Virtual field trips

Take your class on a virtual field trip to learn more about modern farming, Ohio agriculture, biotechnology, animal science, food science, and many other topics.

If you are a parent or student, there is no need to register! You can follow all our virtual field trips live at our YouTube channel. You can also access recordings of previous virtual field trips here.

Classroom teachers, please see below for registration information.

Upcoming virtual field trips

Virtual field trip
Virtual field trip
Oct 5, 2022 at 1 pm

Create and Innovate! What Happens at the Marzetti Innovation Center

Middle and high school classrooms (6th-12th grades) are invited to a LIVE Virtual Field Trip Oct. 5 that will go behind the scenes at the T. Marzetti Company in Columbus, Ohio. We’ll explore the use of soybeans in dressings and related products and …
Virtual field trip
Virtual field trip
Oct 6, 2022 at 10 am

Chickenology: How eggs get to the table! VFT

What does it take for eggs to get from the hen to your table? Middle and high school classrooms (6th-12th grades) are invited to a LIVE Virtual Field Trip Oct. 6 that will go behind the scenes at Hertzfeld Poultry Farms to find out!
Virtual field trip
Virtual field trip
Oct 18, 2022 at 1 pm

Harvest virtual field trip, elementary

This LIVE virtual field trip will connect elementary students with an Ohio soybean farmer for a ride-along in his combine during soybean harvest. Join us on the farm to learn more about how a combine works, what happens to soybeans after they are …
Virtual field trip
Virtual field trip
Oct 19, 2022 at 1 pm

Harvest virtual field trip, MS/HS

Students will learn what it takes to get a soybean crop to harvest, how a combine works, what happens to soybeans after they are harvested, global impacts, and the many uses for soybeans in our everyday lives.

Standards addressed on GNG virtual field trips

4th Grade Social Studies

  • Ohio and United States history: past, present and future
  • Example: How do you describe a soybean farm in Ohio today? What major changes have taken place in agriculture over the past 200 years?

4th Grade Science

  • Influence of Engineering, Technology and Science on Society and the Natural World
  • Skills: engineering design; obtaining, evaluating and communicating information; and recognizing systems and building system models
  • Example: How have science, technology and engineering increased soybean yields and improved farming practices in Ohio today?

5th Grade Social Studies

  • Regions and People of the Western Hemisphere
  • Explore the relationship between markets and available resources, where productive resources promote specialization leading to trade, resulting in regions and countries becoming interdependent when they specialize in what they produce best. Also, explore how workers can improve their income by gaining new knowledge, skills and experiences.
  • Example: How have science and technology changed the specialization practiced on today’s farms?
  • Example: How has improved soybean genetics increased the capacity for global trade? What specialized products are produced from soybeans and used worldwide?

5th Grade Science

  • Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
  • Explore cycles of matter and energy transfer in ecosystems. The food of any animal can be traced back to plants, providing what animals need for body repair and growth.
  • Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
  • Example: What are the cycles of matter in the ecosystems at work on farms in Ohio today?
  • Example: How can soil health, water quality and correct farming practices contribute to a healthy ecosystem?