It is essential for children to be in a natural environment to be involved in its processes. I understand that it can be difficult to find engaging educational presentations and virtual platforms for students to expand their conceptual understanding of pets. The traditional approach would include the planning stages, which sometimes may be problematic because of planning difficulties like travel, limited time, and weather. Therefore, implementing Virtual Field Trips in the educational process is the best approach for students to gain knowledge on specific topics.
I want to discuss the topic of virtual educational platforms about pets, as animals are one of the primary topics that children learn in their elementary education program. There is much virtual content, including videos and social media posts, that describe the animals’ and pets’ environments. However, the Virtual Education Program to Animal Shelter is the most educational one (Helen Woodward Animal Center, n.d.). To begin with, this program has separate chapters for schools, scouts, families, playgroups, and learning pods. Moreover, their virtual learning library includes videos on pets’ senses, habitat, diet, relationships, and caring. One more advantage of this virtual field trip is that it is available for students to study at home.
By implementing this program, children would learn the basic concepts of pets’ nature and their particular needs. I want the children to not only get a strict knowledge of the animals and pets but also to see and analyze how to treat them, what their diet is based on, and what habitat certain animals prefer. Therefore, this program is ideal for schools and provides a unique way to learn about the world around.
Helen Woodward Animal Center. (n.d.). Virtual animal shelter field trips.