Rhode Island Virtual Field Trips
Who doesn't love a field trip? Students have traditionally engaged in learning opportunities while attending field trips around the state. The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) is updating the Virtual Field Trip listing. This resource is provided to educators to supplement their instruction, whether they are teaching in-person or through distance learning. Our goal is to provide options for locally grown virtual field trips so students will learn about our state's natural resources, attractions, history, and culture. Field trips are valuable since students learn from experts and allow students to experience something new. In these times, typical field trips or class visitors will not be possible, but teachers can employ virtual options.
Keep in mind:
* While a typical field trip might last all day, a virtual field trip is best to be 30-60 minutes. Shorter duration would be best for younger audiences. Longer visits could be sectioned into separate sessions..
* Think outside of the normal field trip- a single tour guide may have access to show more than what students typically see on a traditional tour. Get creative!
* Considering the limits on school budgets, it would be a challenge to charge for these field trips. Please consider this a gift to students and an opportunity to showcase your organization.
The RI Department of Education will update our listing of virtual field trip options shared with educators from Pre-Kindergarten through high school. If you would like to have your organization's offering included, please fill out the form below. If you have multiple options for field trips or can differentiate the field trip for multiple grade levels, please fill the form out separately for each. If you have any questions, please email
Name of contact for virtual field trip
Email of the contact
Organization's website, twitter handle, facebook page, etc. If applicable
Information about your organization. This might include the history, purpose, potential visitor information (if applicable), or any other interesting and/or worthwhile information to share. (max 150 words)
Description of the field trip. Please give details so teachers can determine if it is appropriate for their class. (max 200 words)
What grade level(s) is this opportunity suited best for? (check all that apply)
Pre-kindergarten to 2nd Grade
3rd Grade to 5th Grade
6th Grade to 8th Grade
High School (including Career and Technical Education programs)
What subject area(s) is this opportunity most connected to? (multiple areas can be checked, but please make sure they are relevant)
Earth & Space Science
Food and Consumer Science
Anticipated length of virtual field trip program. 30 minutes is recommended for younger children.
under 30 minutes
over 45 minutes
Would you be interested in leading LIVE virtual field trips where you are invited into the online classroom by the teacher and can interact with the students?
Yes, live sounds better than a video
I can do both- a video and offer live visits
No, it would be hard to commit to live visits but can make a video
If your best option is to create pre-recorded video but you need assistance with shooting, editing, and finishing footage, we can put you in touch with a local Video Production instructor who can help or enlist a college student to help. Do you want to hear from them?
Yes! I need help with the whole project.
Yes, I have some video footage but need help editing and finishing it.
No, we have video footage or we are only offering live interaction
Are you able to host in a language other than English? If so, please indicate language(s) are available.
Other information to share or suggestions. Please include links to pre-existing video footage here, if applicable.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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