Stuck at Home? Here are 30+ great Virtual Field Trips for early learners to explore from your home on your couch. From zoos and landmarks to famous museums, you can explore the world with your child with over a month of virtual field trips!

The annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students in grades 5-8 to submit a 1-2 minute video describing a unique solution to an everyday problem for the chance to win $25,000 and an exclusive 3M Mentorship. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills.
Thousands of students nationwide have participated in the competition and winners have gone on to do some amazing things; including speak in front of Congress, work with the nation’s top scientists, and pursue academic careers in the sciences.

Since desegregation, A Better Chance has served talented students of color by opening the doors through which they can best develop their innate potential. Across the United States, with A Better Chance on their side, Scholars attend the nation’s premier college preparatory schools, where they grow, thrive, and become the leaders we all want to see in the world – as have generations of Alumni before them.

The American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented (AADGT) helps young extraordinarily gifted classical musicians and artists. AADGT was established in 1993 and since then AADGT has helped hundreds artists and aspiring young musicians form around the world.

The AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest is an international competition for high school students. For many years this contest has provided teachers and students an opportunity to learn about the physics behind natural and contrived situations by creating visual and written illustrations of various physical concepts. Students compete in an international arena with more than 1,000 of their peers for recognition and prizes.

Academic Talent Search (ATS) provides academically challenging, fast-paced courses to highly able and motivated 7th through 10th grade students. Summer Academies is open to students entering 9th grade through graduating seniors. Teaching staff includes university professors, community college faculty, industry professionals and other educators.

Acadia Institute of Oceanography (AIO) is a summer program in marine studies for students age 10-19. They offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced marine programs in Seal Harbor, Maine, plus programs in both Belize and Florida. Courses are residential and range from 5 days to 2 weeks.

The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per academic year. To date, over 3,500 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

ADVANCE is a three-week residential program that offers a challenging and rewarding curriculum for gifted, talented, or honors students who are currently in grades 7 through 11. Students enroll in one course for three weeks of intense and demanding study. Courses have approximately 15 students and are taught by a diverse and talented group of highly qualified Instructor-Teaching Assistant (TA) teams. These teaching teams are committed to challenging their students and to providing an exceptional educational experience. The classrooms and laboratories utilized are located on the Northwestern State campus.

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) is a fun and engaging career exploration program that will give you a deeper understanding of the veterinary profession and the demands of veterinary school. AVM is housed out of Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and has programs for middle school, high school, and college students.

The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, business, and performing, visual and culinary arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception. For over forty years the mission of ACT-SO has been to prepare, recognize and reward youth of African descent who exemplify scholastic and artistic excellence.

The opportunity to study abroad should be available to everyone, regardless of their financial means. Through merit-based and need-based scholarships, as well as personal fundraising tips and tools, AFS is dedicated to supporting families in every way they can to make studying abroad a reality. Annually, nearly $4.5 million in scholarships are awarded to about half of their study abroad students.

The Alaska Summer Research Academy promotes creativity and intellectual curiosity through hands-on, open-ended experiences in STEM. ASRA students engage with mentors and peers to explore scientific concepts, investigate student-driven questions, and solve problems.

Since 1997, students in grades 10-12 have been participating in the AGAM summer camp offered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Map). This weeklong summer mathematics camp for high school students provides a stimulating and supportive environment. It was originally designed for young women but is now open to all students who want to develop their mathematical ability and interest. AGAM especially wants to encourage applications from underrepresented groups in mathematics. Participants learn about the exciting mathematics of Codes, interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics, and work with mathematics graduate students and professors who earned their Ph.Ds. from Nebraska. The campers are chaperoned by mathematics graduate students and undergraduate students. AGAM is one of 18 Young Scholars Programs across the nation supported by the American Mathematical Society Epsilon Fund.

In 2005 Amario co-founded Amario’s Art Academy for the Gifted & Talented to raise the level of artistic literacy and proficiency of young Metro Atlanta artists. This move galvanized the need for comic & animation classes for homeschoolers, after/out of school students to be challenged on learning the basic principles of comic art at a high level of proficiency.

The American Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest rocket contest with nearly 5,000 students nationwide competing each year. The contest gives middle and high school students the opportunity to design, build and launch model rockets and hands-on experience solving engineering problems.