Newest Programs 

¡Fiesta! Music and Culture of Spain and Latin America - by Manhattan School of Music
2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15
Join MSM teaching artist Ana Garcia on a one or two-part cultural journey through her home country of Spain, and then through Latin America! Filled with live music performance, media-rich examples, and interactive demonstrations, ¡Fiesta! celebrates rich cultu...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Resistance Art: Visual Art – LIVE from the Middle East - by Global Encounters
Students will explore examples of resistance art that bears witness to conflict and oppression or which actively responds to oppression. Students will also be able to share their own art, explain intent, take questions and receive feedback from our guest poets...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  9, 10, 11, 12

Poetry of Witness - LIVE from the Middle East - by Global Encounters
Students will explore examples of poetry that bears witness to conflict and oppression or which actively responds to oppression. Students will also be able to share their own poetry, explain intent, take questions and receive feedback from our guest poets from...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  9, 10, 11, 12

Magnificent Monarchs: The great migration (By Request) - by Learn Around The World
Take your classroom to Mexico to visit one of the overwintering sites of the Monarch Butterfly. On this virtual field trip, your class will learn about the Monarch migration, what are some of the threats to the Monarchs and what actions you can take to help sa...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

The Lewis & Clark Expedition: A Story of Hardship and Discovery (CCSS aligned) - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank
2015-16
The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 offers something for everyone—adventure, danger, wild animals, fascinating Indian cultures, and more.  Follow award-winning author Dorothy Hinshaw Patent along on this amazing journey of discovery through her ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Latin Social Dances: Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Mambo - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Come and learn the social dances of Latin America and Cuba with one our bilingual Teaching Artists! From Merengue, Bachata to Cumbia, your students will be immersed in the world of Latin American dancing and music.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Liberty and Justice for All: Sancho Ignatius & the Right to Vote - by BAM Education
Using excerpts from the play “Sancho: An Act of Remembrance” this virtual workshop focuses on the nearly forgotten life of Charles "Sancho" Ignatius a British African living in the 18th century who was the first known black man to cast a vote in Britain. The...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  9, 10, 11, 12

Science Live! - Critters Live! - by Don Harrington Discovery Center Amarillo
Meet the DHDC's smallest residents in the interactive program. Students will have the opportunity to get up-close with the DHDC critters which include snakes; lizards; tarantulas; and small mammals, like a sugar glider or chinchilla!  Concepts explored in Crit...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Habitats of the Gulf of Mexico - by Texas State Aquarium
2014-15,2015-16
The Gulf of Mexico is a dynamic and diverse ecosystem that supports a wide range of life. During this interactive tour, explore a variety of environments through our real-time cameras from the comforts of your own classroom. Make observations, predictions and...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

STDs Not for Me - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Youth will learn about responsibilities that come with adolescence and are taught the consequences of sexual activity. Students are given accurate information concerning signs and symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases. Through case study worksheets, they...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Live Webcast: Human Impacts and Extinction of Freshwater Snails featuring Zoologist Ellen Strong - by Smithsonian Institution- National Museum of Natural History
2013-14 Honorable Mention
Bring a Smithsonian Scientist into your classroom with Smithsonian Science How, a live television-style program streamed through the web that takes questions from your students. On May 11, explore freshwater snails with zoologist Ellen Strong. Learn about the ...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Use Chinese Tangrams to Write a Story! - by Author Valerie Marsh
2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2014-15 Honorable Mention
     Learn a bit about the history of Tangrams! Then write your own story using these ancient Chinese puzzle pieces. Enjoy stories written by Valerie, explore student created tangram pictures, and then brainstorm your own objects based on stories you alrea...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Sharks, Rays, and their Lagoons - by California Academy of Sciences
Go on a virtual expedition to the Philippines, just as Academy scientists do. Learn to make observations and ask questions like a scientist while watching a live stream of our sharks and rays lagoon.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Scientists in Action: Rediscovering Magic Mountain (FREE) - by Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16 Honorable Mention
Sometimes amazing discoveries are just waiting to be unearthed. Join archaeologist Dr. Michele Koons in the field as she explores Magic Mountain, one of the most important archaeological sites on Colorado’s Front Range. Excavated twice in the past century, the...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Exploring 3 Essay Forms through the Parallel Song Forms: Session 3 - by JazzSLAM (Jazz Supports Language Arts & Math)
In the last of three sessions we will revisit Narrative Essay form. Students will deduce a song from “reading” a Line Graph of its melody. Students will use a special “Hook” to remember both Informative and Opinion essays. Students will understand how recent m...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

"Corn"ucopia - Corn and its role in American History - by Burritt on the Mountain: A Living Museum
2012-13
Corn has been a part of the American economy and way of life since the very beginning. Explore how corn has been used and valued from Native American times to today, and make your very own corn shuck doll!
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5

Food, Fitness & Fun - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Students will race against time in Food Frenzy to discover the functions of nutrients in a healthy diet. In Snack Attack they will grasp the concept of nutrient density in food. Cardio Challenge will inspire the pursuit of an active lifestyle while demonstrati...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5

Mexican Hat Dance - by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Celebrate Mexican culture while learning the traditional Mexican Hat Dance!
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Journey to the Parks: Explore the Salish Sea! Penrose Point State Park - by Inspired Classroom
2013-14 Honorable Mention,2014-15 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Join us for the Virtual Tide Pool Excursion event that introduces students to the plants and animals that inhabit the near shore environment of Puget Sound. Led by experienced naturalists, students have the opportunity to see and ask questions about algae and ...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6

Journey to the Parks: Explore the Salish Sea! Lime Kiln Point State Park - by Inspired Classroom
2013-14 Honorable Mention,2014-15 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Killer Whale enthusiast, researcher and Executive Director of Killer Whale Tales environmental science curriculum, Jeff Hogan, will engage students in Killer Whale identification and research including 1) the four specific criteria that whale researchers use t...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, Adult Learners

Anansi, the Spider Trickster - Audience Participation & Creative Writing - by Author Valerie Marsh
2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2014-15 Honorable Mention
    Anansi is an important trickster folktale character from West Africa and the Caribbean. Students listen to and participate in stories of Anansi by drawing, paper-cutting or sign language. Then students can write their own trickster tale! Easy and fun!
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Wolf Tales - by International Wolf Center
2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2012-13
Who's afraid of the "big, bad wolf"? In this interactive program, students explore the influential role that literature plays forming our views and attitudes towards wildlife. We compare and contrast two folk stories in which the wolf is a main character, the...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Healing an Ecosystem: The Story of the Wolf's Return to Yellowstone (STEM aligned) - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank
2015-16
Wonder why ecologists are happy when a top predator returns to its old haunts? Take a look at Yellowstone National Park, where these predators were killed off in the 1920s. Since then the ecology of the park became unbalanced. Learn how the wolves’ return i...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

PastizalesEnVIVO: Una aventuras de aprendizaje a distancia (GRATIS) / GrasslandsLIVE - by Prince William Network
PastizalesEnVIVO: Una Adventura de Aprendizaje a Distancia es un evento es gratuito, en vivo para los estudiantes en los grados 4 a 8 (así como el público).   [GrasslandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure is a FREE, live webcast for students in grades 4 to 8...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Parent, Adult Learners

GrasslandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure (FREE) - by Prince William Network
Join GrasslandsLIVE for a FREE, LIVE distance learning adventure for students, educators and others on May 17, 2017 from Pawnee National Grasslands in Colorado from 11 a.m. to noon MT.  Learn about this ecosystem and how scientists, citizens, local ranchers...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Parent, Adult Learners

**20% OFF DURING April**You & Your Watershed: Learning Through The Chesapeake Bay - by Timeline Studio by the Maryland Historical Society
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Join the Maryland Historical Society and the National Aquarium for a Virtual Field Trip about you and your watershed! Using the Chesapeake Bay as a case study, participants will learn how humans have interacted with the Chesapeake Bay watershed throughout hist...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Chocolate: From Treasure to Treat - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)
2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
From cacao to chocolate - rainforest treasure to luscious treat. Journey through history to get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we call chocolate while discovering the role and impact of chocolate on the rainforest ecosystems where it grows. H...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners

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