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Join other learners from around the world for live, interactive programs for 2021.  See the programming schedule below.

  • Programs are held Monday – Friday at 1:00 PM EST.
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Upcoming Community of Learning Programs

Stewards of the Sea

by Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Discover sources of pollution and their effects in the environment. Learn about our marine mammals that have been entangled in trash and rehabilitated!

For 3rd-5th


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Geology: Rocks and Minerals of Joshua Tree

by Joshua Tree National Park

n Geology of Joshua Tree: Rocks and Minerals, a ranger leads an exploration of rocks and minerals of Joshua Tree National Park. Students will complete a journal page along with a ranger as they take a close look at the composition of their local rocks. This program can be modified for various grades and ages.

For 2nd-6th


Thursday, December 9, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Animals in the Hall

by Explore Natural History!

Learn to “think like a zoologist!” We will venture down our Hall of Nebraska Wildlife exhibit and actively study our dioramas full of native Nebraska animals. Students are encouraged to listen, observe, and question each explored window. Animals viewed include rattlesnakes, bison, water fowl, prairie dogs, coyotes, rabbits, and mountain lions. The minutes fly by with interactive question and answer time, physical exploration and group discovery about animal senses, habitats, and behaviors. It's a zoological adventure!

For Grades K-2


Friday, December 10, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Wolf 101

by International Wolf Center

In this program, we cover the basics of gray wolf biology and behavior. Join us to learn where wolves live, what they eat and how they've adapted to different environments

For Grades K-6


Monday, December 13, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Myths in Painting: Greek Vases

by Penn Museum

Investigate a series of painted vessels to uncover stories about mythical gods and creatures from ancient Greece. Through interactive conversation with a Museum educator, you will explore the poses, symbols, materials, and artistic techniques used by makers to learn more about how ancient Greeks interacted with the world. Think about how you would tell a story in a single image by using your newly trained eye to match Greek myths to their correct pottery pieces.

For school-aged


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

All About Habitats

by Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

Habitats are places where animals live. From deserts to rain forests to oceans, habitats are as diverse as the animals that live there. Compare and contrast different habitats by visiting exhibits at the Toledo Zoo to meet live animals up close and personal.

For Grades 1-5


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Pollination Investigation

by Zion National Park

Learn about pollinators in the desert!

For Grades 3-4


Thursday, December 16, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

History Detectives

by Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Engage your detective skills to uncover time capsules created from the Museum’s collection of 1960s artifacts. Learn about President Kennedy and the 1960s by examining primary source materials including photographs, magazines, toys, clothing and more. Students will unpack time capsules and discover information about the person who prepared it and then share their findings.

For Grades 3-8


Friday, December 17, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Bones & Tone: A Moving Experience

by McMillen Health

Students will discover fun facts about their skeleton and muscles and use these systems in various activities while learning the names of important muscles and bones. An emphasis of the program will be to learn how to keep these systems healthy and active.

For Grades 2-6


Monday, December 20, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Celebrate Winter with Light!

by Penn Museum

For thousands of years, cultures around the world have used light as a symbol during their celebrations. Discover more about the ancient pagan Festival of Lights, and how parts of this tradition continue today to mark the Winter Solstice. Learn more about how civilizations across the ancient world bring light into their holidays, from Diwali to Christmas to Hannukah, using special vessels and tools to shine through the darkness. Finish by creating a personalized design for your own ancient lamp.

For school-aged


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Australian Marine Life

by Australian Environmental Education

The southern waters around Australia are home to a variety of habitats including kelp beds and sponge gardens. These are wonderful place to dive and discover the diversity of animals that live there. I will share some of my favourite diving stories with you and highlight some of the amazing animals.

For Grades 3-6


Monday, January 10, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Create a Legendary Creature

by Penn Museum

Ancient peoples used animals in their myths and legends to help tell stories. Often, ancient peoples combined different animal parts to form one powerful beast, sort of like a Transformer in today’s culture. Look closely at artifacts that showcase Chinese dragons to see if you can identify what animals make up the legendary dragon, then create your own legendary creature using parts of animals that you get to choose!

For school-ages


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Lunar New Year in Taipei, Taiwan!

by Banyan Global Learning

Explore the vibrant capital of Taiwan during Lunar New Year celebrations. See the night markets, the food and vibrant decorations surrounding this important calendar event. Your host will lead you through a night market, talk to locals and explore the importance of Lunar New Year.

For Grades K-8


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Roper Mountain Space Agency Jr. Astronaut Training Program

by Roper Mountain Science Center

During this program students will join Roper Mountain Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut Team where they will learn about our Sun and how technology enhances our knowledge about the Earth, moon, planets, and stars. Students will learn about satellites, telescopes, and the International Space Station. This program is designed to get students excited about Space and the possibilities for the future.

For Grades K-4


Friday, January 14, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

The Meaning and Making of Mandarin Squares

by Penn Museum

Buzi, often called “Mandarin squares,” are patches of fabric that were sewn onto the clothing of important people in China in the Qing dynasty (15th-20th century). Learn how the animals, colors, and symbols were woven to create a fancy, beautiful design on these embroidered squares to represent the rank of the person wearing them, similar to the medals on a military uniform today. Make your own Buzi by planning a design that is personal to you.

For school-aged


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

The Wright Brothers

by Learn Around The World

Join us as we investigate the experiments that lead to the world's first practical airplane. On this VFT, you'll learn about the Wright Brothers and see the location of their famous first flight. Make sure to register for a soaring good time as we discover how the world's first practical airplane was developed.

For Grades 2-5


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Follow the Buffalo

by Homestead National Historical Park

Learn about the ways the buffalo has shaped the prairie ecosystem as well as the creative ways American Indians adapted their lifeways around Buffalo hunts.

For Grades 6-12


Thursday, January 20, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Stories from Around the World: WInter Tales from Around the World

by Actors Company

Illuminate the darkness through engaging folktales that convey character-building messages from diverse cultures and geographic regions, including Africa, Asia, and Europe.

For Grades K-8


Friday, January 21, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Full STEAM Ahead: Technologies of the American West

by Booth Western Art Museum

Learn about technology and innovation during Westward Expansion through a look at communication, transportation, commerce and other technology. Explore STEAM through a historical lens using artwork and artifacts from the Booth collection!

For Grades 3-6


Monday, January 24, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

by Penn Museum

The Chinese Zodiac calendar is a 12-year cycle, where each year is associated with a different animal. Lunar New Year is a festive celebration that is part of the cultures of China, Korea, Vietnam, and several Asian countries. Each Lunar New Year is connected to one of the Zodiac animals, with 2022 as the Year of the Tiger. Try your skills at spotting the Zodiac animals as depicted on artifacts from our collection, and explore more about all the animals, real and imaginary, in the Zodiac!

For school-aged


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Insects in Winter

by Royal Botanical Gardens

How many insects have you seen this winter? Not too many I expect. Join Karin to discover how some insects have adapted to survive the cold winter.

For Grades 3 - 6


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Carving the Canyon

by Zion National Park

Through this program, students will gain an understanding of the unique and complex geologic story of Zion and the southwest.

For Grades 4-6


Thursday, January 27, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Snow Much to Know

by Author Valerie Marsh & Miss Liz the Science Wiz

Science, art, storytelling! Your students create their own paper snowflake to tell a fun story with a surprise ending. Then they use it to explore the fascinating science of snow crystals and how they form! Then we explore the three states of matter and act out the water cycle. We 'predict' that your students will love this!

For Grades K-4


Friday, January 28, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Frostology

by Michigan Science Center

Jump knee-deep into our wintry virtual visit! Learn the science behind all things frosty as we investigate the effects of cold on the states of matter using some super COOL science with dry ice and liquid nitrogen (LN2).

For Grades K-5


Monday, January 31, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Celebrate Chinese New Year Traditions

by Penn Museum

Chinese New Year is a time of exploding firecrackers and leaping dragon dancers. This workshop takes a closer look at rituals and customs associated with Chinese New Year celebrations and explores the historical origins of these activities. Students gain an understanding of these rituals, along with their cultural and social significance.

For school-aged


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Meet the patients: Marine Mammal Rescue, Rehabilitation & Release

by Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Meet the patients currently being rehabilitated at Pacific Marine Mammal Center and hear their stories. Take a behind the scenes tour of our hospital to see the medical units and equipment used in the animals’ recovery. Observe rehabilitation procedures. Listen to the accounts of past patients that were admitted due to human impact and learn what you can do to keep it from happening again.

For Grades 3-5


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Rock On! The Secret Life of Rocks & Minerals

by Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural & Natural History

Rocks might not always look exciting but they are actually full of surprises! Different molecular bonds and earth processes help shape rocks and minerals in ways you might not even realize. Explore various geology specimens and work together to help understand and classify different rock types.

For Grades 4-8


Friday, February 4, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Underwater Adventure

by Toledo Zoo and Aquarium

Take a tour of the Toledo Zoo's Aquarium and discover the amazing relationships between animals from symbiosis to food chains!

For Grades 4-8


Monday, February 7, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Egyptian Amulets: Meaning & Making

by Penn Museum

Connect deeper with ancient civilizations through investigation of amulets. Look closely at the symbols, language, and materials of these small objects to learn why people believe they provide protection or have special powers. Plan your own amulet design that expresses a personal wish or form of protection.

For school-aged


Tuesday, February 8, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Maker Space Build Along: Stick-eometry

by Playful Engineers

Using pencils or other sticks, plus tape and rubber bands or elastic, students make their own toys that can transform from triangles, to pentagons, and pentagrams... or from hexagrams to cubes, and square bottom pyramids! This is a mostly hands-on workshop experience, in which students can work at their own pace. Jay demonstrates several ways to construct these fascinating geometric manipulative toys, and discusses their relevancy to practical geometry. Some students will have successfully completed a working model by the end of the class. Please allow time and space during and after class, for them to share their skills and knowledge with each other.

For Grades 3-6


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Follow the Buffalo

by Homestead National Historical Park

Follow the migration of the buffalo on the Great Plains and the American Indians who based their lifeways around bison hunts

For Grades 6-12


Thursday, February 10, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

African American Artists

by Smithsonian American Art Museum

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 their work

For Grades 3-6


Friday, February 11, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Head in the Clouds

by Children's Museum Atlanta

Children will explore the water cycle with a fun song and dance and learn about diffferent types of clouds and what they mean for the weather. Students will get to watch a real cloud form and get to create their very own "cloud in a cup."

For Grades K-3


Monday, February 14, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Design a Mancala Board

by Penn Museum

Mancala is an ancient game from Africa that was originally played by digging shallow holes in the ground. Investigate mancala boards from all around the world to discover the different craftsmanship, function, rules, and playing pieces used on each game board. Create your own mancala board with paper and learn a simple version of the game. Let the games begin!

For school-aged


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Cultural Diversity: Diversity in the Dugout

by National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

The program provides an overview on racial and ethnic communities and the ways that they have changed the landscape of baseball since the late 1800s.

For Grades 3-8


Wednesday, February 16, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Introduction to Archeology

by Midwest Archeological Center - NPS

Students will explore the role of archeology within the National Park Service using specific examples from parks in the Midwest Region and projects by the Midwest Archeological Center (MWAC). Presenters will engage participants in thoughtful conversations about the stewardship of cultural resources by the National Park Service through the discussion of artifacts and archeological excavations.

For Grades 3-6


Thursday, February 17, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Adventure Quest

by Chattanooga Zoo

Students watch a short and comical skit that helps emphasize the importance of adaptations.

For Grades 2-5


Friday, February 18, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Design a Kanga

by Penn Museum

A kanga is piece of clothing worn in East African countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Kangas are rectangular pieces of cotton with boldly printed designs surrounded by a decorative border. They include a Swahili proverb in the middle. Kangas are designed and chosen to express personal, political, or religious messages. Learn more about these vibrant textiles as you create your own kanga design that includes a Swahili proverb that speaks to you!

For school-aged


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Spy School 101

by International Spy Museum

Can your students use their observation skills to spot threats and opportunities, work as a team to reveal secrets and think like a gadget-maker to solve problems? In this skill-based program, interactive challenges with real-world stories will be woven together as students explore the shadow-world of espionage and answer the age-old question…Do you have what it takes to be a spy?

For Grades 3-6


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Pollination Investigation

by Zion National Park

Pollination Investigation walks students through the process of pollination and explores how vital it is to Zion National Park and all ecosystems.

For Grades 3-4


Thursday, February 24, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Weather Wow: Up in the Air

by UCAR Center for Science Education

Did you know a typical cumulonimbus cloud can weigh 105.8 MILLION pounds?! How does it stay up in the sky?! Explore how the sun affects our Earth’s weather with an interactive experiment comparing hot and cold air. Transform your students into science sleuths and cloud detectives as we explore this mystery together and learn how air behaves when it changes temperature.

For Grades K-2


Friday, February 25, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Math In Science

by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Learn how making natural history happens using numbers, figures, and a whole lot of imagination! Math skills and understanding are your ticket to knowing more about nature and conservation.

For Grades 2-4


Monday, February 28, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Roman Oil Lamps

by Penn Museum

Lamps have been found throughout the Roman world from all periods of its history. Like their modern counterparts, these lamps allowed people to lengthen their day or conduct business in dark places. Archaeologists find these artifacts in a variety of contexts, such as houses, shops, temples, and other buildings. Get inspired with close views of oil lamps in our collection before creating your own design for an ancient-Roman lamp all your own!

For school-aged


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Movement and Motion

by Pro Football Hall of Fame

This program examines the relationship of science and the game of professional football. Straight line movement, zig-zags, circular motion, back & forth, pushing & pulling - all movements that influence the sport. This 50-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with Common Core/National Standards of Education and is recommended for grades 1-5.

For Grades 1-5


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Whose Who in the Zoo

by The Greenville Zoo

Who in the Zoo introduces participants to the animals, and the people who care for them, here at the Greenville Zoo! During this program, we will discuss day-to-day animal care, animal training protocols, and even have an up close encounter with some of our education animal ambassadors!

For Grades K-12


Friday, March 4, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Wolf Pup 101

by International Wolf Center

Ever wondered what it’s like to grow up as a wolf? Step into the shoes of our wolf care staff and follow our Ambassador wolves through their first year of life. You will learn all about the stages of pup development and what it takes to raise wolves here at the International Wolf Center!

For Grades 1-5


Monday, March 7, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Holi: A Carnival of Colors!

by Penn Museum

The Hindu festival of Holi is a holiday that celebrates the coming of the Spring season. While each region celebrates a bit differently, a major part of the festival is when people cover one another in colorful powders and paints. Investigate the plants used to make these vibrant powders and better understand this signature part of Holi events.

For school-aged


Tuesday, March 8, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Women's History: Dirt on Their Skirts

by National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

If your students believe baseball is only for boys, they should think again. Rich with the history of women who broke barriers to play the National Pastime, this thematic unit covers 150 years of striving for equity and diversity on the diamond. Meet the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League of the World War II era, as well as the young ladies of the 19th century who played the game long before they even had the right to vote. What do skirts and strawberries, charm school and chaperones have to do with baseball? Each teaches an important lesson in the story of gals who gave their all so that boys and girls can play side-by-side today.

For Grades 3-8


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Ulysses S. Grant in St. Louis

by Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Join a park ranger at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site to learn about Ulysses S. Grant's life as a St. Louis farmer at White Haven, the childhood home of his wife Julia Dent Grant. Learn about Grant's life as a farmer and his rise to become a Civil War General and President. Major themes of this tour include slavery, farming, causes of the Civil War, and the importance of family to Ulysses S. Grant.

For Grades 3-5


Thursday, March 10, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Jamestown STEM: Force, Motion, Energy, and Jamestown!

by Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Force, motion, and energy have existed in all societies throughout history, including Jamestown! Explore these STEM concepts through the history and cultures that converged in Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in North America. Learn about potential and kinetic energy, force, motion, friction and more through Powhatan, English, and African weaponry. A bow and arrow and matchlock musket demonstration will be included. Discover how the STEM connection between past and present can impact your future!

For Grades 3-7


Friday, March 11, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Discovering Dinosaurs

by Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Explore our world-famous Dinosaur Hall! This tour introduces young participants to the study of palaeontology, and the dinosaurs that lived in ancient Alberta. Each stop explores a different curriculum concept, like carnivores and herbivores, predators and prey, or plants and the ancient environment. After the tour, there will be lots of time for questions with our dinosaur experts.

For Grades k-7


Monday, March 14, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Dangerous Australian Animals

by Australian Environmental Education

Discover some weird, wonderful and dangerous animals that live in Australia. We will explore the deserts to the sea, forests to my backyard to find out more about some of Australia’s most dangerous animals.

For Grades 3-6


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Building the Gateway Arch

by Gateway Arch National Park

Join a ranger at Gateway Arch National Park to learn about the construction of the mo nument

For Grades 4-8


Thursday, March 17, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Dynamic Glaciers

by Campbell Creek Science Center

Discover how ice has changed Alaska over time. Learn how glaciers form, move, and carve out the landscape. Hands-on activities and engaging demonstrations will have students moving like a glacier and carving out valleys.

For Grades 4-6


Friday, March 18, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Yoga at the Pond

by Born 2 Move Movement Adventures

Wind, water and living creatures serve to guide the flow and forms of our yoga practice as we emulate and learn about the life that thrives and survives in a freshwater pond. This virtual biome is the ideal source to support calming and modifying of our minds and bodies as we "commune" with an ideation of nature. Various musical selections are played and visual imagery is evoked during the practice to enhance the effect of connecting with and revering Nature. Most of the session is done lying prone, sitting or kneeling on the floor, so every participant should wear comfortable, stretchable clothing, and have a yoga mat or an even floor padding to facilitate the ease and comfort of their experience.

For Grades 3-12


Monday, March 21, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Great Ocean Voyage - Shark Adaptations

by South Carolina Aquarium

Walk through the Aquarium and learn about stingray adaptations in The Shallows. Then “dive into” the deepest tank in North America: our Great Ocean Tank! The Great Ocean Tank holds four different shark species and over 550 individual animals. Learn all about the adaptations that help sharks to survive, and how they should be protected -- not feared!

For Grades K-8


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Beaks, Bubbles & Burrows

by Alaska SeaLife Center

Watch the diving seabirds at the Alaska SeaLife Center and learn about their amazing adaptations for survival in our frigid ocean waters!

For Grades K-4


Friday, March 25, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Fighting for Recognition: Women in Science

by Don Harrington Discovery Center

Who says girls can't be scientists? In this program, the DHDC will be highlighting some of the greatest female scientists of all time and exploring what made their work so important. These women's contributions, through their respective fields, still inspire women and girls to follow their dreams and make a difference in the world today. We hope you'll come prepared to get your hands dirty as we try out some at-home experiments inspired by these amazing women!

For Grades 3-6


Monday, March 28, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Sign of the Times: Activism in the Suffrage Movement

by HistoryConnects from Virginia Museum of History & Culture

How did Suffragists convince Congress to ratify the 19th amendment? This program tracks and examines the rhetorical techniques used by Virginia women in the fight to gain women's suffrage. Students will use primary sources from the VMHC's collection to see how tone and word choice intensified during the Suffrage Movement. By exploring how to craft an argument, students will learn how writing influenced social activism.

For Grades 6-12


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Glitter Explosion

by Children's Museum Atlanta

Put on your lab coats and break out the goggles because chemistry just got a makeover! Glitter explosions are super cool and safe experiments that get students excited about chemical reactions.

For Grades K-4


Friday, April 1, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Rabbits Action Science: Hearing, Hopping, Hoping-They Won't Get Eaten

by Author Valerie Marsh

Rabbits! Explore how their adaptations help them survive! How do their special ears help them hear predators? How do their amazing feet help them escape? How do their unique teeth help them stay safe? Enjoy a multicultural folktale about a rabbit with big feet and even bigger ears. Then make your own ears and hop into some fun science experiments about ears, teeth and feet.

For Grades K-3


Monday, April 4, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

The Story of Pro Football

by Pro Football Hall of Fame

This program examines the "museum concept" brought to life through the use of priceless artifacts and historical documents, which illustrates the museum approach of conveying the history of pro football through artifacts/documents. The program includes a discussion on Northeast Ohio's historic ties to Pro Football and why the Hall of Fame is in Canton, Ohio. The 50-minute program which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with Common Core/National Standards of Education and is recommended for grades K-12.

For Grades K-12


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

SEA Babies

by Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

Go on an ocean egg hunt with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Learn all about the life cycles of the sea, from baby sharks, to hatchling sea turtles and more. Learn how we raise and breed many marine species like seahorses and sport fish to help conserve the ocean for future generations.

For Grades K-5


Friday, April 8, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

First Steps: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies

by Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

From little feet to towering titans, we'll explore the mysterious history of dinosaur eggs and babies. Learn about egg-citing discoveries, how different dinosaurs protected their babies, and what fossils can tell us about parental care. The program concludes with a Q&A session with a Museum expert. See what's cracking at the Royal Tyrrell Museum!

For Grades K-6


Monday, April 11, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Civil Rights History: Before You Could Say Jackie Robinson

by National Baseball Hall of Fame

In baseball — as in America — freedom is an ongoing quest. For almost 65 years, African-American players were prevented from playing Major League Baseball simply because of their skin color. In this unit, students will explore American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement. They will work both independently and collaboratively to learn how race relations in baseball reflected significant social and cultural developments in the United States.

For Grades 3-12


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Marine Mammal Adaptations

by Alaska SeaLife Center

How are so many mammals able to live in cold Alaskan waters? We'll observe and discuss how blubber, fur, teeth, whiskers and other adaptations help Alaska's seals, sea lions, and sea otters survive in their habitat.

For Grades K-6


Monday, April 18, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Growing Seeds

by Royal Botanical Gardens

Discover what environmental conditions seeds need in order to germinate. We'll explore different seeds inside and out. What comes first - the roots or the leaves? Be prepared to do a little planting, too. See material list..

For Grades 2 - 4


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Ulysses S. Grant in St. Louis

by Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Join a park ranger at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site to learn about Ulysses S. Grant's life as a St. Louis farmer at White Haven, the childhood home of his wife Julia Dent Grant. Learn about Grant's life as a farmer and his rise to become a Civil War General and President. Major themes of this tour include slavery, farming, causes of the Civil War, and the importance of family to Ulysses S. Grant.

For Grades 3-5


Thursday, April 21, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

SOS: Stewards of the Sea

by Pacific Marine Mammal Center

This program explores how essential a clean watershed is to the functioning of our planet. Participants discover sources of pollution and their effects on the environment. Students hear stories of our marine mammal patients who have been entangled in trash and rehabilitated. Children learn how our day to day actions and choices make a difference.

For Grades 3-5


Friday, April 22, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Nature Journaling

by Chattahoochee Nature Center

Embark on an exciting journey of self-discovery as you combine art, writing, and science to create a stronger connection to the natural world. Witness firsthand how science is a process that requires freedom for curiosity and creativity to answer one’s questions about nature. Learn how to tune into all of our senses to truly connect with the great outdoors.

For Grades 3-12


Monday, April 25, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Visit the Sea Turtle Care Center

by South Carolina Aquarium

Join us on a tour of our Sea Turtle Rehabilitation facility at the South Carolina Aquarium! Learn about the endangered species of Sea Turtles in South Carolina and get an in depth view of the process of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release. The South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care CenterTM aids sick and injured sea turtles in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). The Sea Turtle Care CenterTM has proudly released over 315 sea turtles. In 2017, the Aquarium opened Zucker Family Sea Turtle RecoveryTM , a state-of-the-art second floor to the sea turtle hospital. ZFSTR made it possible to increase capacity for more stranded sea turtles and make it accessible for guests to observe the care and rehabilitation of these threatened and endangered species.

For Grades K-12


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Diversity of the American West: Cultures, People & Environments

by Booth Western Art Museum

Learn about the diverse culture of the American West through art and artifacts in the Booth collection! Explore diverse cultures and contributions (American Indians, African-American homesteaders, Chinese-American immigrants, Mexican-American vaqueros, women), history of cowboy culture and cattle drives (vaqueros, African-American cowboys, Chisolm Trail, The Great Western Trail). Transportation out West (Transcontinental Railroad, stage coach), the Homestead Act, Oregon Trail, regions/landforms and forced removal of American Indians are also included.

For grades 3-8


Friday, April 29, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Reptile Revelation

by Chattahoochee Nature Center

Get enraptured with reptiles as we unravel the myths and misconceptions behind these cool, cold-blooded creatures. Get an up-close look at a variety of the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s resident reptiles, including a gopher tortoise in an amazing animal encounter. Learn why reptiles should be respected not feared in this exciting program.

For grades 1-12


Monday, May 2, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Swimming With Sharks, the Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark

by Mote Marine Laboratory

Join us for a 100 year celebration honoring the life of Dr. Eugenie Clark, the founder of Mote Marine Laboratory and a pioneering women in STEM. We read a story book together about her life and learn all about "The Shark Lady."

For Grades K-6


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

¡Fiesta! Music and Culture of Latin America

by Manhattan School of Music

Join MSM teaching artist Enriqueta Somarriba on a cultural journey through Latin America! Filled with live music performance, media-rich examples, and interactive demonstrations, ¡Fiesta! celebrates rich cultural traditions of Spain and Latin America through music, dance, poetry, literature and the works of leading ‘nationalist’ composers.

For Grades 6-12


Friday, May 6, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Found Object Artworks

by Smithsonian American Art Museum

From beads to bottlecaps, tinfoil to toys, artists have used many nontraditional materials to express themselves and create art. This videoconference covers how artists use everyday materials, vision and imagination, storytelling, and a sense of place.

For Grades 3-6


Monday, May 9, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Junior Astronaut

by Roper Mountain Science Center

During this program students will join Roper Mountain Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut Team where they will learn about our Sun and how technology enhances our knowledge about the Earth, moon, planets, and stars.

For Grades K-4


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Japanese Dance Traditions Old & New

by Born 2 Move Movement Adventures

Learners get up and moving while they learn about Japanese culture! Japan has many strong traditions in its history, some of them old and some relatively new. This program will explore dance/movement traditions that include Bon Odori, Nihon Buyo, Aikido, and Yosakoi.

For


Friday, May 13, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

The Solar System

by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Learn amazing facts about the planets in our Solar System. The Sun, Earth, Moon, asteroids, comets AND MORE. We’ll cover them all and discuss the formation of the Sun, planets, and moons with gravity, energy, and motions included.

For Grades K-6


Monday, May 16, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Backyard Birding

by Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural & Natural History

Join us as we explore animal adaptations and learn about some of our favorite feathered friends! Students will understand how adaptations help birds survive in a variety of environments and gain a basic understanding of how to identify different species as well as habitats birds can found in, including their own backyards!

For Grades 1-5


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Lewis and Clark Expedition

by Gateway Arch National Park

Join a ranger at Gateway Arch National Park to learn more about the Corp of Discovery.

For Grades 4-8


Thursday, May 19, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

See the World - Live from Itacare, Brazil

by Banyan Global Learning

Join Teacher Jill who will walk you through her hometown Itacare, Brazil. Itacare is a small surf town that attracts tourists from all over the world. That global culture can be seen in the artwork and food all along its cobblestoned main street. Walk with Teacher Jill from her house, down main street, all the way to beach and meet locals along the way!

For


Friday, May 20, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Animal Adaptations

by Toledo Zoo and Aquarium

daptations are amazing! Explore and learn the many traits that animals need to help them survive in the wild as we visit exhibits and meet live animals. All Toledo Zoo Programs include a live tour of an animal exhibit with a knowledgeable guide and time for interaction with participants.

For Grades K-6


Monday, May 23, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin

by Actors Company

Scientist, Inventor, Author, Ambassador, Printer, Postmaster, Philanthropist, Patriot: Benjamin Franklin has even been called "the First American". In this original, interactive one-man show, one of the world's greatest statesmen and authors weaves together history, civics, science, and humor by recounting the story of his life. Dr. Franklin (professional actor/historian J.T. Turner) discusses his challenging youth in Boston, his days as a printer and writer in Philadelphia, and his adventures as an inventor, philanthropist, diplomat, and hero of the American Revolution. This show is particularly relevant to both STE and HSS curriculum, and of course, character development.

For K-12 and adult learners (adapted to each age group; this performance will be tailored for K-6, but all are welcome)


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Liquid nitrogen & properties of materials

by Fizzics Education

A show performance where your class interacts with our science presenter as we explore how liquid nitrogen affects the properties of materials. Engaging demonstrations cover phase changes, expansion and contraction, Newton's Laws, basic cell theory, air pressure and the atmospheric research. Explanations and demonstrations are tailored to the year level and abilities of your students. Includes pre-class and post-class activities as well as background teacher notes.

For Grades 3-5


Friday, May 27, 2022

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

In Spring 2020, CILC launched the Community of Learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a resource for interactive learning for families and learners of all ages.

The videos below capture testimonials, reactions from some who have enjoyed the programming so far.