Extreme Ecosystems: Hydrothermal Vents

35 students or less - $125; 36 students or more - $250
Technology Requirements
Virtual Visits is streamed live via video conferencing. Participating classrooms need a high speed Internet connection. Classrooms are encouraged to run off of a wired connection.

Take a virtual journey down to the depths of the sea floor and explore the unique ecosystem of a hydrothermal vent.  Join scientist Janet Voight as she discusses the creatures that live near these vents and how they have evolved adaptations to their dark, harsh chemical environment. 

Using a 60-minute live broadcast, students can see, hear, and interact with researchers during a behind-the-scenes "visit" to one of the Museum’s state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition to the live broadcast, participating classrooms are supplied with grade-level appropriate supplemental educational activities and material to increase student learning before and after the broadcast.

NGSS DCI Alignments: LS4.C Adaptation; LS2.C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience; ESS2.E Biogeology 


  • 11/4 at 9:30am CT (Middle School), and 11:00am CT (High School)
  • 11/5 at 9:30am CT (High School), and 11:00am CT (Middle School)

Questions? Please contact us at virtualvisits@fieldmuseum.org.