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CILC and its wonderful content providers have come together to provide core curriculum every day of the week for homebound students in grades K–6th. We are offering, free of charge, interactive, live-streamed programs daily Monday to Friday. The programs are delivered by our highly professional content providers.

Please register, by Grade Level, by clicking on the button below each section. Once you have registered you will receive an email from Zoom with connection information in it. You also will get a reminder 24 hours before the event and 1 hour before the event.

Please, will you help us show our content providers your appreciation for their outstanding work by contributing to the Community of Learning Facebook Fundraiser? All donations are tax deductible and will go straight to our content providers that continue to deliver programming. Non-U.S. and non-Facebook donors may use this link to contribute.

Check our YouTube Channel for recordings of the programs you missed!

CILC Virtual Learning Experiences for Adults! FREE through May 22

Week of May 11th Programming

  • PEC
  • MAY 11
  • May 11

    11:00 am ET

    Who's Home on the Range

    by Lee Richardson Zoo

    For Grades K-2

    We’ve all heard the song “Home on the Range”, but what makes the prairie a perfect home? What qualities of this biome make it an ideal habitat for so many animals? What animals can we find on the prairie? We’ll answer these questions and more while meeting Ambassador Animals from Lee Richardson Zoo that would call the prairie home.

  • Registration Closed
    for Who's Home on the Range
  • May 11

    12:00 pm ET

    Gravity Action Science

    by Author Valerie Marsh and Miss Liz the Science Wiz

    For Grades K-2

    How are gravity and the school bully related? Find out when we use tangrams and paper apples to learn about Isaac Newton's childhood, his interest in science, and how he dealt with a school bully.

  • Registration Closed
    for Gravity Action Science
  • May 11

    1:00 pm ET

    Humans: Our Germy, Smelly, Strange Species

    by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

    For Grades 3-4

    How might an alien race view humans? We're smelly, leaky, come in thousands of varieties, and have millions of bacteria living inside us. Enjoy this amazing analysis of what it REALLY means to be human!

  • Registration Closed
    for Humans: Our Germy, Smelly, Strange Species
  • May 11

    2:00 pm ET

    SHARK SCIENCE

    by Mote Marine Laboratory

    For Grades 5-6

    How smart are you about sharks? Take our interactive quiz show to uncover the mysteries and discover the truths about these fascinating creatures. In this lesson we introduce the learners to the diversity and adaptations of sharks.

  • Registration Closed
    for SHARK SCIENCE
  • PEC
  • MAY 12
  • May 12

    11:00 am ET

    Sea Turtle Rescue/Rehab

    by Sea Turtle Inc.

    For Grades K-2

    Join us to visit patients recovering at a sea turtle rescue center in South Texas! Learn about threats facing endangered sea turtles and what Sea Turtle, Inc. is doing to help!

  • Registration Closed
    for Sea Turtle Rescue/Rehab
  • May 12

    12:00 pm ET

    Calypso for Kids

    by JamaicaBob

    For Grades K-2

    Amusing Musical Tour of the Caribbean

  • Registration Closed
    for Calypso for Kids
  • May 12

    1:00 pm ET

    Chain of Life

    by Greenville Zoo

    For Grades 3-4

    Chain of Life investigates the ways that energy moves through an ecosystem. During this program, we will discuss what animals eat (carnivores, herbivores, omnivores), relationships between animals (predator/prey), and trophic levels (producers, consumers, decomposers). All programs include up close encounters with some of our education animal ambassadors.

  • Registration Closed
    for Chain of Life
  • May 12

    2:00 pm ET

    Cow Eye Dissection

    by Liberty Science Center

    For Grades 5-6

    Follow light on its journey through the eye. View a cow eye dissection and gain a deeper understanding of the structure and function of the human eye.

  • Registration Closed
    for Cow Eye Dissection
  • PEC
  • MAY 13
  • May 13

    11:00 am ET

    Egyptian Magic Wands

    by Penn Museum 

    For Grades K-2

    Create an Egyptian Magic Wand just like the ancient ones found in the Penn Museum’s collection. Design your ivory-colored wand with hieroglyphs, learn the names of gods and goddesses appearing on these ancient artifacts, and discover how they ward off evil spirits!

  • Registration Closed
    for Egyptian Magic Wands
  • May 13

    12:00 pm ET

    Sounds All Around

    by Michigan Science Center

    For Grades K-2

    Sound is vibration! Learn about how sounds are made as we explore frequency and amplitude during this interactive program.

  • Registration Closed
    for Sounds All Around
  • May 13

    1:00 pm ET

    Seeds on the Go

    by Royal Botanical Gardens

    For Grades 3-4

    Seeds are one way plants move to new locations; sometimes with some help and sometimes on their own. What are some ways that you can think of that seeds disperse? Join Karin to explore different ways seeds move and be ready to move, too!

  • Registration Closed
    for Seeds on the Go
  • May 13

    2:00 pm ET

    Statistics: Batter Up!

    by National Baseball Hall of Fame

    For Grades 5-6

    Examine how everyday mathematical concepts apply to baseball and the real world.

  • Registration Closed
    for Statistics: Batter Up!
  • PEC
  • MAY 14
  • May 14

    11:00 am ET

    Sea Lion Story

    by Pacific Marine Mammal Center

    For Grades K-2

    Follow the journey of a malnourished sea lion pup from rescue, to rehabilitation, and release. Students learn about sea lions, how Pacific Marine Mammal Center cares for animals in need, and what they can do to help.

  • Registration Closed
    for Sea Lion Story
  • May 14

    12:00 pm ET

    Lincoln's Boyhood Home

    by Learn Around The World

    For Grades K-2

    Join this virtual field trip to explore Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home. We'll learn about what school and home life was like for young Abraham in the wilderness of southern Indiana.

  • Registration Closed
    for Lincoln's Boyhood Home
  • May 14

    1:00 pm ET

    Shelter-in-Place Superheroes

    by Banyan Global Learning

    For Grades 3-4

    Variety Show with a social and emotional learning backbone. Meet other superheroes as they protect their communities by sheltering-in-place and use their superpowers to practice the greatest power of all - OPTIMISM! Dance, music, animal sidekicks, jokes, art, and more!

  • Registration Closed
    for Shelter-in-Place Superheroes
  • May 14

    2:00 pm ET

    Talk with an Aussie

    by Fizzics Education

    For Grades 5-6

    Australia, up and close! Your class is in charge whereby your students can guide the discussion; - Australia's convict history through to Federation and up until the present, - Australia's Heads of State and relationship to England, - Money i.e coins and notes, - Geography; climates, regions and geological points of interest, - Culture; food, slang, - Indigenous history, - Flora of Sydney plus bush tucker foods, - Time zone differences...The choice is up to you!

  • Registration Closed
    for Talk with an Aussie
  • PEC
  • MAY 15
  • May 15

    11:00 am ET

    Fishy Friends

    by Texas State Aquarium

    For Grades K-2

    Let’s talk fishes LIVE from the Texas State Aquarium as your students observe and compare and contrast the diversity of fishes in Aquarium habitats. Together, we’ll distinguish between fish body shapes, infer how shapes help them survive and thrive in their habitats, and create a special fish drawing.

  • Registration Closed
    for Fishy Friends
  • May 15

    12:00 pm ET

    Wolf 101

    by International Wolf Center

    For Grades K-2

    My, what big ears you have! Join us as we look at the physical and social adaptations wolves use to survive in their environment. Students will be given an opportunity to observe our ambassador wolves utilizing these amazing tools.

  • Registration Closed
    for Wolf 101
  • May 15

    1:00 pm ET

    Exploring Lincoln in Washington

    by Ford's Theatre and the National Park Service

    For Grades 3-4

    Ford's Theatre Education and The National Mall and Memorial Parks explore President Abraham Lincoln’s Washington, D.C., through places that mattered to Lincoln during his lifetime and places where he matters to us today. This session is 40 minutes. Appropriate for grades 3 and up.

  • Registration Closed
    for Exploring Lincoln in Washington
  • May 15

    2:00 pm ET

    Amazing Australian Animals

    by Sydney Science Education

    For Grades 5-6

    Australia has an amazing diversity of animals that are found nowhere else in the world. Take a journey into the past to discover more about the animals of today.

  • Registration Closed
    for Amazing Australian Animals