Are your students studying rainforests, exploration, dogsledding, oceans, habitats, conservation, or other life science topics? Explorers Amy and Dave Freeman have been offering virtual school assemblies for elementary schools and middle schools since 2013. The Freemans would love to engage your students in a fun and impactful virtual assembly that inspires students to embrace the natural world while heightening their excitement for science and exploration.
Virtual assemblies are fun, interactive, and tailored to the level and interests of your students. The Freemans can work with one grade level or the whole school.
Students can participate from their homes, classrooms, computer lab, auditorium, or a combination that fits your school’s current situation. Joining the virtual assembly is super easy! We send you a introductory email that includes a link for students and teachers to click on. If you have any questions just let us know. We want to make sure your school has the best experience possible.
Our virtual school assemblies topics include:
How long does a virtual assembly via video conference last?
Virtual assemblies are generally 35 to 45 minutes. For K-2nd grade, lessons typically last about 35 minutes. Assemblies for older students typically last 45 minutes, but we can adjust our program to fit your schedule.
How much does a virtual school assembly cost?
We charge $400 for a single virtual assembly, $700 two virtual assemblies, or $1,000 for three.
Who will my class be working with during their online assembly?
Dave and Amy Freeman have worked with hundreds of schools and explored many of the worlds wildest places, from the Amazon to the Arctic. National Geographic named Dave and Amy Adventurers of the Year in 2014 for their educational expeditions. They are passionate role models who will share their enthusiasm for conservation, exploration, and the natural world in ways that will leave students and teachers informed, inspired, and entertained.
What is a virtual school assembly?
The Freemans use photos and video clips from their expeditions as well as expedition equipment, artifacts, and props. The lessons are fun and interactive and there is also time for students to ask questions. Virtual assemblies also offer a unique opportunity for students to ask questions and interact with explorers who have extensive firsthand experience with the places and topics covered in each lesson.
What technology or equipment do I need to participate?
Participating in a virtual assembly is easy! All you need is a internet connection. We send out a link with simple instructions, making it easy for students and teachers to participate. We use Zoom for most virtual assemblies because it is really easy to use. However, if your school prefers Google Meet, Skype, or different service just let us know.
With many students learning from home due to COVID-19, virtual school assemblies are a great resource. If you have any questions just let us know. We are here to help you to figure out the best method of engaging with your students and teachers from an auditorium, individual classrooms, or from home.
Do you have other virtual school assemblies ideas?
If you an idea for a virtual assembly topic that we are not currently offering let us know. We have been developing fun and engaging virtual assemblies for elementary schools and middles schools for the last 7 years. We would be happy to discuss developing a virtual program for your school that is related to exploration, conservation, or the natural world.
What are teachers saying?
“First of all I want to let you know that the feedback I received from our parents was that they can’t wait to see your next assembly – they loved it and their kids loved it! It was one of the best assemblies I have ever had in my 23 years of being a principal. Even though we were forced to have a virtual assembly, I would have this same virtual assembly if we were all back on campus! It was informative, fun, interactive, and extremely interesting!!! Can’t wait for our next assembly with you!!!”
“Your presentation was beyond amazing. You covered so many learning points for us. But, more impressive was your approach to teaching our students. You had such an engaging presentation! We loved the polls, visuals, excitement for what you were teaching. We are really in awe of you!Thank you so much for your fabulous presentation! We really appreciate it! We look forward to having you join us again next year! Thank you!”
“My students really enjoyed that your program was interactive, and they LOVED the part where they laid on the floor to guess the length of the largest anaconda. Shooting the poison dart gun was a close second. This was by far the best Skype that we have had this year! My students were very engaged. Great job, Dave!”
3rd Grade Teacher
More feed back from teachers
“Thank you Dave! I loved how interactive you made the assembly between the Q&A and the multiple-choice questions sprinkled throughout. My kids were shouting out at the screen with their answers and comments. I had a few parents text me that their kids loved guessing the answers to your questions and thought the assembly was ” super cool”.”
PTO School Assembly Chair
Solana Highlands Elementary School
“Your enthusiasm and the knowledge was something the children picked up on, very infectious! The interactivity, asking and answering questions was a great way of developing the children’s knowledge and really encouraged engagement. Your Skype program was an excellent, practical and very real learning experience! Thanks!”
Deputy Head Teacher
De Beauvoir and Queensbridge Primary Schools
Hackney, London, UK
“I just wanted to let you know that the kids really loved your lesson today!! We measured and made an anaconda out of paper. They were surprised to see that is was a little more than 7 kindergarteners long!”