Newest Programs 

Christmas 1856: A Peak into the Past - by Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum
2016-17
The Education Department of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library strives to cultivate a passion for history and to stimulate reflection and discussion about important historical issues. We are committed to reaching out into our community and to the world at...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Dancing Dolphins - by Texas State Aquarium
2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17
Move like a dolphin! Play like a dolphin! Even speak like a dolphin! A highly engaging program during which students learn what it takes to be a marine mammal!
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

Bodies in Progress: Girls - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Girls learn about changes that occur in females during puberty. Topics include emotional changes, hygiene, physical changes, menstruation, sanitary supplies, conception, and the benefits of abstinence. Participation in this program promotes positive self-image...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6

Bodies in Progress: Boys - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Boys learn about changes that occur in males during puberty. Topics include emotional changes, hygiene, physical changes, conception, and the benefits of abstinence. Participation in this program promotes positive self-image and provides knowledge that these c...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6

Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII - by The National WWII Museum
2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14 Honorable Mention,2015-16 Honorable Mention
Throughout World War II, African Americans pursued a Double Victory—one over the Axis abroad and the other over discrimination at home. Major cultural, social, and economic shifts amid a global conflict played out in the lives of these Americans. The Natio...
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Audience:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Habitats - by Greenville Zoo
2012-13 Honorable Mention,2014-15,2015-16
Find out what makes a home a habitat as we look at them on a larger scale. This highly-interactive program explores the difference between the deserts, tundra, grasslands, oceans and rain forests.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4

Careers in Horticulture (FREE) - by Longwood Gardens
2015-16
Take a behind-the-scenes look at one of the great gardens of the world and hear from the people that make it successful. Learn about the variety of career opportunities in horticulture and gain a better understanding of career pathways. Interact with a Longwoo...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Snowflakes: Cut and Tell A Snowflake Story, Apply It to Push/Pull, Incline, Gravity! - by Author Valerie Marsh
2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2014-15 Honorable Mention, 2016-17
    This program is a little bit of fiction and a whole lot of science! First, children enjoy a  fiction story about snowflakes ! Then, students retell this story and create their own paper snowflake. Next up is the science! Using their snowflake, students wil...
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Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Through the Lens of Erwin E. Smith (With special guest Historian) - by Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Students can experience the lifestyle of a cowboy by exploring photographs by Erwin E. Smith and paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The museum’s Archivist and Historian, Jonathan Frembling, will discuss archival materials tha...
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Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Through the Lens of Erwin E. Smith (With special guest Park Ranger) - by Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Students can experience the lifestyle of a cowboy during this exciting program! Texas Parks and Wildlife park ranger and cowboy expert David Owens will tell stories and recite poetry related to photographs by Erwin E. Smith along with paintings and sculpture b...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Songs of Science, Discovery, Exploration, and Adventure - by Musician / Teaching Artist / Songwriter Lloyd H. Miller
Lloyd H. Miller, founder of the critically-acclaimed educational rock band the Deedle Deedle Dees, leads a sing-a-long concert of original songs inspired by true stories from the history of science, discovery, exploration, and adventure. 
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5

Meet My Musical Family: a music & movement & instrument discovery program - by Musician / Teaching Artist / Songwriter Lloyd H. Miller
Lloyd H. Miller, founder of the acclaimed educational rock band the Deedle Deedle Dees, introduces preschoolers to acoustic guitar, upright bass, ukulele, and other instruments in his "family" as he leads a lively sing-a-long. 
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students

Christmas Songs & the Stories Behind Them - by Musician / Teaching Artist / Songwriter Lloyd H. Miller
Lloyd H. Miller, songwriter and educator, sings holiday favorites and tells the stories behind them. 
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Encountering Texas (Free in December!) - by Amon Carter Museum of American Art
View and discuss the work of artists, including James Gilchrist Benton, Edward Everett, and Sarah Ann Lillie Hardinge, who joined the vast migration of Americans headed to the newly formed state of Texas in the 1840s.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Big Trip: a music & movement program about journeys - by Musician / Teaching Artist / Songwriter Lloyd H. Miller
Lloyd H. Miller, founder of the acclaimed educational rock band the Deedle Deedle Dees, performs an interactive sing-a-long concert full of original songs about big trips (and small ones). 
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Songs of Social Justice - by Musician / Teaching Artist / Songwriter Lloyd H. Miller
Lloyd H. Miller, founder of the critically-acclaimed educational rock band the Deedle Deedle Dees, leads an interactive sing-a-long concert of songs drawn from the history of social justice in the United States. 
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  6, 7, 8

Why Scientists LOVE Science - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank
2015-16
Meet acclaimed science author Vicki Cobb and her irresistible approach to experiencing and sharing scientific discoveries. Discover the rush that scientists get when they learn something new about something very familiar. This program will introduce your audie...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

1900s Logging Camp - by History Live
2010-11,2011-12,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention,2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17 Honorable Mention
Discover how natural resources influence industry
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6

African American Artists--Free Program - by Smithsonian American Art Museum
2015-16 Honorable Mention
The lives of African American artists lend insight into the context of their works. Learn about the diverse body of artwork created by African American artists and the historical, social, and cultural events, as well as the life experiences, that inspired thei...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Module 5: Analysis and Curation - by Midwest Archeological Center - NPS
Explore archeology through the Midwest National Parks! Engage in activities, discussions, and videos about the analysis of artifacts.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Module 4: Mapping - by Midwest Archeological Center - NPS
Explore archeology through the Midwest National Parks! Engage in dynamic student activities and learn about the deep past focusing on mapping techniques, and recording archeological sites.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Module 3: Excavation & Tools - by Midwest Archeological Center - NPS
Explore archeology through the Midwest National Parks! Engage in dynamic student activities and learn about how archeologists excavate sites.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Password to Internet Safety - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Students learn pros and cons of internet usage and ways to stay safe online. Both an emphasis on cyberbullying and a Fact/Fake game involving a decision about the truth of a statement are included. When things go viral, students must know how to be safe and...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  6, 7, 8

Internet Surfin' Safety - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
This program illuminates the positive and negative attributes of the online internet experience. Staying safe online by making strong passwords and protecting personal information are emphasized.  The Netiquette or NOT-iquette game will reinforce appropriat...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5

Brush Your Teeth - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Children learn about the many jobs their teeth have and the importance of their teeth. Proper brushing, visiting the dentist, and choosing nutritious foods are emphasized. Using a larger than life set of teeth, children practice brushing and choose which foods...
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Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1

Be Wiser - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Students will learn sleeping, exercising, eating healthy foods and having a positive attitude are necessary to being healthy. Students will learn factual effects of alcohol and tobacco on the brain and the body to encourage a drug-free lifestyle. Activities ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  2, 3

Digital Citizenship 201 - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Students learn what a ‘digital footprint’ entails and how it affects their future based on what their personal profiles contain.  Learning strategies allow the class to engage in discussions about internet usage in their own lives and the positives and neg...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  6, 7, 8

Digital Citizenship 101 - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Students learn about digital citizenship to improve their overall presence online.  Learning strategies demonstrate creating an effective password as well discuss positive usages of devices and social media.  Recognizing, preventing, and stopping online bu...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5

Habit Free for Me - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Focusing on decisions about role models, sleeping, eating, exercising, positive attitude and drug refusal skills: this program builds life-skills.  An age-appropriate introduction to the effects of alcohol, tobacco and misuse of medications helps children ...
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Audience:  Kindergarten, 1

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