Useful Links

Check out our past live electronic field trips!  The web sites from our distance learning adventures contain lesson plans, short videos, and lists of other resources.

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 ways 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 supports 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.

While pollinators may come in small sizes, they play a large and often undervalued role in the production of the food we eat, the health of flowering plants, and the future of wildlife.

The annual migration of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world.  Every year, millions of monarchs migrate thousands of miles from Canada and the United States to overwinter in the mountain peaks in the states of Mexico and Michoacan in Mexico.

Ice Age Discoveries
The Ice Age Discoveries showcases recent archaeological digs in Virginia that are providing compelling evidence that humans 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
Join in a journey of over 6,500 miles from Panama to Alaska alongside millions of migrating shorebirds to learn about the science and mystery of migration. You’ll find a wealth of resources on this web site, including webcasts, videos, lesson plans, and more.

America’s Rain Forests
Rain forests provide a haven for the largest diversity of plants and animals on Earth. Join US Forest Service experts, scientists, researchers, and students and explore the tropical rain forest in the Caribbean National Forest in Puerto Rico and the temperate rain forest in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. 

Winging Northward: A Shorebird’s Journey
Learn all about the incredible world of shorebird migration at Winging Northward. Check out the Teacher Resource Center. Lead your class through dynamic classroom activities about shorebirds, wetlands, and migration. Discover Maya's original migration story and explore Maya's world!