Blue Jay Point Virtual Group Programs

Until we can gather again, Blue Jay Point County Park is excited to offer engaging virtual field trip programs for groups. Get an interactive, educational experience from the safety and comfort of your own home.

School classes, scouts, clubs, homeschool groups, retirement communities, and other organizations can sign up for an educational program to enjoy online.

Blue Jay Point's educational programming offers opportunities for participants to learn about nature and to explore important environmental concepts specific to piedmont North Carolina that will help them develop the skills and decision-making processes to become good environmental stewards.

A turtle "virtual student" looking at an instructor online.
Gus gives a turtle "thumb's up" for Blue Jay's virtual programs!

1st Grade

Instructor encouraging her virtual participants to get up and move like an animal.

Exploring Plants and Wildlife – During our virtual Exploring Plants and Wildlife program, we will explore the elements of habitat at Blue Jay Point County Park while discussing the interactions between plants and animals, including people.

Exploring Plants and Wildlife 1st grade Curriculum Standards

2nd Grade

Instructor holding dipnets and pick pans at the Blue Jay Study Pond

Life Cycles at the Pond – During our virtual Pond Study, we’ll explore Blue Jay’s pond, with a focus on animal life cycles and how these aquatic animals make their living in a watery world.

Life Cycles at the Pond 2nd Grade Curriculum Standards

5th Grade

Piedmont Ecosystems – Learn about the different ecosystems found in North Carolina’s piedmont by exploring Blue Jay Point County Park virtually. Compare the different ecosystems in North Carolina’s piedmont including deciduous forests and grassy fields. Understand the role of humans in some of these ecosystems and trace energy through these ecosystems.

Piedmont Ecosystems 5th Grade Curriculum Standards

 

Pondering Ponds – In our virtual Pond Study, we'll focus on the pond ecosystem and how energy moves through the food chain as we learn about aquatic insects and other animals, how to identify them and how they make their living in a watery world.

Pondering Ponds 5th Grade Curriculum Standards  

Arrange for Your Virtual Visit

Our virtual field trips are Blue Jay Point educator-led, live presentations combined with complementary Blue Jay video segments and participant interaction. Each program lasts about 50 minutes and encourages participants to think critically about their place in the environment. We are presently offering two of our popular group programs for you to choose from, with more program options to follow soon. These virtual group programs are intended for groups with at least 10 participants in the targeted age range.

There is no fee for virtual field trips. We recommend scheduling one program session per group, and we can offer multiple dates, times and program sessions to best fit your needs.

Our virtual programs use Zoom or Google Meet. Participants will need internet access and a computer, tablet or phone to join the presentation. Please have an adult facilitator present to lend a hand with any technical difficulties.

Each program comes with suggested thematic activities to digitally extend the program content.

All virtual field trips must be scheduled in advance. Please contact Blue Jay Point County Park at [email protected] or call 919-870-4330 to schedule your virtual field trip.

Looking for self-guided digital activities? Check out Blue Jay Point from Home!