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Shell-ebrate Turtles - FREE!

May 23, 2022
11:10 am

Help us observe World Turtle Day as we shell-ebrate chelonians! We’ll introduce you to some of our shelled residents at the aquarium as we learn about different turtles and the habitats in which they live. The South Carolina Aquarium also rescues sick and injured sea turtles, rehabilitates them, and releases them back to the wild. We’ll explore the aquarium’s conservation work with sea turtles and discuss ways that you can help.

SC Aquarium ST_Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

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

Animal Adaptations - FREE!

May 23, 2022
1:00 pm

Adaptations are amazing! Explore and learn the many traits that animals need to help them survive in the wild as we visit exhibits and meet live animals. All Toledo Zoo Programs include a live tour of an animal exhibit with a knowledgeable guide and time for interaction with participants.

Audience:
K-6
Facilitator:
Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
Presenter:

Let’s Talk Turtles! - FREE!

May 23, 2022
2:10 pm

Discover the world of turtles as we celebrate World Turtle Day! This program will cover the different types of turtles and their adaptations for the environment in which they live. This program will include live visits from our current resident turtles along with our sea turtle patients in the hospital!

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Sea Turtle Inc.
Presenter:

Robot Rovers with micro:bit - FREE!

May 24, 2022
12:10 pm

Elby the Robot is learning to drive – and he needs your help! Help Elby learn to build and then drive a robot rover through the walls of Kelsey’s house on a special mission. CodeJoy participants will learn the basics of coding rotation servo motors and building sequences.

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

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-8
Facilitator:
CodeJoy
Presenter:

Liquid Laboratory: AbraCANdabra - FREE!

May 24, 2022
1:10 pm

Explore the science of soda pop from our Liquid Laboratory. Today’s session will explore science experiments using soda cans.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
1-4
Facilitator:
Dr Pepper Museum
Presenter:

America's Presidents - FREE!

May 25, 2022
11:10 am

How has presidential portraiture changed since the days of George Washington? The National Portrait Gallery is proud to hold the only complete collection of presidential portraits outside of the White House. This program introduces students to the “America’s Presidents” exhibition and investigates the diverse ways in which presidents have been portrayed in portraiture over the past two centuries.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
6-12
Facilitator:
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Presenter:

Explore the Shore - FREE!

May 25, 2022
12:10 pm

Do you realize that the shells you pick up on the beach were once living creatures? Through hands-on investigations of our preserved marine life collection students learn about seahorses, sharks, shells and more.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
K-3
Facilitator:
The Charleston Museum
Presenter:

The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin - FREE!

May 25, 2022
1:00 pm

Scientist, Inventor, Author, Ambassador, Printer, Postmaster, Philanthropist, Patriot: Benjamin Franklin has even been called "the First American". In this original, interactive one-man show, one of the world's greatest statesmen and authors weaves together history, civics, science, and humor by recounting the story of his life. Dr. Franklin (professional actor/historian J.T. Turner) discusses his challenging youth in Boston, his days as a printer and writer in Philadelphia, and his adventures as an inventor, philanthropist, diplomat, and hero of the American Revolution. This show is particularly relevant to both STE and HSS curriculum, and of course, character development.

Audience:
K-12
Facilitator:
Actors Company
Presenter:

Japanese Woodblock Prints - FREE!

May 25, 2022
2:10 pm

The Gibbes Museum of Art is home to one of the earliest and most significant collections of Japanese woodblock prints in the Southeast. Covering a full range of popular print subjects by master ukiyo-e artists of the Edo period, this tour will take a close look at these images and the techniques used to create them.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-8
Facilitator:
The Gibbes Museum of Art
Presenter:

What is Memorial Day? - FREE!

May 26, 2022
11:10 am

Memorial Day weekend often looks like cookouts and beach trips. But why do we commemorate Memorial Day? Learn more about the significance of this holiday and how to honor those who died fighting for our freedom through making poppies during this program.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
K-5
Facilitator:
National D-Day Memorial
Presenter:

How Shall We Remember - FREE!

May 26, 2022
2:10 pm

Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday in 1971, but communities first came together at the end of May to mourn war dead during the bloodiest conflict in American history, the Civil War. As early as 1865, people began asking themselves how to remember those who had sacrificed life and limb during the War. How did different people choose to mark the occasion? How did tensions in the aftermath of the War affect how people memorialized it? How has our observation of Memorial Day and memory of the Civil War changed?

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
7-12
Facilitator:
The American Civil War Museum
Presenter:

Backyard Bird Challenge - FREE!

May 27, 2022
12:10 pm

Your Backyard Bird Challenge starts the moment you step outside! Find out how to identify and record common birds you might encounter in your backyard or neighborhood. We will practice our naturalist powers of observation to notice and describe field marks and flight patterns. Learn to see the important details through a bird sketching exercise you can do solo or as a pair. Every day can be a treasure hunt when you are birding! Bring your paper, pencil, and colored pencils.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-5
Facilitator:
Montana Natural History Center
Presenter:

Liquid nitrogen & properties of materials - FREE!

May 27, 2022
1:00 pm

A show performance where your class interacts with our science presenter as we explore how liquid nitrogen affects the properties of materials. Engaging demonstrations cover phase changes, expansion and contraction, Newton's Laws, basic cell theory, air pressure and the atmospheric research. Explanations and demonstrations are tailored to the year level and abilities of your students. Includes pre-class and post-class activities as well as background teacher notes.

Audience:
3-5
Facilitator:
Fizzics Education
Presenter:

Looking Inside Dinosaurs: Paleoohistology - FREE!

May 27, 2022
1:10 pm

What can we learn about dinosaurs by looking inside of their bones? Join Museum of the Rockies Paleohistology Lab Manager Ellen-Therese Lamm to explore her unique role in science and discover how researchers use microscopic information to piece together details about extinct animals.

Looking Inside Dinosaurs_ Paleohistology_Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

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

What's Up: Virtual Planetarium - FREE!

May 31, 2022
12:10 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.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
K-4
Facilitator:
Manitoba Museum
Presenter:

Humorous History: Who Wrote That? - FREE!

May 31, 2022
1:10 pm

Using fun and interactive examples from pop culture, students are introduced to the dual concepts of primary sources and bias. Next, students hear two differing primary sources, a positive and a negative, from John Adams on a mysterious historical figure (George Washington). They are asked to analyze the source and decide if he appears to like or dislike his subject. After a big reveal, we discuss the factors that can affect bias and link them back to reading with awareness in our everyday lives.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-6
Facilitator:
Author Brianna DuMont
Presenter:

Jellyfish! - FREE!

June 1, 2022
11:10 am

Nonfiction science author Ginjer Clarke takes students on a deep dive to learn all about the weird, wonderful world of Jellyfish! Her newest book covers fascinating facts about these little-known creatures, which many scientists consider to be one of the most important links in the ocean’s food chains, and how they are adapting and thriving in all watery habitats.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-5
Facilitator:
Author Ginjer Clarke
Presenter:

Super South America Tour - FREE!

June 1, 2022
12:10 pm

Join our educator to meet some super animals native to South America! Do you like honey? So do kinkajous! Get up close to a kinkajou and a capybara. We also get to observe a mystery rainforest animal.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
5-8
Facilitator:
Chattanooga Zoo
Presenter:

Contemporary Art - FREE!

June 2, 2022
11:10 am

Explore sculpture, mixed media, and painting from the MFA’s Contemporary Art Collection. Contemporary art can be defined as the art of our time, and at the Museum includes art produced from the second half of the 20th century to the present moment. Made all over the world every day, contemporary art is constantly changing and is as varied as the artists who make it.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
6-12
Facilitator:
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Presenter:

Underwater Wonders: Horseshoe Crabs - FREE!

June 2, 2022
12:10 pm

Learn about these ancient animals and their strategies for survival over millions of years. How do they fit into the life cycles of other animals? What secrets can we learn from them?

NC Aquarium CW horseshoe crab_Worksheet

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-5
Facilitator:
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Presenter:

Okavango Delta Exhibit - FREE!

June 2, 2022
2:10 pm

Join the Virginia Zoo and meet some of the animals that can be found living on the Okavango Delta! Be on the lookout for one of our towering Masai Giraffe or our feathered friends the Southern Ground Hornbill and Ostrich. Look closely and you may even see a few other animals that call this habitat home.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
K-5
Facilitator:
Virginia Zoo
Presenter:

Rural Life presents Medieval Music and Dance - FREE!

June 3, 2022
12:10 pm

Students learn from a “”real”” peasant character about the music and dance that was popular amongst the medieval peasantry.

The fiddle, bagpipes, whistle, drum, and hurdy-gurdy are demonstrated, and the students learn simple dances from Medieval times, danced to live music.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life
Presenter:

You are My Density - FREE!

June 3, 2022
11:10 pm

What do sinking and floating objects have in common with ocean waters? Can you “stack” up liquids? Join us as we explore these ideas, calculate density, and perform some other exciting experiments!

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-6
Facilitator:
Science Museum of Virginia
Presenter:

Rocky Shore Tide Pools: Animals and Adaptations - FREE!

June 6, 2022
12:10 pm

Magnified images and underwater video footage will complement your naturalist-led tide pool investigation to learn more about the unique attributes of the rocky intertidal ecosystem. Students will explore biodiversity, patterns and zonation, and the special adaptations that help animals and algae thrive in this challenging habitat. This program moves beyond an introduction to engage students in a closer examination of the special and wondrous adaptations necessary for survival in a wild and dynamic ecosystem.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
5-8
Facilitator:
Seacoast Science Center
Presenter:

Soars and Explores - FREE!

June 6, 2022
1:10 pm

Learn about the amazing bird species we care for at the aquarium and the special training and enrichment we provide for our feathered friends. Participants will get to meet and learn more about three of our avian ambassadors, which could include brown pelicans, sun conures, owls, and vultures.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
6-8
Facilitator:
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Presenter:

From Field to Lab: The Process of Paleontology - FREE!

June 7, 2022
12:10 pm

Lots of kids dream of becoming a paleontologist, but may not truly understand what the job entails! Learn all about the process of paleontology, from discovering fossils in the field to mounting dinosaurs for display, with Paleontology Lab and Field Specialist Scott Williams.

From Field to Lab_ The Process of Paleontology_Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-8
Facilitator:
Museum of the Rockies
Presenter:

Northwest Voyage - FREE!

June 7, 2022
11:10 pm

Join us as we hike to the Northwest Passage from right here at Memphis Zoo. From polar bear plunges to sea lion dives, behind the scenes tours to animal visitors, we will experience it all in this engaging live-stream journey!

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
K-2
Facilitator:
Memphis Zoo
Presenter:

Whales: Poop, Drones and Hydrophones - FREE!

June 8, 2022
11:10 am


Grab your binoculars for a virtual excursion to the Pacific Coast of Canada, where we will learn to identify species of whales, dolphins, and other animals we might spy! Explore how Ocean Wise researchers help protect these animals through poop, drones, and hydrophones. What human impacts affect these animals? How can your actions bring positive change? Let’s find out together!

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-5
Facilitator:
Ocean Wise
Presenter:

Technology Through Time: Three Centuries of Childhood - FREE!

June 8, 2022
1:10 pm


Museum educators in period dress will guide students on a virtual time travel adventure through five different generations at Liberty Hall: 1780s, 1820s, 1860s, 1900s, and 1940s. Through artifacts and reproductions, students will explore how life has changed for children at Liberty Hall by comparing lighting, transportation, communication, technology, clothing, music, toys, and more.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
1-5
Facilitator:
The Museum at Liberty Hall
Presenter:

The World of Insects - FREE!

June 9, 2022
12:10 pm

Author Natalie Rompella will read from her nonfiction insect book The World Never Sleeps and talk about her writing journey. She will share facts as well as up-close photographs to get students comfortable with and inquisitive about insects and spiders.

Natalie Rompella The World of Insects_Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
K-3
Facilitator:
Author Natalie Rompella
Presenter:

Amazing Monarchs - FREE!

June 9, 2022
1:10 pm

From egg to adult, you will see them all in this special program available between June to late September. We’ll get up close to live specimens and use images and video to explore the Monarch butterfly’s amazing life cycle. With your help, we’ll discover how they make their journey from Mexico to Ontario, Canada.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Royal Botanical Gardens
Presenter:

Snakes: Friend or Foe - FREE!

June 10, 2022
11:10 am

What should you do if you see a snake? Are snakes good or bad? Join us to learn how snakes fill different roles in their habitats and how we can work to make sure they remain friends to the environment.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-5
Facilitator:
North Carolina Zoo
Presenter:

Math in the Real World: Natural World - FREE!

June 10, 2022
12:10 pm

Live from South Africa, join Mr. S as we explore Math in the Real World. The natural world is filled with more math than you can ever imagine. We are now using some of these incredible natural designs when we make things. Learn more about math and biomimicry.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-6
Facilitator:
Living Maths
Presenter:

Snakes: Friend or Foe - FREE!

June 10, 2022
1:10 pm

What should you do if you see a snake? Are snakes good or bad? Join us to learn how snakes fill different roles in their habitats and how we can work to make sure they remain friends to the environment.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-5
Facilitator:
North Carolina Zoo
Presenter: