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Spring into Digital Learning Day, February 28th, 9:00am EST to 4:00pm EST

Join the CILC Pinnacle Education Collaborative (PEC) for a day of exciting educational programming. All programs are FREE! Every hour from 9:00am EST to 4:00pm EST CILC Content Providers will be providing 30 minutes of programming followed by 15 minutes of Q & A time from the audience. Look below and register for either one track or all. You can join us for one event or all events and drop in and out throughout the day. 

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  • Track One
  • 9:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Mote Marine Laboratory
    Program Name: Sharks Alive
    Grade Level:  3-12+
    Description: This lesson is focused on shark research at Mote Marine Laboratory. We begin with an overview of shark husbandry and training at our aquarium and the research technology we use. We end with a Question and Answer session with our Ocean Expert.
  • 10:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Roper Mountain Science Center
    Program Name: Jr. Astronaut Training Program
    Grade Level:  1-4
    Description: 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.
  • 11:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Author Valerie Marsh
    Program Name: Earth Day Action Science
    Grade Level:  PreK-2
    Description: Ever wonder about the trash that just one Happy Meal creates? We dissect one! Students explore how long common items take to decompose and learn the signs for "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" We create a short story together, and make a "Trash Troll.” Supplies Required: Students will need a sheet of white photocopy paper and crayons or markers
  • 12:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: COSI Columbus
    Program Name: Engineering Challenge
    Grade Level:  4-8
    Description: 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.
  • 1:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Ohio History Connection
    Program Name: Pieces of the Past - An Introduction to Primary Sources
    Grade Level:  4-8
    Description: Your students will strengthen their research skills as they learn about the differences between primary and sources and how to distinguish between them. We’ll also examine a variety of artifacts, archival materials, and historical sites and have your students determine whether or not these items are primary or secondary sources.
  • 2:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Longwood Gardens
    Program Name: Carnivorous Plants
    Grade Level:  3-8
    Description: Discover the unique methods by which these amazing organisms capture food to continue their survival.
  • 3:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Education
    Program Name: CANCELLED
    Grade Level:  CANCELLED
    Description: CANCELLED
  • 4:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
    Program Name: Balto: The Cleveland Connection to a Famous Canine
    Grade Level:  K-12
    Description: Learn the story of how and why Balto became famous, and why he is on display in Cleveland, Ohio!
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  • Track Two
  • 9:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Pro Football Hall of Fame
    Program Name: Movement and Motion in the NFL
    Grade Level:  1-8
    Description: This program examines the relationship of science and the game of professional football. Straight line movement, zig-zags, circular motion, back & forth, pushing & pulling - all movements that influence the sport. This 50-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with Common Core/National Standards of Education.
  • 10:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Maryland Historical Society
    Program Name: Pack It Up: What to Bring to Colonial America
    Grade Level:  3-8
    Description: During this program students will consider the choices early colonists made when deciding what supplies to bring to the New World, taking into account factors such as necessities for survival and resources available in America. Students will examine artifacts with their classmates and debate about which objects they want to bring to the New World.
  • 11:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
    Program Name: Virtual Art Station: Titan
    Grade Level:  1-8
    Description: Your class is closer to Saturn than you think! Break out your art supplies and merge space science and scientific illustration in Art Station: Titan. Capture your own investigations of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, just as other great scientists have done through history. Supplies Required: 1 piece of paper (orange preferred) and 1 dark pencil (black suggested) and 1 light colored pencil (white suggested) per participant.
  • 12:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
    Program Name: Up Close and Palaeo Jr.
    Grade Level:  K-9
    Description: Our Q&A program! A Science Educator will first introduce the science of palaeontology, fossils, and the Royal Tyrrell Museum. The last half of the program will be driven by questions! 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.
  • 1:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: California Academy of Sciences
    Program Name: Spot That Bird
    Grade Level:  3-6
    Description: In this 45-minute program, students will build skills for spotting birds. Through observation, students will identify unique bird adaptations and feeding strategies in a variety of habitats. They will also take a close look at some of the Academy’s bird collections.
  • 2:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Manhattan School of Music
    Program Name: Singing Legends, Dancing Lions: An Exploration of Chinese Music Traditions
    Grade Level:  2-4
    Description: Travel to the Far East for an exciting exploration of Chinese music traditions. Teaching artist Jing Yang reveals the secrets behind Beijing Opera and the Lion Dance with live music, engaging videos, interactive movement and more. Students will learn Chinese words and characters. A perfect program for classes looking for an enriching cultural journey.
  • 3:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Greenville Zoo
    Program Name: Wild Wanders: Africa Trek
    Grade Level:  K-8
    Description: This program will take you on a virtual tour on the public side of the Greenville Zoo from the comfort of your own classroom! We will try to see vultures, lions, tortoises, and giraffes!
  • 4:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Fizzics Education
    Program Name: Liquid Nitrogen Show
    Grade Level:  3-8
    Description: Find out how solids, liquids and gases change when rapidly heated and cooled. Shrink a balloon instantly! What happens to living things if they are frozen? How can Newton's 3rd Law of Motion explain a liquid nitrogen sprinkler? Pop can lids and expand balloons... + many others as you learn about pressure, forces and changes in states of matter.
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  • Track Three
  • 9:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: HistoryConnects from VMHC
    Program Name: Finding the "Real" Pocahontas
    Grade Level:  4-8
    Description: The study of Pocahontas is an excellent exercise testing the strength of primary versus secondary sources. Factually we know very little about Pocahontas. These facts are often interwoven with myth and legend surrounding her life. Depictions of Pocahontas throughout time can reveal as much about the time they were created as they do about the Indian "princess".
  • 10:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Texas State Aquarium
    Program Name: Virtual Zoolagy Lab: Caribbean Sea
    Grade Level:  1-5
    Description: Swimming in schools or swimming alone, many types of fishes are found in the Caribbean Sea habitat at the Texas State Aquarium. Use your STEM process skills of observation, data collection, and communication to study one group of fish and teach others about it.
  • 11:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
    Program Name: A Cold-Blooded Creatures Guide to Overwintering
    Grade Level:  K-6
    Description: Ever wondered how cold-blooded critters survive the wintery wilderness? Curious about other ways animals hibernate? Meet three live animals that have developed out-of-this-world adaptations to survive when the temperature drops. Learn how these amazing techniques compare to how humans get ready for cold temperatures, and explore how cold-blooded creatures take forms of hibernation to the extreme!
  • 12:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Michigan Science Center
    Program Name: Frostology
    Grade Level:  K-8
    Description: Investigate how temperature relates to the movement of atoms and molecules in this exciting presentation. Utilizing liquid nitrogen (LN2) we’ll see some ‘cool’ effects on solids, liquids and gases!
  • 1:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: McMillen Health
    Program Name: Digital Citizenship 101
    Grade Level:  3-5
    Description: Covers aspects of digital citizenship (responsible technology use) with the goal of improving their overall presence online. Activities include how to create an effective password and use devices, and social media in a positive way. Cyberbullying and ways to recognize, prevent, and stop it are discussed.
  • 2:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Royal Botanical Gardens, Canada
    Program Name: Spiders and Friends
    Grade Level:  K-8
    Description: Spiders and insects are found all over the world; how is that possible? We’ll explore the similarities and differences between these two groups of animals while observing some live specimens, including a tarantula and a hissing cockroach, and their adaptations.
  • 3:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Sea Turtle, Inc.
    Program Name: Trash Free-No Debris
    Grade Level:  K-8
    Description: Dive underwater and learn the danger of marine debris to our ocean community and the importance of picking up trash to help keep our oceans clean. Program includes live visits from some of our sea turtle patients affected by marine debris in their ocean environment.
  • 4:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Alaska SeaLife Center
    Program Name: Marine Mammals of Alaska
    Grade Level:  K-5
    Description: Meet the seals, sea lions and sea otters that roam the chilly waters of Alaska!





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