Welcome to Jennette’s Pier’s
Virtual Field Trip
We have two offerings
Class in session
Classroom remote learning, students are at home
Virtual Field Trip
Hop on the bus and “travel” with us to Jennette’s Pier located in Nags Head N.C.! Your field trip today will take you over the bridge that connects the Outer Banks to the mainland, and we will head oceanfront to Jennette’s Pier. During your trip you will learn about Jennette’s Pier and then dive into the adventure of your choice. Classrooms can select one or two programs, each program is 45 minutes and includes a fun, interactive hands-on lesson.
Virtual Field Trip Lessons
**Marine Mammal Investigations and the impact of Plankton: (Lesson is 1.5 hours and is considered two lessons) In this program you will meet out Marine Mammal Stranding Network Coordinator and learn all about marine mammals. You will also learn about the smallest organism in the ocean, plankton, and learn how these tiny organisms can impact marine mammals. In this program we will mail you class a mammal kit with a set of “stranded” dolphins. If you have microscopes available we will also mail a plankton sample.
Exploring Wind power and Renewable Energy: In this program you will explore how we use the wind to harness power. We will talk about the importance of renewable energy and learn how we create electricity. Classrooms will receive an activity kit that will include supplies to build your own wind powered device.
**Beach Explorations: Travel to the beach virtually! Our educators will show beach biofacts such as shells, bones, and skulls to teach your kids about the organisms we have on the coast of North Carolina. Classrooms will receive a beach kit full of shells!
Solar Science: Discover and discuss solar power as an energy resource. Students design, build, and evaluate a solar powered boat and discover how solar panels maximize efficiency. Students will race their boats outside as a final test of their success.
Ocean Currents: Students discover how convection currents work and why they are important in a marine ecosystem. The program includes a lab where students learn about density and why this is an important factor that drives currents. You will receive a classroom kit with all the supplies needed to conduct the experiment.
**Plankton Investigations: Students learn about scientific instruments and discover the microscopic organisms that are vital to the marine food chain. Students will be able to see on a screen what a scientist sees through a microscope. If microscopes are available in your classroom we can mail a sample to your school.
**Lessons that you can select when the classroom is remote learning and students are at home.
1-program $100; plus cost of mailing activity kit that we mail to your classroom and pre and post-lessons. If class is remote learning and students are at home, they will not receive a kit but receive a modified project.
2-programs $150; plus cost of mailing activity kit that we mail to your classroom and pre and post-lessons. If class is remote learning and students are at home, they will not receive a kit but receive a modified project.
To request a virtual field trip or for further questions contact:
Christin Brown [email protected] (252) 255-1501 x207
Meredith Fish [email protected] (252) 255-1501 x212
Free Virtual Content