Bill Nye, Olivia Wilde and Marley Dias Team Up with AirBnB for Virtual Field TripsBreana CeballosNERDBOT

Today, Airbnb is launching a new collection of Online Experiences – Field Trips – designed for parents to broaden their kids’ horizons and supplement their core curriculum. With these crazy times many after school programs have been shut down for kids, which makes it harder for them to engage socially and academically like they would once have. Now with these field trips they will be able to attain a sense of normalcy. And Bill Nye, Olivia Wilde and Marley Dias are here to help them navigate and teach them along the way.

According to a new study of parents,* participation in extracurricular activities is down 30 percent for children that typically take part in at least one structured activity during an average week, and has dropped nearly 50 percent for kids that typically take part in multiple activities. 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 passionate, 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. 

“We want everyone, kids especially, to be curious,” Nye said. “Asking questions and seeking answers is how we make discoveries and learn about the world around us. We’ll encourage questions and share facts with a new generation about some of this year’s hottest topics in science. It’ll be a blast.”

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

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. 

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Bill Nye, Olivia Wilde and Marley Dias are here to provide some super cool field trips for the kids!
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