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Let the Learning Continue!


The Community of Learning will continue into the summer, offering a few programs in June and many more in July!
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We have partnered with the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (Penn Museum) for a World Wonders summer series that celebrates the diversity of the world’s cultures through live interactive virtual workshops. All programs are FREE with registration and activities can get hands-on, so be ready to make and create with us by checking out the recommended materials in the program descriptions.

Join us every Wednesday from June 3 to August 26 at 11:00 AM EST for a weekly trip around the globe from the comfort of your own home!

Check our YouTube Channel for recordings of the programs you missed! 

CILC FREE Virtual Learning Experiences for Adults

 today to help CILC continue to provide FREE programming to students, teachers, families and LifeLong Learners. 

"We have thoroughly enjoyed every session! We’ve attended multiple times every week for the past month and we could not be more grateful to you for making such a diverse offering available." - Teacher 

 

 

 


JULY 2020


A Trip to China and Beyond: Part 2 by Penn Museum

Would you win a trivia game about China? How much do you know? Come play an interactive game which addresses stereotypes and misconceptions about China and Chinese culture. Participants will learn facts about China as a country and appreciate examples of its diverse cultures and languages. *You are encouraged, but not required, to attend A Trip to China, Part 1 prior to this workshop. Recommended materials: Paper and writing utensils.

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: July 15, 2020
Time: 11am EST


Learn Egyptian Hieroglyphs by Penn Museum

For around 3,000 years, the ancient Egyptians used a writing system known to us today as Egyptian Hieroglyphs. What we see as pictures of animals and shapes are part of a complex writing system the ancient Egyptians used to communicate between each other and even to their gods. In this workshop we will learn how the ancient Egyptians used pictures, sounds, and something called determinitives to write monumental inscriptions as well as administrative, legal, mathematical, medical, and literary texts. Even love poems! Together, we will engage with one of the world's first written languages and end with a fun activity of writing our names in hieroglyphs. Recommended materials: Paper and writing utensils

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: July 22, 2020
Time: 11am EST


Marine Mammal Rescue & Rehab by Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Barry the seal entangled in a net

Get an introduction to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Learn how we rescue marine mammals and nurse them back to health in order to give them a second chance at life.

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: July 22, 2020
Time: 12pm EST


Preparing for Eternity: Ancient Egyptian False Doors by Penn Museum

What did the inside of an ancient Egyptian tomb look like? What did people take with them into the afterlife? Learn about hieroglyphs, tomb offerings, and false doors—ancient Egyptian passageways between the worlds of the living and the dead. Create your own false doors by drawing hieroglyphs, ancient Egyptian art motifs, and the things you’d like to take to the afterlife. Recommended Materials: Paper, ruler, and writing utensils.

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: July 29, 2020
Time: 11am EST


Getting to Know Insects: Their Homes by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

There are all sorts of insects around us, but where do they live? We'll explore a few insects to discover what makes a home for them whether they live in your grass, your garden or the forest. Have your paper and pencil ready to draw an insect and its home.

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: July 29, 2020
Time: 12pm EST


Human and Their Houses by Penn Museum

Homes provide us shelter and comfort from the outside world, and we can appreciate how important they are now more than ever. Humans have been building houses for their families for thousands of years. Join us as we explore what “home” looked like for ancient peoples, based on clay models of that reflect the architecture of the time. Recommended Materials: Paper, pencils, crayons or markers.

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: August 5, 2020
Time: 11am EST


CLIMATE CHANGE-ING OUR HEALTH: ‘WEATHER’ WE’RE READY OR NOT! by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Think that “climate change” just means turning up the air conditioning? Think again—climatologists agree that the future might make you sweat…or worse. Join our Museum Educators in this investigation of how an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events may affect many public health concerns: drought, urban heat islands, floods, air pollutants, infectious diseases and nutrition, to name a few. You’ll be recruited by our Virtual Triage Team to view several short video interviews with victims of our changing climate, and then asked to help sleuth out the maladies that have been worsened by local conditions. What can be done to help patients who are truly “under the weather”?

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: August 5, 2020
Time: 12pm EST


Can You Match the Tech? by Penn Museum

Do you know what types of ancient technology we still use today?  Solve riddles by looking closely at Penn Museum artifacts. Uncover the tools and techniques used by ancient engineers and craftspeople to create these artifacts. This exploration into ancient innovation will help you discover similarities between world cultures, past and present.   There are no recommended materials for this program.

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: August 12, 2020
Time: 11am EST


Amazing Animal Adaptations by Toledo Zoo

From claws to camouflage, every animal has special traits that help them to survive! Explore the Zoo to see up close the Amazing Adaptations that our animals have!

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: August 12, 2020
Time: 12pm EST


Greek Votives: Meaning & Making by Penn Museum

People of all ages, genders, and classes gave gifts to the gods in ancient Greece. Archaeologists find a variety of gifts at Greek sanctuaries that they can use to understand ancient religion. These gifts, called votives, range from small, clay objects to ivory and gold sculptures. Explore how, why, and what gifts were given to the Greek gods, then create your own votive expressing your thanks and wishes for the future. Recommended Materials: Paper, pencils, crayons or markers.

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: August 19, 2020
Time: 11am EST


Ancient Sea Monsters virtual tour by Mote Marine Laboratory

Peek into this ancient world—87-70 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous—thanks to the special exhibit–Savage Ancient Seas–featuring replicated skeletons cast from the real fossils of extinct ocean animals. Also get a sneak peek at our preserved giant squid when we "Release the Kraken!"

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: August 19, 2020
Time: 12pm EST


Sattriya: A Dance Tradition by Penn Museum



 

In this workshop, a performer of the Sattriya Dance Company, takes you on a journey through a 600-year-old dance tradition. This dance was only preserved, nourished, and practiced by monks on a little island in Northeast India until recently. Students are exposed to stories from Hindu mythology through the dance and also learn about the monks and their lives. Along the way, participants are led in movement exercises and learn some vocabulary of this ancient Indian tradition. There are no recommended materials for this program.

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: August 26, 2020
Time: 11am EST


Social Superheroes by Banyan Global Learning



 

This Field Trip LIVE is a variety show that features dance, music, gymnastics, meditation, jokes, science and more! It has a social emotional learning backbone and is intended to help kids ages 5 to 12 and their parents develop their social and emotional superpowers: knowing your emotions, empathy, making good choices and being optimistic.

Audience: School-aged and Families
Date: August 26, 2020
Time: 12pm EST

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

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

 

THANK  YOU

to CILC's Community of Learning content providers!