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CILC Virtual Expeditions

Give your students the opportunity to meet experts in the field, go behind the scenes and experience brand new or limited release programs!

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Are you a CILC Premium Member who receives discounts on programming? CILC has added another benefit just for you!

With your CILC Premium Membership you are eligible to register for Virtual Expeditions which includes:

  • The opportunity to participate in 18 programs (2 per month September to May) from one of our Content Providers that normally charges a fee.
  • Each program will be delivered via Live Streaming and runs 30 minutes.
  • After the presentation there will be a time for students to ask questions and get answers directly from the experts.

Check out the programs that will be available for the 2017-2018 School Year. Full line-up of programs coming soon! Check back as more programs are added!

September 2017 

Wild Wanders: Africa Trek

Content Provider: Greenville Zoo
Would you like your students to visit the zoo but cannot get there? This program will take you on a virtual tour on the public side of the Greenville Zoo from the comfort of you own classroom. Students will enjoy the Africa Trek which will include seeing animals like lions, vultures, giraffes, and tortoises.
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 
Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 11:45amEST

 

George Washington and the French and Indian War

Content Provider: Fort Necessity National Battlefield
The park ranger will use George Washington’s writings to show students how Washington’s ambition, hard work and experiences in the French and Indian War helped him mature into the famous man we all know today. Students will have an opportunity to ask the park ranger questions. 
Audience: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Date: September 26, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 11:45amEST

 

October 2017
Space in Motion with Newton's Law

Content Provider: Space Center Houston
How do objects move in space? Through interactive experiments and videos, participants will compare how objects move differently on earth than they do in space. Explore who Issac Newton was and experience each of his three laws of motion in detail.
Audience: 6, 7, 8
Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 11:45amEST


The Cutting Edge

Content Provider: Historic Washington State Park
Join the working smiths of Historic Washington State Park, Arkansas's premier historic village and home of the "bowie knife" as they explore the mysteries, myths, and magic of properly heat treating steel for use in a tool such as a knife. For thousands of years, mankind has worked with iron and steel in making tools and implements. Without proper treatment, a piece of steel will be woefully inadequate to a given task. It is important to know the crucial steps in properly heat treating a piece of steel if the smith wishes to be successful. In this first part of a two- part series, “Cutting Edge”, we will explore the first steps in producing a successful cutting edge for a knife--- heat treating. 
Audience: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 2:45pmEST 


November 2017
Discovering Math in Nature

Content Provider: Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)
Pine cones, pineapples, leaves on a stem, sunflower seed head. . . what do they all have in common? Their arrangements are great examples of the Fibonacci number sequence. We'll explore this special number sequence and where to find them in nature especially plants. 
Audience: 4, 5, 6, 7
Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pmEST


Tour through Time: Exploring History with Artifacts

Content Provider: Midwest Archeological Center
The Midwest Archeological Center takes care of archeological collections from National Parks. Take a tour of these collections to see how artifacts tell the human story throughout the past!
Audience: 5,6,7,8
Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 11:45amEST


December 2017

Meet the Residents: Allison and Merry Christmas  

Content Provider: Sea Turtle Inc.
Discover the story of Allison, the one-flippered sea turtle, and Merry Christmas, the cold-stunned sea turtle. Learn characteristics of Atlantic green sea turtle and ways you can help sea turtles in the wild. Program includes a live visit with Allison and Merry Christmas.
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Date: December 4, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 11:45amEST

 

Homestead Act of 1862 - Elementary Level 

Content Provider: Homestead National Monument
The Homestead Act had a huge impact on the United States. In this lesson Park Rangers will examine how the United States acquired all this land, how the Civil War impacted this significant piece of legislation, and what the requirements were to claim land under the Homestead Act of 1862.
Audience:  3, 4, 5 
Date: December 6, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 11:45amEST

 

Homestead Act of 1862 - Middle & High School Level 

Content Provider: Homestead National Monument
The Homestead Act had a huge impact on the United States. In this lesson Park Rangers will examine how the United States acquired all this land, how the Civil War impacted this significant piece of legislation, and what the requirements were to claim land under the Homestead Act of 1862.
Audience:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 
Date: December 6, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 12:45amEST


January 2018

Discovering Puppetry: China Virtual Museum Tour

Content Provider: Center for Puppetry Arts
Get introduced to China through its rich puppetry history. Join our Distance Learning teaching artist along with experienced museum staff for a live interactive tour from the Center's global museum collection. Patrons view puppets and replicas with open Q & A and discussion. Short video clips, visual aids, and exclusive content make this an engaging learning activity great for students of all ages. 
Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Date: January 8, 2018
Time: 11:00am - 11:45amEST

 

February 2018

Mesopotamian Monuments

Content Provider: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University
This virtual field trip has students investigate monuments from Sumer, Bablonia and Assyria on display in the Harvard Semitic Museum galleries. Guided by a museum educator, the class observes and analyzes scuplputures to understand characteristics of these ancient river civilizations. The lively-porgram highlights the Sumerian ruler Fudea, Hammurabi of Babylonia and three Assyrian kings. The fast-paced discussion includes a demonstration of writing cuneiform on clay and uses other visual aids to keep students actively participating.
Audience: 5 & 6
Date: February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 2:45pmEST

 

March 2018

Desert Adaptations: Live from the World's Largest Indoor Desert

Content Provider: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
We step inside the World's Largest Indoor Desert for this engaging program. ook up to see the world's largest glazed geodesic, look down and see cactus, birds, mammals and reptiles. Learn about this unique ecosystem wiht fun, engaging activities and meet one of our Animal Ambassadords and its handler.
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 2:45pmEST

 

A Tour through Geologic Time and Timpanogos Cave

Content Provider: Timpanogos Cave Monument
Explore the wonders beneath the surface of the Earth with a ranger inside of Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Come face to face with the forces that form the features of the earth and discuss how caves are created. Program also covers weather, erosion, deposition, rock cycle and geologic time.
Audience: 4, 5, 6
Date: March 12, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pmEST

 

April 2018

Dr. Burritt: Green Before His Time

Content Provider: Burritt on the Mountain: A Living Museum
This presentation is a virtual field trip of Burritt on the Mountain: A Living Museum in Huntsville, AL on Monte Sano Mountain. Dr. Burritt, a homeopathic physician, was a pioneer of "green" construction and sustainable living. Students will discuss Dr. Burritt, as a homeopathic physcian, a conservationist, and how he incorporated durable, salvaged, recycled and sustainably harvested materials for the construction of his home. 
Audience: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Date: April 16, 2018
Time: 11:00am - 11:45EST 



 

Interested in becoming a CILC Premium Member and catching a ride on these Virtual Expeditions? Learn more here and find out how your membership can get you programs otherwise out of the budget! 

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
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