Virtual Field Trip Details
VFT Information
Title:Ag Walk ‘N’

In Nebraska, agriculture is our number one industry.  You might not realize it at first, but we have a variety of ag products grown in Nebraska: corn, beef, sugar beets, even apples and grapes.  From the Scotts Bluff and wildcat Hills to the Nebraska Loess Hills, Nebraska has a wide diversity of soils that make this ag diversity possible.  Join us on this NebrASKa Scientist virtual field trip to meet a Nebraska Extension Educator who studies how these different soils influence the types of ag crops grown in Nebraska.

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Subject(s):AgricultureScienceSocial Science
Grade Levels:Grade 4Grade 5
VFT Type:Talk to the Expert
Meeting Time:April 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM CST
Duration:45 minutes
Registration Info:

Click on this link to register https://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/programs

Registrations must be completed at least 2 weeks in advance of the virtual field trip.  Materials for active participation in the virtual field trip will be mailed to your classroom.  Materials for up to 25 students will be included with each registration and are yours to keep in the classroom. 

Optional materials:  We believe that the classroom experience will be enhanced if you request use of the Giganto Nebraska map from your local ESU (NOTE: Not all ESUs have a Giganto Nebraska map).  Here is a link for information about how to reserve the map for your school. http://www.geonebraska.org/big-nebraska-map.html . 

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 deb.weitzenkamp@unl.edu to reschedule.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to the rescheduled virtual field trip.

Tech Requirements:Events will be broadcast using Zoom to live stream the electronic field trip.  The URL to watch will be emailed to you a few days before the scheduled event.
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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:Deb Weitzenkamp
Phone Number:402-873-3166