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CILC's Community of Learning Continues!

 

Join other learners from around the world for live, interactive programs for 2021.  See the programming schedule below.

  • Programs are held Monday – Friday at 1:00 PM EST.
  • Register for your preferred session(s), connect through CISCO WebEx and get ready to enjoy quality programming from within your classroom or the comfort of your own home!
  • Programs are FREE with registration.

Thank you to our partnering Content Providers who continue to provide impressive and informative programming for students of all ages through CILC's Community of Learning.



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"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 —

 

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Upcoming Community of Learning Programs

At Home in My Biome

by Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Mountains, deserts, tropical rainforests…these are just some of the places our animals call home. Discover some of the common biomes and how animals that live there have adapted to survive.

For All Ages


Monday, May 17, 2021

1:00 pm ET

60 minutes

Ancient Superheroes

by Penn Museum

Superheroes are fascinating! And people have been telling stories about these heroes with special abilities for a long time. Join us as we read about mythological heroes from stories around the world. Together we will discover and design our own heroic stories along the way!

For School Aged


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45mins

Be a Germ Genius

by McMillen Health

Due to the current global pandemic, it is of utmost importance that children learn about germs and communicable diseases in a friendly and age-appropriate environment. This program will teach students what germs are and what they can do to stop the spread of germs. Students will get to see firsthand how germs are spread and will be able to practice proper hand washing techniques. A brief introduction to the COVID-19 virus will be included and ways person can minimize the spread of the virus.

For All Ages


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

1:00 pm ET

Animal Adventures

by COSI

Explore animal adaptations, habitats, and classifications. Identify differences between mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds while interacting with COSI's animals.

For All ages


Friday, May 21, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45

Junior Star Safari

by COSI

Discover the animals in the night sky. Join your COSI Star Safari Guide along with the help of Orion, our master scout, to find animals in the night sky. This show created by COSI especially for early learners, features beautiful animal drawings, real-animal footage from The Columbus Zoo and a tour of the night sky across COSI's 60-foot dome. No need to be quiet on this safari, the animals won't mind a few oohs, aaahs and shout-outs from the audience as they discover the beauty and wonder of the stars.

For PreK-1


Monday, May 24, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45

Weaving Your Own Pattern

by Penn Museum

The process of weaving allows people to take thin pieces of thread, yarn, or plant material and turn it into strong cloth and baskets. It is a simple yet sophisticated technology that developed independently in cultures all over the world. Join Museum educators to learn more about weaving techniques from around the world and then try some paper weaving on your own.

For School Aged


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45mins

Snakes and the Scientific Method

by Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum with Leslie Science and Nature Center

After practicing observational skills of reptiles such as snakes, students will the scientific method as they attempt to discover one of the snake’s natural habitats. We’ll perform an experiment, learn how to use evidence to solve problems and answer questions, and even test our new knowledge with a snake in a mystery habitat!

For All ages


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Life Cycle Strategies

by Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum with Leslie Science and Nature Center

Through observations of live animals and scientific journaling, students will compare and contrast the life cycles and adaptations of different organisms. By analyzing animals at different stages of their life cycle, audiences will discover the intimate connections between living things and their habitats.

For All ages


Friday, May 28, 2021

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

In Spring 2020, CILC launched the Community of Learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a resource for interactive learning for families and learners of all ages.

The videos below capture testimonials, reactions from some who have enjoyed the programming so far.