Kindergarten Teacher Takes Kids For A Virtual Field Trip To The Zoo

The pandemic has caused a disruption in the classroom which has led to virtual learning all around the country.

Teachers have faced many challenges with the medium of virtual classrooms, but some have added much value to it with their own creativity.

Garett Talcott, a kindergarten teacher in Washington, has been taking his students on virtual field trips to the zoo and has become an internet sensation after a TikTok video of him went viral.

@vividmichaelField trip with the class to the zoo! #woodlandparkzoo #zoo #penguin #zookeeper #antarctic #arctic #seattle #fieldtrip #onlineclass #remoteteaching♬ original sound – Mr. Talcott

“We learn something new everyday friends,” Talcott, 31, tells his class of 28 remote learners through a laptop during a lesson on penguins at the Woodland Park Zoo near Seattle.

The clip that has got more than 800,000 views on TikTok, shows Talcott walking around the wildlife park, teaching his at-home pups about the natural habitats of exotic animals from around the world.

“This is a great trip,” one excited student barks in a second clip as Talcott digitally escorts the children from the tapir exhibit to the rhino’s nest to the orangutan’s lair.

@vividmichaelZoo field trip in <30 minutes 🐗🦏🦧❤️ #kindergarten #teacher #school #zoo #woodlandparkzoo #tapir #rhino #orangutan #seattle

♬ original sound – Mr. Talcott

Online users have appreciated Talcott’s creative approach at distance educating little ones, something teachers and parents have struggled with since the pandemic set in last March.

Talcott wrote under his video: “The students really loved it – it was a surprise and a shared interactive experience. In-person is ideal, but they loved it.”

@vividmichael

Taking 28 students on a ride.. lol.. 🤢🤮😳❤️❤️❤️ #rollercoaster #teacher #school

♬ A Moment Apart – Hannah Stater

Before this, Talcott took the little kids on a virtual roller coaster ride complete with crazy tilts, twists and turns to the amazement of the parents and children.

@vividmichael

Students, you are the future of our world… and you matter. ❤️🌟

♬ Almost Idyllic – Sleeping At Last

Verse of the Day

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:6-8 (NIV)

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