Year of Youth Project

  • The Lake County Office of Education is partnering with the Lake County Chamber of Commerce for the Year of Youth 3D Virtual Field Trips.

    The goal of the project is to help broaden the opportunities for Lake County students by providing them access to cultural resources that would otherwise require transportation, while also introducing them to new technologies.

    Using 3D virtual technology to capture unique physical destinations, the Year of Youth Project will be hosting free 3D Virtual Field Trips once a month starting in August 2021. Each 3D Virtual Field Trips will be featured for the entire month. during the period August - December 2021, with opportunities for Youth and families to join a 3D virtual tour of the chosen destination, with a human tour guide to answer questions.

    The 3D Virtual Field Trips will give students and families a context for continued learning, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes preview into the different destinations, just as an in-person Field Trip would.

    The first destinations include:

    • Point Arena Lighthouse
      • Wednesday, August 25, 2021 
      • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Taylor Observatory
      • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
      • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Middletown Art Center
      • TBD

    Official dates and times will be announced as schedules are finalized.

    For the most up-to-date information or to watch past field trips, visit the Lake County Chamber of Commerce website.