Grand Canyon National Park Video Conference


With two expert park rangers to guide us, Ms. Smith and Ms. Sanford’s 3rd grade students took a live virtual fieldtrip to the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona today. Students took on the roles of various plants and animals in our ecosystem. They acted out their assigned roles and discovered whether or not they would fossilize.


Students learned that snakes die and rot and pine trees die and dry up. We discovered that a predator’s footprint will fossilize and fish become buried in the sediment and became fossils as well. Throughout the conference students learned about fossils, how hard it is for something to become a fossil, paleontologists, ancient life fossils at the Grand Canyon, and had time to ask questions of the park rangers in Arizona.


Video Conferencing is a great resource we offer at HFE to enhance the classroom curriculum. We visit The Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Science, and often you can find us learning about space with our friends at NASA!

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Support your child’s learning with computer activites at home. is a great resource for keyboarding activities, math, and literacy activities for use at home with your child.  I really like “Keyboarding Zoo” for kindergarten students. Take time to enjoy these engaging curriculum activities with your child at home or school!


HFEThis QR Code when scanned with a smart phone, IPAD or laptop with web cam, will link you to our HFE Homepage. QR Codes are a great addition to add to flyers or hand to people so they can easily access our homepage.

QR Codes

Join InQR Codes are great for open house scavenger hunts. Creating instructions for students to follow throughout a project. Creating bulletin boards. Engaging students during small group activities. Integrating QR Codes in the classroom excites students while they acquire, analyze, and synthesize content. Join me today and we will have your class creating QR Codes in no time! Here is a great website to get you started:

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I read a post yesterday on Facebook and the content really concerned me. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. After  pondering on the issue it was my hope that it was just a hoax. Thankfully it was a hoax.

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National Park Service Video Conference Resources

VC ResourcesWould you like to take your kids to the Grand Canyon? How about to Death Valley Park? Check out the link below for FREE virtual  videoconferences that we can setup.


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