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Virtual Field Trips

Learn with Wave Hill

Engage your students with live, interactive education programs that foster connections with the natural world. Each program integrates videos and images of the gardens that reinforce the program material and allow students to experience Wave Hill from home.

These programs are available to camp groups, summer school classes and homeschool groups. Parents can also reserve programs for their children and a group of their peers, as long as there are at least five participants in the group.

Length of programs: 45 minutes
Maximum class size: 15 students
Summer program fee: $50; 20% discount for Title I schools


All groups require reservations in advance. To make a reservation, contact:

Seeds We Need

Recommended for grades K-2

Students are introduced to seeds, why they are important and what they need to grow, using interactive activities. Videos and images of Wave Hill’s gardens invite investigation of the many different shapes and sizes of seeds and the plants they come from.

Totally Trees

Recommended for grades K-5

Wave Hill boasts a collection of extraordinary, stately and very old trees. Through observation and inquiry using video and images of Wave Hill’s trees, students are introduced to some of our most treasured specimens. They discover how trees grow by exploring a tree’s parts and the role each part plays in a tree’s life cycle.

Amazing Mammals

Recommended for grades 3-8

Get a behind-the-scenes look at urban wildlife while discovering ecology, animal adaptations and the mammals of the New York metropolitan region. After learning about key differences between various local mammals and their unique adaptations, students explore their woodland habitat and analyze data from camera traps to see what kinds of mammalian visitors call Wave Hill home.