NEW! Virtual Reality Field Trip Program

Meet NGSS science standards through virtual trips to the landfill, recycling center, or restored prairie filled with native plants and animals, all without leaving the classroom. These experiences are part of our new virtual reality field trip program, a plug-and-play system set up and ready for exploration.

About the Program

When an educator in MWA’s service area* checks out a VR kit, here’s what’s included:

  • 15 VR goggles + a teacher tablet.
  • Supplemental 360-degree experiences for use on students’ personal devices.
  • Teacher guide and work pages.
  • Wireless router with all devices pre-connected, no internet required!

These age-appropriate experiences are tailored to grade spans K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, and align with Iowa Core Social Studies and NGSS science standards.

Reserve a Virtual Reality Kit

Supporting Resources

Planning to use the kit with students? Check out our supporting resources here, including teacher guides, student guides, and work pages: 

*Eligible communities include Altoona, Alleman, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Elkhart, Grimes, Hartford, Johnston, Mingo, Mitchellville, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Prairie City, Runnells, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights.