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Give your students the opportunity to meet experts in the field, go behind the scenes and experience the BEST of CILC content provider programming! Consider Virtual Expeditions as your “taste test” in discovering the diversity of what we have to offer.

 

With a Virtual Expeditions Annual membership you are eligible to register for: 

  • The opportunity to participate in up to 20 programs (2 per month September to June) from Content Providers that normally charge a fee.
  • NEW for 2019-2020 Year, programs will be based on the theme of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Check out more resources here.
  • Each program will be delivered via Live Streaming and runs 30 minutes.
  • After the presentation there will be a time for participants to ask questions and get answers directly from the experts.

See below for the list of the outstanding programs offered in 2019-2020!

 

WHAT EDUCATORS ARE SAYING

 

This program was excellent!!!! The instructor was amazing with the students and engaged them throughout the program. Our students and staff loved the program and I would highly recommend it.

– Elementary School Teacher –

 

Students remember what they enjoy and this is a winner!

– Elementary School Teacher –

 

Great information we did not know! Also, the question and answer portion is wonderful and the mediator filled in with great questions when we were thinking of more to ask.

– Adult Group –

 

 

New Pricing for 2019-2020

  • PACKAGE TYPE
  • 1 Class, 1 Adult Group, Homeschooler
  • School with at least 5 classes participating
  • District (less than 5,000 students)
  • District (more than 5,000 students)
  • ESA’s (8 District minimum)

 

  • PACKAGE TYPE
  • 1 Class, 1 Adult Group, Homeschooler
    10 Programs/$25  
    20 Programs/$50  
  • School with at least 5 classes participating
    10 Programs/$100  
    20 Programs/$200  
  • District (less than 5,000 students)
    10 Programs/$150  
    20 Programs/$300  
  • District (more than 5,000 students)
    10 Programs/$300  
    20 Programs/$600  
  • ESA’s (8 District minimum)
    $125/district • Contact CILC
    $250/district • Contact CILC

Check out the programs that will be available for 2019–2020!


SEPTEMBER 2019

Climate Change: Investigating our Impact by Cleveland Museum of Natural History - SDGs

Explore the connection between human activity and changes in temperature and weather that scientists refer to as “global climate change.” Learn about the greenhouse effect, reflection and refraction of light, and convection as we perform experiments that clearly show how changes in our climate are studied.

Track: SDGs
Audience: Grades 6–12
Date:  September 16, 2019
Time:  1pmEST

 

Science of Sound by Fizzics Education - STEM

Students will investigate exactly how sound works in this engaging workshop that makes sound a tangible concept that students can understand. The content specifically looks at:
- amplitude and wavelength.
- the relationship between sound waves and pitch/volume.
- resonance and implications for building design.
- the doppler effect.
- transfer of sound through different mediums.

Track: STEM
Audience: Grades 4–6
Date:  September 27, 2019
Time:  1pmEST


OCTOBER 2019

Endangered Species by Lee Richardson Zoo - SDGs

What does it mean to be labeled an endangered species? Once listed as an endangered species does it mean that these animals are bound for extinction? Discover these answers and more in Lee Richardson Zoo’s Endangered Species program. As we explore these topics, we will meet three Ambassador Animals that represent species currently facing the challenge of survival.

Track: SDGs
Audience: Grades 2–12
Date:  October 11, 2019
Time:  1pmEST

 

Sharks Alive by Mote Marine Laboratory - STEM

This is a live, two-way interactive lesson focused on shark research at Mote Marine Laboratory. The first 15 minutes covers the shark husbandry and training we perform at our aquarium as well as the ground-breaking research technology that we use in the field. This is followed by a general Question and Answer session with our Ocean Experts.

Track: STEM
Audience: Grades 4–8
Date:  October 9, 2019
Time:  1pmEST

 

NOVEMBER 2019

What's the Buzz with Bees? by the University of Nebraska State Museum - SDGs

Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Entomologist, has been studying bees for over ten years. She will share what the bees are telling us about eco-system resilience, change of seasons, and yes, climate change. Dr. Wu-Smart is developing a pollinator health program to help understand the underlying stressors in bee health and their interactions with environmental toxicants. There will be plenty of time for questions and a discussion on what you can do to help your local bees!

Track: SDGs
Audience: Grades 6–12
Date:  November 14, 2019
Time:  1pmEST

 

Virtual Tour of the Universe by Denver Museum of Nature & Science - STEM

Join the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on a virtual tour through space. Using stunning visualizations, we’ll launch from the surface of the Earth, fly past the International Space Station, go beyond our familiar 8 planets, ice balls and asteroids, and enter deep space. Come learn about our place in the universe, discuss how we know what we know, and explore how we are all integrally connected to space. This is a fully interactive program during which participants can ask questions and vote to guide our journey through our universe.

Track: STEM
Audience: Grades 3–8
Date:  November 7, 2019
Time:  1pmEST

 

DECEMBER 2019

Let's Talk Sharks by Texas State Aquarium - SDGs

Students will observe shark biofacts and explore how a shark’s skeleton, jaws, teeth, skin, and camouflage make them top predators. We will look at common shark species in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, as well as view our resident sharks live from the Texas State Aquarium. Discuss why shark conservation is important and what scientists and aquariums are doing to conserve these mysterious animals.

Track: SDGs
Audience: Grades K–6 
Date:  December 13, 2019
Time:  1pmEST

 

Meet the Residents: Allison and Merry Christmas by Sea Turtle Inc. - STEM

Discover the story of Allison, the one-flippered sea turtle, and Merry Christmas, the cold-stunned sea turtle. Learn characteristics of Atlantic green sea turtles and ways you can help sea turtles in the wild. Program includes a Live visit from Allison and Merry Christmas!

Track: STEM
Audience: Grades K–6 
Date:  December 6, 2019
Time:  1pmEST

 

JANUARY 2020

ConZOOvation by Greenville Zoo - SDGs

Join us at the Greenville Zoo as we learn about what conservation is, how we make an impact at a small zoo, and how you can make a difference wherever you may be! We will also meet some animals that would benefit from the conservation efforts that we will be discussing.

Track: SDGs
Audience: Grades 4–12
Date: 
January 15, 2020
Time:  1pmEST

 
Frostology by Michigan Science Center - STEM

Dash through the snow without catching a cold in our new wintertime science exploration virtual visit. Watch amazing dry ice and liquid nitrogen demonstrations while exploring the effects of extreme cold on atoms and molecules!

Track: STEM
Audience: Grades K–5
Date: 
January 31, 2020
Time:  1pmEST


FEBRUARY 2020

Dolphins 101 by Dolphin Research Center - SDGs

Dive into the fabulous world of dolphins with Diva to learn the answers to the most commonly asked question about her and her friends!

Track: SDGs
Audience: Grades K–6
Date: 
February 5, 2020
Time:  1pmEST


Chocolate: From Treasure to Treat by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) - STEM

We all like a little treat of chocolate, but have you ever wondered where it came from originally compared to now and how it was processed? Come with your questions and join Karin to discover the answers to these questions and more.

Track: STEM
Audience: Grades 3–8
Date: 
February 11, 2020
Time:  1pmEST

 

MARCH 2020

Up Close and Palaeo Jr. by Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology - SDGs

Our Q&A program! A Science Educator will first introduce your students to the science of palaeontology. The remainder of the program is driven by your class! Formulate questions directly related to your curriculum, or watch as your students are inspired by each other’s curiosity. Animations, images, video clips, and real fossils will complement our responses.

Track: SDGs
Audience: Grades K–9
Date: 
March 10, 2020
Time:  1pmEST


Desert Adaptations: Live from the World’s Largest Indoor Desert - Henry Doorly's Zoo & Aquarium - STEM

Join us on a quest to find adaptations of animals and plants to the desert habitat. With the world’s largest geodesic dome as our background, we discover adaptations of birds, mammals, reptiles and plants in an attempt to solve the mystery of how animals survive in a dry and often hot desert ecosystem.

Track: STEM
Audience: Grades K–6
Date: 
March 3, 2020
Time:  1pmEST


APRIL 2020

Climate Change Chaos: What Antarctica Tells Us by Fizzics Education - SDGs

Students investigate the factors and consequences of climate change through the lens of Antarctica using bubbling dry ice demonstrations, chemical rainbows, learning the science behind chaotic weather and exploring renewable energy. This program will feature footage of the presenter in Antarctica and discuss how climate change has affected the southern most continent allowing students to see the landscapes most impacted by global warming.
 

Track: SDGs
Audience: Grades 3–6
Date: 
April 24, 2020
Time:  1pmEST

 

Jr. Astronaut Program by Roper Mountain Science Center - STEM

Students will join Roper Mountain Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut Team where they will learn more about our Sun, the Star of our Solar System, and how technology enhances our knowledge about the Earth and the galaxy.

Track: STEM
Audience: Grades K–5
Date: 
April 2, 2020
Time:  1pmEST


MAY 2020

Wind Energy! by Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum - SDGs

Can you catch the wind? Discover how wind is harnessed and transformed into electricity! In this workshop students will build a hand turbine and to help understand effective design for wind power generators. Topics covered include the four types of energy as well as energy transformation!

Track: SDGs
Audience: Grades 4–8
Date: 
May 6, 2020
Time:  1pmEST

 

Carnivorous Plants by Longwood Gardens - STEM

Discover the unique ways these amazing organisms capture food to ensure their survival.

Track: STEM
Audience: Grades 3–8
Date: 
May 8, 2020
Time:  1pmEST

 

JUNE 2020

Marine Mammals of Alaska by Alaska SeaLife Center - SDGs

Observe some of Alaska's furriest marine mammals: seals, sea lions and sea otters! We'll learn about the animals' adaptations for survival in Alaska's chilly ocean waters.

Track: SDGs
Audience: Grades K–5
Date: 
June 5, 2020
Time:  1pmEST

 

Engineering Challenge by COSI Columbus - STEM

Join COSI as we explore the possibility of humans on Mars, learn about the difficulties we will face and the Rovers currently exploring the surface.

Track: STEM
Audience: Grades 4–7
Date: 
June 4, 2020
Time:  1pmEST

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Contact Tami Moehring, Content Provider Liaison, 507-215-3705.