Levels:Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7
VFT Type:Talk to the Expert
Meeting Time:Train the Trainer is March 19 at 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM CST; VFT is April 24 at 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM CST.
Duration:45 minutes
Registration Info:

Click here to register (use https://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/programs). Teachers are encouraged to register for the Train the Trainer early, then register for the Virtual Field Trip after the Train the Trainer session.  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 dweitzenkamp2@unl.edu to reschedule.

Tech Requirements:Events will be broadcast using Zoom.  The URL to watch will be emailed to you a few days prior to the scheduled event.
Additional Cost Info:The train the trainer session is free, supplemental classroom kit is $30.00, additional solar cell

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:Beth Janning
Phone Number:402-461-7209