Brelsford WSU Visitor Center WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual field trips are a remote visitation experience that allow groups to connect with WSU Pullman students and staff in realtime to learn about Washington State University and college life while adhering to social distancing guidelines and recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Remote offerings include a limited selection of activities hosted and facilitated by the WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program and the option to enhance the experience with a Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Virtual Visit. Groups can participate in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Virtual Visit by either using the exhibits and videos available on the museum’s website for classroom lessons at any time during the semester or by requesting a docent-led Zoom tour to supplement the online experience.

Each activity will have an interactive element, encouraging students to ask questions and share their thoughts, ideas and knowledge. All virtual experiences will begin with an introduction to Washington State University. Details about the available activities and information on how to register for a virtual field trip can be found below. 

Registration for virtual field trips begins March 8 and can be completed through the online registration form at the bottom of this page. Remote sessions with the WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program will be offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, and at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. 

Available times and dates can be viewed on the Availability Calendar. Groups must register two weeks in advance to allow adequate preparation time for the visit. Please note Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Virtual Visits with the docent-led tour will be scheduled on a case-by-cases basis with museum staff. Tour times and availability will differ from those listed for activities facilitated by the WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program and will be communicated during the scheduling process.

Virtual experiences will continue until circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic significantly change, making it possible for a safe return to in-person activities and traditional on-campus field trips. Please email fieldtrips@wsu.edu if you have any additional questions. 

Activities

Welcome to WSU Pullman — A Photographic & Historical Tour

Begin your virtual field trip with aintroduction to Washington State University by touring WSU Pullman through a series of campus photos while learning about the university’s history, student and campus life, and research and athletic accomplishments. Tours will be interactively led by WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program student coordinators and are included with every virtual visit. (5-10 minutes) 

Chatting with Cougs

Get your questions ready – it’s time to quiz the WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program student coordinators about life as a Coug! Students will have the opportunity to chat with current college students and hear their experiences as they relate to college in general, life on a residential campus and at WSU Pullman, Washington State University as a whole, and what to expect when considering and pursuing higher education. Chatting with Cougs is a small group setting, allowing for more focused, relatable and engaging conversations with current Cougs. (20-30 minutes) 

Crimson & Gray Trivia of the Day

Ready, set, select a reaction! Test your knowledge of Washington State University from its history and current student demographics to research and athletic accomplishments through a series of trivia questions. Crimson & Gray Trivia of the Day is a fun, informative and interactive game and students are sure to learn something new – whether new to the Cougar scene or an expert at all things WSU. (20-30 minutes)

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Virtual Visit

Immerse yourself in the world of art using online exhibits and videos from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. The museum’s online educational resources can be used at your convenience any time during the semester, and you may request a docent-led Zoom tour to supplement your experience. The museum’s Virtual Visits page makes suggestions about how to pair its online resources with traditional subjects like math, science, history, social studies, English, art, and music. To participate at any time, visit the museum’s Virtual Visits page, choose an exhibition, and share it with your students. You may also request a docent-led Zoom tour with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU when you register for your virtual field trip activities. (20-30 minutes for docent-led Zoom tours)

Register

Thank you for selecting WSU Pullman for your upcoming virtual field trip! To begin the registration process, please agree to the expectations outlined below and complete the online registration form. 

The registration form will be sent as an email to fieldtrips@wsu.edu. Once the form has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email stating your group’s official trip reservation. 

What you can expect from us: 

  • Creation of a virtual visitation itinerary filled with fun, person-to-person and educational activities. 
  • Prompt and professional communication. 
  • Detailed information and instructions for connecting virtually with our team and presenters, information about each activity and items to review prior to the experience. 
  • Kind and helpful staff. 

What you can expect from your virtual field trip: 

  • Fun, interactive and engaging educational activities led by dedicated WSU Pullman staff and students who love to share their disciplines. 
  • A photographic tour of WSU Pullman highlighting must-see sites and historical information about Washington State University. 
  • Opportunities to ask questions and learn about the WSU Pullman campus. 
  • A glimpse into college life and what it’s like to be a Coug. 

Our expectation of you: 

  • Review the online availability calendar for the most current available dates. 
  • Submit your registration form at least two weeks prior to the date requested for your virtual field trip to allow adequate time for scheduling. Please include day-of contact information (classroom group coordinator and desk/office or cellphone number). 
  • Prompt and professional communication. Notify our staff of any changes to your schedule as early as possible so we can adjust accordingly. 
  • Timely connection to the remote session. If your group connects more than 15 minutes late, it will require us to shorten or cancel scheduled activities. NOTE: We understand technology happens and ask that you communicate with us so we know and can help troubleshoot. 
  • Be respectful of all presenters and students. Please remember faculty, staff and students participate in our program voluntarily and in addition to their regular duties on campus. 
  • Adhere to the terms outlined on this registration form and any additional instructions provided during the planning process. The WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program is an unfunded, community service provided by the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center as part of WSU’s land-grant mission. We reserve the right to terminate our assistance with coordinating a field trip or decline future field trips if deemed necessary. 

NOTE: Groups only need to register for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Virtual Visits if they would like to request a docent-led tour. Tours will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis with museum staff. Availability and times will differ from those listed for activities facilitated by the WSU Pullman K-8 Field Trips Program and will be communicated during the scheduling process.