Virtual Outreach Program
Take a Virtual Field Trip to the MSU Museum!
What is the Virtual Outreach Program?
The Virtual Outreach Program (VOP) at the Michigan State University Museum offers exciting virtual engagement between the Museum and your students, without ever leaving your classroom! VOPs allow teachers to provide fun and meaningful learning experiences without the expense, permission forms, and geographic limitations of ordinary field trips.
Using videoconferencing technology, museum educators and objects come to you in the classroom or conference room. Students, teachers, and presenters can all see and hear each other via the video and voice connections. Everything happens in real time, so it's almost like being there!
MSU Museum's field trips are conducted by museum educators and MSU students trained in presenting content to students in this distance learning format. Most programs last 40-60 minutes, including time for questions.
We provide field trips in the science and cultural curriculum areas. Our trips are correlated to the Michigan Content Expectations, so they are easy to incorporate into existing units of study. Programs are targeted to specific grade levels.
Planning Your VOP
Click on the FAQ's link below for information on the technology requirements, scheduling procedures, and other questions. Then check out our Science Field Trips page to choose and schedule a program.