Home Depot Develops Virtual Field Trips For Young DIYers

Home Depot has developed new educational Virtual Field Trips videos that the company will add to its digital DIY workshops library in which company suppliers host kid-friendly, behind-the-scenes tours and provide insights into how they create products for retail shelves.

The goal is to provide fun, exclusive tours, curated specifically for young doers, the company said.

As part of its learning initiative, Home Depot is expanding a partnership with Discovery Education in spring 2021 to bring more digital resources and projects to its Science Fair Central platform. Launched in 2017, Science Fair Central has provided over two million educators and students with project starters, information on scientific processes, material checklists and other material. Discovery Education offers standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

“Learning looks significantly different this year as parents search for new ways to teach and entertain at home,” said Lisa DeStefano, vp/brand marketing and creative for Home Depot. “Starting with Bonnie Plants in October and Back to the Roots in November, our Virtual Field Trips provide fun, exclusive tours, curated specifically for young doers. From plant genetics to supply chain, we’ve broken down these stages into creative, interactive, digestible videos with accompanying DIY projects that bring the excitement of traditional field trips to family households.”