Environmental Education For All

November 4, 2020

Virtual Field Trips at Warner Park Nature Center 

Observing life in the pond, experiencing how the forest responds to change, exploring how different animals find food… these are field trips students can participate in right now, online through the Warner Park Nature Center!

While the pandemic has greatly reduced our in-person programming, the Naturalists at Warner Park Nature Center continue to engage Metro Nashville Public Schools (and all interested students) in the exploration of natural phenomena through a series of videos and teacher lessons. Not only do these programs meet Tennessee State Science Standards, but they connect students to the natural world that they can find right outside their homes and classrooms. WPNC has shared these directly with our partnering high schools as well as the MNPS STEAM Department, and so too are they free and accessible to all! 

Based on best-practices in learning, these virtual field trips provide an opportunity for students to directly observe, question and make explanations based on evidence. High school students can experience how exotic invasive plants impact a forest after a natural disturbance; 3rd graders make connections between anatomical structures and function while observing salamanders, insects, and fish found in the pond. Fourth grade students delve into the cycle of matter and energy through the ecosystem by creating detailed models of animals found in the park. All videos have accompanying teacher resources and student guides to aid in exploration and discussion. 

And of course, at the end of every lesson, students are encouraged to visit Warner Parks with their families and experience nature in-person.

Find the complete library of resources by clicking here, and show your support for free access to environmental education by making a donation or becoming a member today. 


Virtual Field Trips Library

Environmental Education For All

November 4, 2020

Virtual Field Trips at Warner Park Nature Center 

Observing life in the pond, experiencing how the forest responds to change, exploring how different animals find food… these are field trips students can participate in right now, online through the Warner Park Nature Center!

While the pandemic has greatly reduced our in-person programming, the Naturalists at Warner Park Nature Center continue to engage Metro Nashville Public Schools (and all interested students) in the exploration of natural phenomena through a series of videos and teacher lessons. Not only do these programs meet Tennessee State Science Standards, but they connect students to the natural world that they can find right outside their homes and classrooms. WPNC has shared these directly with our partnering high schools as well as the MNPS STEAM Department, and so too are they free and accessible to all! 

Based on best-practices in learning, these virtual field trips provide an opportunity for students to directly observe, question and make explanations based on evidence. High school students can experience how exotic invasive plants impact a forest after a natural disturbance; 3rd graders make connections between anatomical structures and function while observing salamanders, insects, and fish found in the pond. Fourth grade students delve into the cycle of matter and energy through the ecosystem by creating detailed models of animals found in the park. All videos have accompanying teacher resources and student guides to aid in exploration and discussion. 

And of course, at the end of every lesson, students are encouraged to visit Warner Parks with their families and experience nature in-person.

Find the complete library of resources by clicking here, and show your support for free access to environmental education by making a donation or becoming a member today. 


Virtual Field Trips Library
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