Colte (boy) and Charlianne Rindlesbach (girl) at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, Utah.
WOPA131218_D224 Colte (boy) and Charlianne Rindlesbach (girl) at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, Utah. © © Ian Shive

Nature Lab

Virtual Field Trips

Explore the World with Virtual Field Trips

Designed for grades 5-8 but customizable for all ages, virtual field trips allow students to travel the world and explore natural environments without leaving the classroom. Each virtual field trip contains a video, teacher guide, and student activities.

An orangutan
An orangutan in Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo, Indonesia. © Katie Hawk/TNC

Borneo: The Symphony of the Rainforest

What does sound tell us about the world’s wildest places? To find out, join science writer Justine Hausheer on a Virtual Field Trip to Borneo, the third largest island in the world. Learn how can we use science and acoustic technology to care for the land and protect the plants and animals in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions.

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Clayquot Sound
Clayquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. © Bryan Evans / The Nature Conservancy

View from a Canoe: A Coastal Temperate Rainforest

The Emerald Edge is home to the world’s largest intact coastal temperate rainforest. Take your students on a virtual field trip led by Tsimka Martin of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, to explore this beautiful landscape that stretches from Washington State to Canada’s Coastal British Columbia to Southeast Alaska.

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Dust Storm
Dust Storm near Phoenix, AZ. © Alan Stark

Wild Biomes: America’s Rainforests and Deserts

Two wildly different ecosystems, both dependent on the same precious resource: Water. On this virtual field trip, we’ll travel to the lush, rain-soaked splendor of the Olympic Peninsula and explore the urban watershed of Seattle. Next, we’ll head to Arizona’s dry, desert landscape and take a tour down the Verde River that nourishes this parched land.

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Palau Palau © The Nature Conservancy

The Coral Reefs of Palau

Join our expert scientist, marine biologist Stephanie Wear, on a virtual field trip to the coral reefs of Palau where you'll explore amazing underwater cities found near a remote network of islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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Giant Panda
Giant Panda at the Dujiangyan Panda Base outside of Chengdu in Sichuan Province, China. © Nick Hall

China's Great Forests

Join our expert scientist Yue Wang, a conservation planning officer for The Nature Conservancy, on a virtual field trip across the world to two stunning provinces in China—Sichuan and Yunnan—where we will explore majestic forests, towering mountains, and other iconic landscapes.

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West Virginia wind farm
West Virginia wind farm Wind farm turbines situated on a ridge top in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. © Kent Mason

Powering the Planet: Renewable Energy

We use energy to power our lives every day: to boot up our computers, fuel our cars, charge our cell phones, flick on a light switch, and in myriad other ways. Join scientist Alex Wegmann as we embark on a Virtual Field Trip to explore a compelling question: How can we get the energy we need without harming nature?

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Aguas de páramo
Stream in Páramo A stream in Páramo near Bogotá © TNC Colombia

Journey of Water: Colombia’s Páramo

Colombia is the second most biologically diverse country on Earth—home to 10% of Earth’s plant and animal species! There are over 300 different ecosystems in Colombia. In this virtual field trip, we will explore the magical páramo ecosystem and the stunning mountain landscapes found just beyond the capital city of Bogotá.

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Paracas National Reserve, Peru
Paracas National Reserve, Peru Desert Pacific coastline of Paracas National Reserve, Peru. © Marci Eggers/TNC

Coastal Peru: A Coastal Ecosysystem

Join fisheries scientist Matias Caillaux to explore the Humboldt Current Ecosystem off the coast of Peru while learning about the area’s amazing diversity and productivity. Students will learn about the Humboldt Current—a cold water current that pushes nutrients from the deepest ocean toward the surface.

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