Virtual excursions

What is it?

A virtual excursion runs like a video conference. During a live, interactive session with educators, students can explore some of the galleries at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, as well as photographs, works of art, and film. They can learn about real objects and participate in activities during an Australian curriculum-linked program.

Is your school unable to travel to Canberra? Book a virtual excursion for your class in 2019.  AWM2018.4.302.14

Is your school unable to travel to Canberra? Book a virtual excursion for your class in 2019. AWM2018.4.302.14

What equipment do I need?

A virtual excursion connection uses broadband internet and a computer or smart tablet with camera capabilities, such as a webcam, so that we can see your group. You need to connect these to equipment like a television screen or interactive whiteboard, so that all students can see our presenters. It is also recommended that you connect an external microphone, so that we can hear your students clearly. Students can also connect individually if they are learning at home.

To run a virtual excursion, you will need to download software (the Memorial uses Zoom) that allows us to connect in a “virtual meeting room”. Our Digital Learning Officer can discuss software requirements with you.

Please contact your IT or departmental support team to determine if there are any firewall restrictions, or if you are unsure what software and hardware your school currently has. Your security settings need to allow video and audio to be sent and received. We will conduct a short test run with you prior to the virtual excursion.

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How do I book?

The dates for semester 2 2020 are now open:

The dates for term 3 2020 are now open:

 

Date

Status

Monday 17 August AM

BOOKED OUT

Monday 17 August AM

Limited availability for year 12

Monday 17 August PM

Limited availability for year 10

Tuesday 18 August AM

BOOKED OUT

Tuesday 18 August AM

BOOKED OUT

Tuesday 18 August PM

BOOKED OUT

Wednesday 19 August AM

BOOKED OUT

Wednesday 19 August AM

BOOKED OUT

Wednesday 19 August PM

BOOKED OUT

Thursday 20 August AM

BOOKED OUT

Thursday 20 August AM

BOOKED OUT

Thursday 20 August PM

BOOKED OUT

The dates for term 4 2020 are now open:

Date

Status

Monday 2 November AM

BOOKED OUT

Monday 2 November AM

BOOKED OUT

Monday 2 November PM

BOOKED OUT

Tuesday 3 November AM

BOOKED OUT

Tuesday 3 November AM

BOOKED OUT

Tuesday 3 November PM

BOOKED OUT

Wednesday 4 November AM

Available

Wednesday 4 November AM

Available

Wednesday 4 November PM

BOOKED OUT

Thursday 5 November AM

Available

Thursday 5 November AM

Available

Thursday 5 November PM

Available

Friday 6 November AM BOOKED OUT
Friday 6 November AM Limited availability for Year 10 groups
Friday 6 November PM Available

The Memorial can host up to three classes per virtual excursion, with a maximum of 100 students. This might be three classes from the same school, or three classes from different states and territories. 

When connecting to classes/students learning at home, each session will be limited to students from the same school only.

Program delivery times will be negotiated with schools and teachers, once all slots are filled for that day.

For bookings, future availability and more information, please contact the Digital Learning Officer at VirtualExcursions@awm.gov.au.

 

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Current Programs

  1. The story of the poppy

    Audience: Lower primary

    Have you seen people wearing red poppies on special days? Who wears them and why? Hear stories of Australians who have served in the First World War, the Second World War, and Afghanistan. Find out what the poppy means to them. More info...

  2. Guarding the records

    Audience: Upper primary and secondary

    This program takes visitors through the galleries of the Australian War Memorial. Uncover the reasons why the Memorial was created, and the stories behind the collection of objects, art works, photographs, film, and records. More info...

  3. Professional learning for teachers

    Audience: Teachers

    Join a member of the Education team, as they share their ideas on how to use the Memorial’s resources with students. More info...

     

For more digital classroom resources, visit our Classroom Resources page.

 

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The Virtual Excursions were created with support from Lockheed Martin Australia.