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Pinnacle Education Collaborative Festivals

Celebrate Spring into Digital Learning on February 2, 2022 with CILC's Pinnacle Education Collaborative (PEC) Festival!


The PEC Festival has 7 FREE events starting at 9:00am ET.  You and your students can experience an Interactive Virtual Learning Program including topics of Black History Month, Weather, Vintage Games, Invasive Species, the Ocean, Desert Animals and Plants 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!

9:00am EST

Exploring the Black Experience in Virginia

by HistoryConnects -- Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Join the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia for a program exploring the Black experience in Virginia. We will explore primary source material from the collections of both museums.

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

10:00am EST

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. Do a hands-on experiment with us live (or be amazing observers) using an empty water bottle, dish soap, and bins of hot water and ice water.

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

11:00am EST

Vintage Games

by Central Michigan University Museum

Learn about the playful side of a one-room schoolhouse! Explore a variety of games and toys that were common during a typical 1800s schoolday. The session will include a hands-on activity that helps to illustrate the creativity of 1800s playtime!

Grade Level:  Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

12:00pm EST

Invasive Species and Biodiversity

by Royal Botanical Gardens

The biodiversity of ecosystems is impacted by invasive species, resulting in native species being at risk. Join Karin to discover what makes a species invasive and how it might threaten the environment, economy and society. We’ll conclude with a discussion of what you can do to prevent the spread of invasive species locally.

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

2:00pm EST

Ocean Valentines

by Mote Marine Laboratory

Oh Baby! Where do little fishies come from? Discover ocean animal “romance” and reproduction, babies of many species and the survival challenges facing new generations of marine life during this family-friendly, educational Valentine-themed program.

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

3:00pm EST

Desert Plant and Animal Adaptations

by Joshua Tree National Park

This program provides an introduction to the National Park Service and Joshua Tree National Park specifically, highlighting some plant and animal desert adaptations while showing plants in their natural habitat and using animal props.

Grade Level:  Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

4:00pm EST

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.

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



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