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Teachers and Students love our virtual
I absolutely loved working with Amie. She provided exactly
what my kiddos were missing out on this year because of COVID. They loved
asking questions and visiting with someone live through our computer. She
interacted with them perfectly and was full of enthusiasm for the subject
matter. I also liked how we were able to meet through Teams. Most virtual
field trips are through Zoom and that is not a program that is approved by
my district. By having Teams be an option, I didn't have to go through an
approval process. —First Grade Teacher
Dear Amie, Thank you for working with my students and I during our
recent virtual field trip. We really enjoyed continuing to work on our
Earth and Sun science unit with you. —Fifth Grade Teacher
Thank you Amie!
Thank you for taking your time to talk to us about the moon and stars! I
liked how you showed us the moon phases and what everything looked like in
the night sky. —Fifth Grade Student
Dear Amie, Thank you so much for teaching us useful
information. You remind me of one of those bright stars, because you made
it a good time for us and I really appreciate that. —Fifth Grade Student
Dear Amie, OMG, the girls had so much fun! This really helped
them complete their badge work and was a highlight of our virtual sleep
over. Corresponding with you has been a very pleasant and easy experience. —Girl Scout Leader
Virtual Field Trips
Teachers, Principals, and Science Supervisors,
Scout Leaders, Senior Group Coordinators: contact us to schedule virtual field trips for your
students. These programs are led by a live Planetarium Educator. We'll explore
the topic and include time for Q&A. We have programs available for all ages
(PreSchool - Adult). All programs support NGSS.
Number of attendees: 1
class or up to 30 students per session
Fee: $75 per class
(46-60 minutes); $100 for Magic Tree
House: Space Mission (75 minutes)
Scheduling is flexible
and can be done to fit your class periods, after school program, or evening
We can set up Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft
Teams meetings, or you can invite us to your platform.
Rocket Ride: (Grades PreK-K) Our
popular show has an online version. Join us on an adventure into space to
learn about the Sun, Moon, and planets.
Weather: (Grades K-2)
Children use their senses to observe the weather, learn different cloud
types and how they can help with weather forecasting. We learn about
different types of weather instruments, and follow a water droplet through
the water cycle.
the Moon and Back: (Grades PreK-2)
Begin with a story about the Moon, then watch the Moon change shape in our
virtual sky, and pretend to be astronauts who can travel there.
Tree House: Space Mission (Grades K-4) Join Jack and Annie as they look for answers to
questions about space. Together, we'll explore some of those topics to see
if we find similar answers.
Address: (Grades K-12) You
probably know your home address, but what about where you live in the
Universe? K-3 begins with a storybook about where we are in the
Universe, then we write out our own "Cosmic Address." Grades 4-12
jump off the Earth and start travelling away from our planet, exploring the
objects we pass in more detail. All programs include an introduction to the
stars we can see in tonight's sky.
Solar System: (Grades K-12) Go on
a tour of the planets in our solar system
Sky: (Grades K-12)
Identify stars and constellations we can see tonight and learn some
constellation stories that go along with them.
in the Sky: The Sun
(Grades 1-12) Track the Sun's rising and setting positions through the
year. Does this affect the number of daylight hours we have?
in the Sky: Moon Phases
(Grades 2-12) Why and how does the Moon's shape change? When can we see the
Moon in the sky? Gather data to answer these questions.
or False, Astronomy Version: (Grades 5-12) Some statements seem obvious, but are they?
Explore the statements "brighter stars are closer to us" and
"the Moon is only visible at night." We'll collect data to
determine if these ideas are true or false.