Airbnb Online 'Field Trips' gives kids virtual trips of discovery

By 10/01/2020 06:25:00 PM

Airbnb has launched a new collection of Online Experiences - Field Trips - designed for parents to broaden their kids’ horizons and supplement their core curriculum.


According to a new study of parents,* as parents look to lead more activities from home, 86 percent worry that their children will miss out on important developmental opportunities if extracurriculars and after school activities are cancelled, and 71 percent are concerned that their child’s mental health will be impacted.

Through Airbnb’s newest collection of Online Experiences hosted by expert hosts, parents can now send their kids on a virtual trip of discovery with some of the world’s brightest and bravest.

Special activities will include “Decoding The Science of 2020” with Bill Nye (the science guy), a “Socially Conscious Story Hour” with filmmaker, actress and activist Olivia Wilde, and “How to be a Social Problem Solver” with the Dias family of #1000BlackGirlBooks, among others.

  • Friday, Oct 2 at 4pm ET/1pm PT: Decoding The Science of 2020 with Bill Nye - $100/household to participate, or FREE via livestream at Airbnb.com or YouTube.

    Bill Nye will host “Decoding the Science of 2020,” an hour-long session exploring three hot topics this year based on his viral videos: the science of skin color, the impact of climate change and the transmission of coronavirus.

    All proceeds from Nye’s Social Impact Experience will go to The Planetary Society, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration.
  • Friday, Oct 2 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: How to be a Social Problem Solver with Marley Dias + family - $100/household to participate, or FREE via livestream at Airbnb.com or YouTube.

    Marley Dias will host “How to be a Social Problem Solver” with her parents, talking about her passion for equity, inclusivity and social change and walk families through the best first (or next!) step to take when faced with a problem in the world.

    All proceeds from Dias’s Social Impact Experiences will go to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, a community-based organization with skilled and caring staff that offers high-quality programs and support services to help at-risk youth ages 6-18 build skills and confidence for a successful future.

Families can now gain unique access to 75+ extracurricular Online Experiences hosted from over 20 countries around the world, including:

  • Go on a leopard safari in Sri Lanka
  • Discover Bueno Aires street art and sketch
  • Make a traditional Mexican piƱata
  • Uncover Pompeii with an archaeologist
  • Learn about origami and the essence of Japan
  • Dive under the sea with a shark scientist
  • Spend a day in Paris with a Parisian
  • Learn about space with an astronomer
  • Discover the science of swimming with an Olympic Medalist
  • Enjoy a K-pop concert & dance class for beginners
  • Make vegan brownies with the family
  • Experiment with colored pasta and chocolate volcanos
  • Learn sign language through games

The collection will also feature a number of activities affiliated with Classroom Champions, a nonprofit where volunteer Olympians, Paralympians and Professional Athletes offer a social and emotional based curriculum and mentorship experiences to K-8 classrooms.

Classroom Champions helps Olympians and Paralympians bring these experiences to life online, where you can now find them on Airbnb through Field Trips.

These Online Experiences will range from $7 to $100.

*Based on a sample of 2,000 responses to a voluntary September 2020 survey sent to a representative sample of primary caretakers of children between the ages of 6 and 14 years old. No payment or other incentive was provided in exchange for completing the survey.

To learn more, visit - www.airbnb.com/fieldtrips

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