Saint Andrew's Episcopal School is pleased to host the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program
later this month. Google Expeditions teams are visiting selected schools around the world, starting with the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Brazil. Curriculum for the students has been developed by contributions from The Wildlife Conservation Society, PBS, the American Museum of Natural History, the Planetary Society, and the Palace of Versailles.
"Expeditions are guided tours of places schools buses can't go. They are comprised of virtual reality panoramas and are led by a guide or teacher."
With Expeditions, teachers can take their classes on immersive virtual journeys to bring their lessons to life. The faculty selected from more than 150 topics to complement learning that has already been taking place in the classroom and on other traditional field trips. For example, the fifth grade will take a tour of United States Monuments to supplement their studies of American History. Our second graders, who read Mr. Poppers' Penguins and researched various species of penguins and their habitats will tour Antarctica without ever getting cold. Other journeys include an expedition to Mt. Everest, a trip to the Galapagos Islands, and a visit to a Crow Fair Pow Wow Celebration.