Many of Prince William Network's partners, sponsors and collaborating agencies have web sites you may want to visit for more in-depth research on a particular subject, person or curriculum area.
The websites for many of our past programs remain accessible. We invite you to visit them and learn more about the subjects covered in our past electronic field trips.
The USDA Forest Service, Prince William Network and partners bring nature learning to you through our series of webcasts, webinars, and online education resources. No matter where you are in the world, visit our LIVE programs for exciting, on-site learning about bats, butterflies, climate change, wetlands, and more!
FreshWaterLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure is an online exploration of the origins, travels and perils of fresh water from green forests to household faucets. FreshWaterLIVE brings learning about fresh water to students, teachers, non-formal learners, and all who have an interest in this important resource.
The ClimateChangeLIVE web site and electronic field trips are engaging wayst to learn about climate change science directly from climate experts, educators, and students. This distance learning adventure provides an amazing collection of science-based, climate education resources and programs, aligned to national science education standards.
The WetlandsLIVE website provides a wealth of resources on wetlands including webcasts, videos, lesson plans and more. Wetlands provide a vital link between water and land and important benefits to people and the environment. Wetlands help regulate water levels within watersheds; improve water quality; reduce flood and storm damage; provide important fish and wildlife habitat; support fishing and other recreational activities; and provide inspiration.
The BatsLive website was designed to support a series of programs about the important role bats play in keeping ecosystems and human economies healthy. As primary predators of night-flying insects, bats consume enormous quantities of agricultural pests and reduce the need for chemical pesticides. Find a wealth of resources on this web site, including webcasts, videos, lesson plans and more.
The PollinatorLive website was designed to support a series of web and satellite delivered programs about the important role pollinators play in the production of food, the health of flowering plants, and the future of wildlife. Find a wealth of resources on this web site, including webcasts, videos, lesson plans and more.
The MonarchLive website was designed to support a series of web and satellite delivered programs that followed the migration of the monarch butterfly over thousands of miles from Canada and the United States to Mexico. Find a wealth of resources on this web site, including webcasts, videos, lesson plans and more.
Ice Age Discoveries
The Ice Age Discoveries website was designed to support two broadcast programs that showcase recent archaeological digs in Virginia that are providing compelling evidence that humas inhabited this state at least 18,000 years ago, well before the Clovis culture and thousands of years before previously thought.
Migration Science and Mystery
The Migration Science and Mystery website was designed to support a series of web and satellite delivered programs that follow migration shorebirds on a journey of more than 6,500 miles from Panama to Alaska. Find a wealth of resources on this web site, including webcasts, videos, lesson plans and more.
America's Rain Forests
The America's Rain Forests website was designed to prepare students for a live electronic field trip in October 2005 and offers valuable instructional resources for students and teachers.
Winging Northward: A Shorebird's Journey
The Winging Northward Website was designed to prepare students for a live electronic field trip in 2002 and is an incredible resource for you! Check out the Teacher Resource Center. Lead your class through dynamic classroom activities about shorebirds, wetlands, and migration. Discover Maya's original migration story. Explore Maya's World!
Our Changing Continent: An Introduction To Platetectonics
This website was designed to support an electronic field trip in 2003. It helps explain the most fundamental concept in earth science: the theory of plate tectonics.
Less than 100 years ago, most people thought that the continents were fixed and unmovable. Scientists now know that the continental crust is breaking apart, grinding together, and colliding creating earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountain ranges. Learn more about the cause of these events.
The Chesapeake Meteorite: Message From the Past
Approximately 35 million years ago, a rock from space, more than a mile wide, and traveling at nearly 70,000 miles a hour, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off North America. Moving at this supersonic speed, the asteroid or comet splashed through hundreds of feet of water and thousands of feet of mud and rock. For millions of years, the 6th largest crater on Earth lay buried in the southern part of what is now the Chesapeake Bay. Today we have begun to understand not only the science, but also the consequences of such a cataclysmic event, thanks to the ongoing scientific investigative research by scientists of the United States Geological Survey. This website offers more insight into the earth-changing event.
The Happenin Habitats website was designed to prepare students for a live electronic field trip in 2005 and is an incredible resource for educators and students! Check out the easy to navigate site that provides instructional tools for learning about habitats and how to create an accessible wildlife habitat on your school grounds.