Each Electronic Field Trip requires the time and effort of many people devoted to the subject of each trip to make it a success. The EFT "Manzanar: Desert Diamonds Behind Barbed Wire" came to fruition through the sweat and tears and stories and research provided by the following groups. Visit their individual websites for more information about each organization.


The Electronic Field Trips PROGRAM at Ball State University has been developing distance learning opportunities for K-12 students for more than nine years taking students to experience our national treasures and visit sites including the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of National History; Space Center Houston & NASA; the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; remote dinosaur digs; The Newseum; and Caribbean mangrove ecosystems.

The learning experiences span the disciplines: science, mathematics, history and social studies. Electronic Field Trips keep students involved, excited and interested in the subject matter that you teach. Each field trip corresponds with national teaching standards, making these activities the perfect fit for your curriculum.

Electronic Field Trips provides personnel, direction and production for the partnership and develops the accompanying curricular websites such as this one.

Ball State University is the home for Electronic Field Trips Program. Through the Teachers College and other necessary departments and people on campus the Electronic Field Trips can come together as a success.

Since 1996, Ball State University has produced over 50 electronic field trip programs to over 80 million students and teachers across the country.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (NBHF) is located in Cooperstown, NY, and opened its doors June 12, 1939. Each year, the NBHF honors former players into the Hall of Fame at ceremonies in Cooperstown. Thousands of fans, friends and family gather in July to honor these players. This is the fifth electronic field trip partnership between the NBHF and Ball State University.

The National Park Foundation was chartered by Congress in 1967 to raise private support for National Parks, and to build a broad community of people who care about their parks. America's National Parks have a long tradition of philanthropy, and NPF is proud to continue that tradition today.
As the insiders guide to unlocking the National Park experience, NPF is here to tell the stories of the National Park experience, and to educate and inspire people to get involved with their National Parks—whether through making donations, becoming volunteers, or simply helping to spread the word about America's greatest treasures.


The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

The Apple Learning Interchange has developed an online educational environment to facilitate the interchange of ideas among teachers, education leaders, visionaries and innovators. A museum of online exhibits created by educators for educators showcases authentic teaching practices, leadership practices, virtual field trips and educational events, all with media-based resources.

ALI provides the technology for the Bank of Experts Discussion Forum during the live program, and archives the streams of past EFTs.

Visit the Ball State University Electronic Field Trip exhibit at ALI to see past EFT streams.