Museum offers on-site field trips, distance learning programs for new school year

Students of all grade levels experience award-winning curriculum through lens of the National Pastime

September 12, 2012
Museum educators host hundreds of virtual learning lessons every year at the Hall of Fame. (Milo Stewart Jr./NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – As students throughout the country head back to school this month, the Education Department at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will resume its award-winning program of distance learning videoconference lessons and on-site field trips in Cooperstown.

For students around the corner or around the globe,the EBBETS Field Trip Series (Electronically Bringing Baseball Education to Students) transports the wonders of Cooperstown to classrooms. Educators can choose any of the Museum's 16 thematic units –ranging from traditional math and science to the Museum's new BASE (Be ASuperior Example) program, which teaches students how to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Students participate in a live, interactive lesson with a Museum educator through videoconference technology as baseball is used as a platform to help students discover standards-based objectives in diverse topics. Learning and artifacts abound in this hour-long virtual visit to one of America's premier education destinations.

The Museum also offers on-site field trips at the historic Cooperstown shrine, where visiting students have the opportunityto tour the Museum and participate in a variety of hands-on, artifact-based programs. During their visit, students will be divided into small groups and led by Museum Educators in activities based on the topic that has been preselected by the classroom teacher.

Hall of Fame field trips include admission the Museum.

For more information on videoconference lessons or field trips to the Museum or to book your experience, please visit www.baseballhall.org/education or call 607-547-0347.