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Celebrate Fall into Digital Learning on October 6 with CILC's Pinnacle Education Collaborative (PEC) Festival!


The PEC Festival has 8 FREE events starting at 9:00am ET.  You and your students can experience an Interactive Virtual Learning Program including topics of engineering, creepy animals, weather, the Gold Rush, scary sea monsters. and more.

Check out the schedule below and join us for one or ALL of the live, interactive events. We welcome both classes and individuals at home!

Thank you to our Pinnacle Education Collaborative for providing programs for our Digital Learning Festivals!

Fall Back Into Digital Learning • October 6, 2021 • 9AM–4:00pm ET

9:00 am ET

Creepy Creatures

by Lee Richardson Zoo

Not everyone is the same, what makes us unique makes us special! The same goes for wildlife. Join us as we explore some of the animals that get the reputation of being a creepy creature.

Grade Level:  Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3


10:00 am ET

Chain Reactions from Household Materials, Toys, and Tools: Presentation!

by Playful Engineers

A Rube Goldberg-inspired romp into the world of building complicated chain reactions to accomplish simple tasks, from our own ordinary stuff. Artist/engineer Jay Mankita demonstrates best engineering practices for building Rube Goldberg Machines – inspiring students to build @home, or in class, from their own stuff. Jay assembles and demonstrates his favorite machine parts live, and adds video examples of some of his more complex builds.

Grade Level:  Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9


11:00 am ET

Finding the Real Pocahontas

by Virginia Museum of History & Culture

The study of Pocahontas is an excellent exercise testing the strength of primary and secondary sources. Students will examine evidence of her life recorded by English settlers and compare those accounts to the mythology created after her death, when artists manipulated her story to support their own causes.

Grade Level:  Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8


12:00 pm ET

Gold Rush

by Royal BC Museum

Grab your pan and bring your spirit of adventure to learn more about BC’s gold rushes and the people who came here to make their fortunes. The learner will: Understand causes and consequences of the Fraser and Cariboo gold rushes in BC and Consider why immigrants came to the Gold Rush.

Grade Level:  Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6


1:00 pm ET

Creepy Sea Creatures at Mote

by Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

Dive into Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium and see some of our spookiest and kookiest sea creatures. Virtually visit our bone room and make time for slime.

Grade Level:  Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8


2:00 pm ET

Art of Portraiture

by Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

How do artists create portraits? Students will take a close look at modern and contemporary portraiture through the lens of artists’ decisions, paying particular attention to the different approaches that artists take to their subject matter and the different processes that they use in making their art.

Grade Level:  Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12


3:00 pm ET

Teeth Telling Tales - How Fossils Reveal Ancient Habitats

by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Join us as we discuss the research of Dr. Darin Croft, Paleontologist with Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Specializing in mammals that went extinct millions of years ago, Dr. Croft’s work illustrates how careful measurements of fossil teeth can help scientists build a picture of entire ancient ecosystems.

Grade Level:  Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8


4:00 pm ET

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.

Grade Level:  Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3


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