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Timber! Impacts of the Great Lakes Lumber Boom-December 6, 2022 1pm

December 6, 2022
1:00 pm

Between 1840 and 1910, the Great Lakes region experienced a lumber boom that led to industrial growth throughout the nation. Though economically positive, largescale deforestation and erosion led to its decline. Explore what life was like in a lumber camp and examine the environmental impacts that led to calls for conservation and sustainable forestry practices.

Audience:
3-5
Facilitator:
Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural & Natural History
Presenter:

Discover the Desert - FREE!

December 6, 2022
1:10 pm

In this introduction to the Sonoran Desert, you’ll discover what makes a desert a desert and meet some of the diverse plants and animals that make this desert unique in the world! We will explore the amazing adaptations that help flora and fauna thrive here as we uncover their ecological roles, dispel some myths, and show you how you can protect the wildlife around you.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
Presenter:

Classification: Animals Under Wraps - FREE!

December 6, 2022
2:10 pm

Students explore the attributes that contribute to he differences between taxanomic groups of animals in this unique program hosted by the Chattanooga Zoo.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
2-4
Facilitator:
Chattanooga Zoo
Presenter:

Classification and Common Ancestry - FREE!

December 7, 2022
11:10 am

What exactly is common ancestry? Who was Carl von Linne? What is the difference between classification and identification? What is a phylogeny and how is it important to the classification of organisms? To answer these questions, we will introduce the concept of biological classification and the importance common ancestry plays in correct phylogeny. Participants will learn how to interpret a phylogenetic tree and learn the value and limitation of “keys” in organizing groups of objects while developing their own dichotomous key.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
6-12
Facilitator:
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Presenter:

Evolution Examined - FREE!

December 7, 2022
12:10 pm

This program utilizes our Explore Evolution exhibit gallery and includes engaging activities and interaction with studies on finches, flies, and viruses. Discover how evolution applies to you and the environment around us. Hear from graduate students and their studies on evolution. And try to sing like a fly. Evolution Examined reinforces the main concepts of evolution: variation, inheritance, selection, and time by investigating current research with real scientists.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
7-10
Facilitator:
University of Nebraska State Museum
Presenter:

Feet Got the Beat-FREE!

December 7, 2022
1:00 pm

Rhythm: It's the groove that makes you move; it's the beat that moves your feet! Students will embark on a cultural journey through music and dance. A movement-based experience that gets students up on their feet, Feet Got the Beat helps students solidify geography knowledge while growing awareness about other culture. A pair of MSM Teaching Artists will introduce different musical styles and instruments, while guiding students through native dance moves from West Africa, Ireland, Haiti, China, and the United States. A wonderful way to build class community and enrichment!

Audience:
1-5
Facilitator:
Manhattan School of Music
Presenter:

Classification and Common Ancestry - FREE!

December 7, 2022
1:10 pm

What exactly is common ancestry? Who was Carl von Linne? What is the difference between classification and identification? What is a phylogeny and how is it important to the classification of organisms? To answer these questions, we will introduce the concept of biological classification and the importance common ancestry plays in correct phylogeny. Participants will learn how to interpret a phylogenetic tree and learn the value and limitation of “keys” in organizing groups of objects while developing their own dichotomous key.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
6-12
Facilitator:
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Presenter:

Animals Have Class - FREE!

December 8, 2022
11:10 am

We want to bring you a foundational program on animal classification. Organization isn’t always fun, but it does make it easier to find things when we need them! Learn how scientists organize animal species. Then, you can test out your animal classification skills with a couple of Memphis Zoo animals during this live, virtual program! Utilize you new skills throughout the year.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
1-3
Facilitator:
Memphis Zoo
Presenter:

Art and the American Revolution - FREE!

December 8, 2022
12:10 pm

Explore the art of colonial Boston. Students will look at objects made during the colonial period and learn how these historic artworks tell multiple stories about race, identity, and power during the time of the American Revolution.

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Audience:
3-8
Facilitator:
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Presenter:

Virtual Invertebrate Encounter: Arachnids-FREE!

December 8, 2022
1:00 pm

A live arachnid is introduced and shown on camera. Then student scientists take the lead through inquiry, asking questions about the animal that set the direction for the remainder of this fun, back-and-forth session.

Audience:
K-6
Facilitator:
Butterfly Pavilion
Presenter:

Animals Have Class - FREE! Copy

December 8, 2022
1:10 pm

We want to bring you a foundational program on animal classification. Organization isn’t always fun, but it does make it easier to find things when we need them! Learn how scientists organize animal species. Then, you can test out your animal classification skills with a couple of Memphis Zoo animals during this live, virtual program! Utilize you new skills throughout the year.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
1-3
Facilitator:
Memphis Zoo
Presenter:

Plant Adaptations: Live from the Mediterranean Garden - FREE!

December 9, 2022
11:10 am

How do plants survive in extreme environments? We will examine the plant adaptations of this biome to discover how structure and function help them survive and support the ecosystems within this biome.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
4-8
Facilitator:
Royal Botanical Gardens
Presenter:

Magnifi-senses - FREE!

December 9, 2022
12:10 pm

Some owls love to eat skunks! Ok, so maybe their sense of smell is not great, but luckily they have other excellent senses that help them survive. Explore many more sense-sational adaptations and how the Zoo uses this information to aid in our animal’s welfare.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
2-4
Facilitator:
North Carolina Zoo
Presenter:

Math Brain Busters - FREE!

December 9, 2022
1:10 pm

Be prepared to have your mind stretched as you attempt these fun math brainteasers. This session is designed to encourage problem solving, creative thinking, and analytical thinking while having fun!

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
4-7
Facilitator:
Living Maths
Presenter:

Be an Upstander - FREE!

December 9, 2022
2:10 pm

Every year on 10 December, the world celebrates Human Rights Day. On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this program, students will learn what it takes to become an upstander for human rights. Our guides will introduce students to the stories of human rights upstanders and explore the strengths they used to create change. We’ll help students discover their own strengths and capacity to become human rights upstanders in their communities.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
5-8
Facilitator:
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Presenter:

Bald Eagle Exploration - FREE!

December 12, 2022
11:10 am

Join the South Carolina Aquarium as we meet our Bald Eagle – Liberty! Hear the story of how she ended up at the Aquarium and learn how we care for her.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
K-5
Facilitator:
South Carolina Aquarium
Presenter:

What Makes a Whale, a Whale? - FREE!

December 12, 2022
12:10 pm

SSC has the largest collection of marine mammal skeletons in northern New England! In this program students will learn about the anatomy, migratory routes, and behavioral patterns of marine mammals. Students will look at the adaptations that make it possible for these animals to survive in the ocean and how some species have adapted to become the largest animals on our planet. Fantastic images and real whale bones make this program unforgettable.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
K-4
Facilitator:
Seacoast Science Center
Presenter:

How Things Work: The Three Branches of Government - FREE!

December 12, 2022
1:10 pm

The U.S. Constitution devised a three-branch system of government for the new nation in 1789, but how does this radical democratic system work, and what does it entail? What was Chief Justice John Marshall’s role in elevating the Supreme Court to co-equal status alongside the other two branches?

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
5-8
Facilitator:
Preservation Virginia
Presenter:

What Makes a Whale, a Whale? - FREE!

December 12, 2022
2:10 pm

SSC has the largest collection of marine mammal skeletons in northern New England! In this program students will learn about the anatomy, migratory routes, and behavioral patterns of marine mammals. Students will look at the adaptations that make it possible for these animals to survive in the ocean and how some species have adapted to become the largest animals on our planet. Fantastic images and real whale bones make this program unforgettable.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
K-4
Facilitator:
Seacoast Science Center
Presenter:

Bald Eagle Exploration - FREE!

December 12, 2022
2:10 pm

Join the South Carolina Aquarium as we meet our Bald Eagle – Liberty! Hear the story of how she ended up at the Aquarium and learn how we care for her.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
K-5
Facilitator:
South Carolina Aquarium
Presenter:

Sharks, Skates, and Rays -FREE!

December 13, 2022
11:10 am

Dive in with our experts to learn more about the characteristics fish share and use your powers of observation to explore diversity between species. Students will learn about the benefits and drawbacks of different structural and behavioral adaptations in different habitats in the ocean.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
K-5
Facilitator:
Seacoast Science Center
Presenter:

Robot Memories with micro:bit - FREE!

December 13, 2022
12:10 pm

While Elby is visiting his grandma Dottie during a terrible storm and resulting power outage, her memory files become corrupted. Together, we need to find them and bring them back to life with color and movement.

CodeJoy participants will learn the basics of coding tri-LEDs and motors.

A computer or Chromebook is required for you to interact with our in-studio robots.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
4-8
Facilitator:
CodeJoy
Presenter:

Rocks & Minerals: It's Not 'Hard' Science!-FREE!

December 13, 2022
1:00 pm

Are you losing your marbles when it comes to getting 'sedimentary' students interested in the rocks beneath their feet? Don’t 'sulphur' alone…we’ll help you dig up an avalanche of appreciation for the original 'hard' sciences…this overview of geology and mineralogy basics will whet your students’ 'apatite' for Earth Sciences with plenty of hands-on experiments and real specimens from our collections. Is studying rocks fun? Of 'quartz' it is!

Audience:
3-8
Facilitator:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Presenter:

What's Up: Virtual Planetarium - FREE!

December 13, 2022
2:10 pm

Join us for a virtual Planetarium show and discover the amazing sights you can see in the sky! Experience the Sun’s effects on our planet, from day and night to the seasons. Find constellations and planets, and visit other planets to learn about how special our home planet Earth is.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
K-3
Facilitator:
Manitoba Museum
Presenter:

The Tradesman and Community - FREE!

December 14, 2022
11:10 am

Become a citizen in an early 19th century community. Who did you depend on and interact with? What was your role in the community? Learn about the blacksmith, the miller, the cabinetmaker, the farmer and more, while exploring their interconnectivity and interdependence within their communities.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
3-5
Facilitator:
Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
Presenter:

Author Visit: "Emmanuel's Dream" by Author Laurie Ann Thompson - FREE!

December 14, 2022
12:10 pm

Author Laurie Ann Thompson will share her book Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah. While reading, she’ll add behind-the-scenes details about the story itself as well as the research and writing processes she used to tell it. This award-winning picture book biography inspires young readers to pursue their own dreams and shows them that one person is enough to change the world.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
1-3
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Author Laurie Ann Thompson

The Story of Pro Football - FREE!

December 14, 2022
1:00 pm

This program examines the "museum concept" brought to life through the use of priceless artifacts and historical documents, which illustrates the museum approach of conveying the history of pro football through artifacts/documents. The program includes a discussion on Northeast Ohio's historic ties to Pro Football and why the Hall of Fame is in Canton, Ohio.

Audience:
K-12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Food Science Workshop - FREE!

December 14, 2022
1:10 pm

Learn how scientists test foods and why our healthy choices are important for our diet. How do scientists test for different nutrients in food? How do scientists extract DNA from fruit? How is food preserved and why don’t we notice some preservatives when we eat it?

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Fizzics Education
Presenter:

The Tradesman and Community - FREE!

December 14, 2022
2:10 pm

Become a citizen in an early 19th century community. Who did you depend on and interact with? What was your role in the community? Learn about the blacksmith, the miller, the cabinetmaker, the farmer and more, while exploring their interconnectivity and interdependence within their communities.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
3-5
Facilitator:
Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
Presenter:

Weather Wow! Up in the Air - FREE!

December 15, 2022
11:10 am

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.

Audience:
K-3
Facilitator:
UCAR Center for Science Education
Presenter:

Author Visit: "Reindeer: On the Move!" by Author Ginjer Clarke - FREE!

December 15, 2022
12:10 pm

Nonfiction science author Ginjer Clarke shares fun facts, myth-busters, and exciting animal adventures with select excerpts from her newest beginning reader title, Reindeer: On the Move! Along the way, she will share information about migrations, adaptations, and habitats using maps and photos to provide additional content.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
K-2
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Author Ginjer Clarke

Building the Gateway Arch-FREE!

December 15, 2022
1:00 pm

Learn about the history, design and construction of the famous Gateway Arch, our tallest national monument located in St. Louis Missouri. Discover how this truly monumental challenge was met!

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Gateway Arch National Park
Presenter:

Tribal Life and Customs - FREE!

December 15, 2022
1:10 pm

Explore the lives of South Carolina’s earliest inhabitants by examining the daily activities of Native American men, women, and children. Learn their methods of survival by handling animal skins, pottery, arrowheads, and primitive tools.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
1-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The Charleston Museum

Author Visit: "Reindeer: On the Move!" by Author Ginjer Clarke - FREE!

December 15, 2022
2:10 pm

Nonfiction science author Ginjer Clarke shares fun facts, myth-busters, and exciting animal adventures with select excerpts from her newest beginning reader title, Reindeer: On the Move! Along the way, she will share information about migrations, adaptations, and habitats using maps and photos to provide additional content.

Program duration is 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
K-2
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Author Ginjer Clarke

Teddy Bear Time - FREE!

December 16, 2022
11:10 am

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to a tea party. Bring snacks and tea as Queen Marlene shares stories about some of her favorite toys. She will look to engage the audience, so be sure to have students bring in their toys for sharing.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
PK-1
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The Toy Museum of NY

The Rock Cycle - FREE!

December 16, 2022
12:10 pm

Rocks, rock! While rocks aren’t living things (or even squishy, for that matter!), they still go through cycles – changing and morphing from one type to another over time. Learn about the three basic rock types with paleontologist Ashley Hall, and how sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks form and change through Earth’s dynamic forces.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-8
Facilitator:
Museum of the Rockies
Presenter:

Teddy Bear Time - FREE!

December 16, 2022
1:10 pm

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to a tea party. Bring snacks and tea as Queen Marlene shares stories about some of her favorite toys. She will look to engage the audience, so be sure to have students bring in their toys for sharing.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes.

Audience:
PK-1
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The Toy Museum of NY

The Rock Cycle - FREE!

December 16, 2022
2:10 pm

Rocks, rock! While rocks aren’t living things (or even squishy, for that matter!), they still go through cycles – changing and morphing from one type to another over time. Learn about the three basic rock types with paleontologist Ashley Hall, and how sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks form and change through Earth’s dynamic forces.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-8
Facilitator:
Museum of the Rockies
Presenter:

Snakes & the Scientific Method-FREE!

December 20, 2022
1:00 pm

Use the scientific method to discover one of the many questions folks have about snakes! 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!

Audience:
2-5
Facilitator:
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Presenter:

Matter Science Theater-FREE!

December 21, 2022
1:00 pm

Matter is everywhere and makes up everything. This theater-style demonstration captivates students as they explore the different states of matter and experience transformations right before their eyes.

Audience:
K-6
Facilitator:
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Presenter:

Career Connection: Agriculture-Veterinary Practices FREE!

December 22, 2022
10:00 am

Interested in a possible career in the field of Veterinary Practices? Join us for a virtual discussion with those who work in the industry as they share their career story and learn more about the employment opportunities that exist within the agricultural field.  

*EVENT POSTPONED TO: DECEMBER 22nd*

Audience:
7-12
Facilitator:
Jefferson-Lewis BOCES
Presenter:

Lewis and Clark - FREE!

December 22, 2022
1:00 pm

Join park rangers from Gateway Arch National Park to explore the cultures, landscapes, and animals encountered by the Corps of Discovery on their journey to map the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Gateway Arch National Park
Presenter: