Streamed live on November 14, 2018. Click video to watch it now.
TAKE YOUR STUDENTS ON A TRIP DOWN THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI!
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THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI: ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP was a collaboration between WYES-TV, New Orleans PBS member station, and the Center for Global Environmental Education at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
WYES is pleased to report that nearly 35,000 students from across the country joined us for the live event held at The Meraux Foundation’s Docville Farm in St. Bernard Parish which is located southeast of New Orleans in Louisiana.Viewers were taken on a 2,000-mile journey from the headwaters at Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the city of New Orleans and the swamps of south Louisiana as the river flows to the Gulf of Mexico.
Students in grades 5th-8th discovered:
Special thanks to host Tom Gregory and special guest Jonathan Foret, the director of the South Louisiana Wetlands Discover Center.
Take a deep dive into the topics introduced by the Mighty Mississippi Electronic Field Trip. Aligned with NGSS standards, Waters to the Sea offers dozens of interactive maps, short place-based videos, immersive 360 panoramas, and multimedia activities.
An Electronic Field Trip is an interactive lesson delivered directly to your students at school through a streamed webcast. The webcast (approximately 40-45 minutes in length) is geared to grades 5-8 and features a live discussion with an expert panel, historians, dramatic video, and fun facts.
WYES and The National WWII Museum's EFT, REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR, won a 2017 Suncoast Regional Emmy. The EFT has been seen by over 200,000 students nationwide and was produced by award-winning producers Marcia Kavanaugh and Tom Gregory.
WYES and The National WWII Museum's first Electronic Field Trip collaboration, WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, recently won an award for excellence in "Instructional Media" at the 2016 NETA Awards competition. The NETA Awards recognizes the achievements of members of the National Educational Telecommunications Association in community engagement, instructional media, promotion & marketing, and content production, both online and broadcast.