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During this school year Zoom is sponsoring at least 2 streaming programs per month on CILC! These programs are presented by some of our TOP content providers at no cost to all CILC members. See below for a variety of topics, times and grade levels and to register for the programs.



Let's Talk Turtles! by Sea Turtle Inc.

Discover the world of turtles! This program will cover the different types of turtles and the environments in which they live. This program includes live visits from our current resident turtles, along with our sea turtle patients in the hospital.

Audience: Grades K-12
Date: January 27, 2020
Time: 1pm EST


Careers in the NFL by Pro Football Hall of Fame

This program examines the importance of education and the hundreds of careers available in and around the National Football League. A 10-minute career video, which examines a wide variety of careers with the San Francisco 49ers organization, is shown during this session. 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 5-12.

Audience: Grades 5-12
Date: February 3, 2020
Time: 11am EST

Young Abraham Lincoln by Learn Around the World

Come on this virtual field trip to visit Lincoln’s boyhood home in Indiana and the two places he called home as an adult, New Salem and Springfield, Illinois. Join us to discuss and investigate the lesser known part of Lincoln’s life. Lincoln – before he was president.

Audience: Grades K-8
Date: February 13, 2020
Time: 11am EST

Cultural Diversity in Los Angeles by Banyan Global Learning

Visit two of Los Angeles's most authentic cultural neighborhoods: Olvera Street for traditional Mexican culture and Little Tokyo for a take on modern Japan. Participants will learn the history of each neighborhood, visit its landmarks and attractions, and take a peak behind the scenes at a local business. Learning objectives will be customized for the participant grade levels and range from simple compare and contrast to in-depth writing exercises.

Audience: Grades 4-9
Date: February 21, 2020
Time: 1pm EST

MARCH 2020

The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin by Actors Company

The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin. Printer, Scientist, Inventor, Author, Ambassador, 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 own life. Dr. Franklin 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. Can include safe, participatory, fascinating re-creations of Franklin’s experiments, making this show particularly relevant to both STE and HSS curriculum, and of course, character development.

Audience: Grades 4-12
Date: March 12, 2020
Time: 11am EST

Live from Behind the Scenes: Sharks at Shedd Aquarium by Shedd Aquarium

Get up close and personal with some of our most popular Wild Reef residents: sharks! Witness how Shedd staff members feed these animals, design an identifiable tag for different shark species and even calculate how much food our sandbar sharks eat! Explore the Wild Reef habitat from behind the scenes and inside the shark habitat during this exciting program.

Audience: Grades K-8
Date: March 17, 2020
Time: 11am EST

APRIL 2020

Arbor Day: Celebrating Our Trees by Longwood Gardens

Interact with an Educator to recognize the importance of planting and caring for trees, protecting our environment, and preserving our natural resources. Tour Longwood's Champion tree and bonsai collections as well as our amazing tree houses.

Audience: Grades k-12
Date: April 23, 2020
Time: 1pm EST

Marine Mammal Rescue & Rehabilitation by Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Discover natural and human caused threats to marine mammals in the wild. Learn how Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues and rehabilitates these animals, releasing them back to their ocean home for a second chance at life! See what you can do to keep these animals and their environment safe no matter where you live!

Audience: Grades 3-12
Date: April 27, 2020
Time: 1pm EST

Snapshot by Ohio History Connection

Students will learn the value of photographs as primary resources and learn how to analyze and interpret them while conducting historical research.

Audience: Grades 4-12
Date: April 30, 2020
Time: 1pm EST

MAY 2020

Who's Home on the Range by Lee Richardson Zoo

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.

Audience: Grades 1-6
Date: May 11, 2020
Time: 11am EST

Seeds on the Go by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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!

Audience: Grades 1-6
Date: May 13, 2020
Time: 1pm EST

Read With Sea Turtles by Texas State Aquarium (Canada)

Your students will enjoy an animal themed story and then virtually meet the superstar animal of the book. Read along, make animal observations, recall facts, and investigate biofacts. Students will observe sea turtle biofacts, and get an up-close look at our resident sea turtles through real time cameras.

Audience: Grades PreK-2
Date: May 15, 2020
Time: 11am EST

JUNE 2020

Butterflies in Your Backyard by Butterfly Pavilion

Explore the diverse and incredible world of butterflies from the migratory Monarchs to the high-altitude Hairstreak! Learn about ways you can participate in Citizen Science and monitor the butterflies where you live as we answer the question, “What butterflies live in our backyard?”

Audience: Grades 2-6
Date: June 3, 2020
Time: 1pm EST