Our Wordless Wednesday picture this week demonstrated hands holding up a world. When I saw the image it made me ask the question, “How do we bring the world to our children?”. Growing up attending a small town elementary school, I remember loading up on the cheese wagon (i.e. school bus) to go to a local farmers market for a field trip to learn about local produce and agriculture. These days children are able to gather around a large screen and experience a virtual field trip to China to learn about their local food and agriculture. My, how times have changed!
I am thrilled to know that my children are growing up in a world where they have access to learn about other cultures and communities without ever getting on a plane. Below is a list of sites that provide virtual field trips. They include many different types of experiences. So, if you are looking for a class getaway on a strict budget or simply want to escape to an art gallery from the comfort of your desk, check out the sites! Enjoy and happy trails to you!