Connected Learning Events

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A Plant's Life FREE!

Explore the life cycle of a plant from seed to flower. Tour behind-the-scenes at Longwood and discover how our horticulturalists prepare our spectacular displays. Interact with an Educator and explore a plant's life through video, images, and activities during this curriculum-based lesson.

*Request a date and time for your class!*

Audience:
1-4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Longwood Gardens

Bird Easy FREE!

Indiana Dunes attracts a diverse array of birds, including hawks during migration, waterfowl along the shoreline, and colorful tanagers found in the trees and bushes. Join park rangers to learn the basics of bird-watching and what it means to be a "birder"!

*Request a date and time for your class!*

Audience:
6-12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Indiana Dunes National Park

Portrait Conversations - FREE!

Travel through the Portrait Gallery’s broad and diverse collection! Students will compare and contrast visual elements in portraits across different historical eras, paying particular attention to differences in style and media and to the variety of historical contributions represented.


*Request a date and time for your class!*

Audience:
4-12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

Turkey Disguise Collaboration - FREE!

Turkey is a FREE Class to Class Videoconference Collaboration Opportunity for K-2 students.

WHAT: Thanksgiving is coming the turkeys of the world do NOT want to be eaten! They Need your students to help keep them safe by disguising them and then participate in a virtual "Guess Who" style game with an distant NY State class!

WHO: K-2nd Grade Teachers whose districts participate in the BOCES distance Learning Coser

WHEN: Whenever is mutually convenient for you and your matched class partner

WHERE: Via mutually agreed videoconferencing platform.

HOW: Click the Registration Button above, or use the link below! Teachers will be connected with their matches during the first week of November.

Access this Google Drive Link for all resources, directions, templates and more; https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YN6H7E312oOfFgTv59ub8ni8I2DiICJ9

Access Event Flyer here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AAS13cFqrygID_TpwB-Tgm2Xakqp-dNF/view?usp=sharing

** Registration Deadline is Monday, November 1st !!!**

Audience:
K-2 only for this particular collaboration
Facilitator:
NYS Distance Learning Consortium
Presenter:

Creating Your Own Book - FREE!

October 25, 2021
11:10 am

Jonathan Miller, author and illustrator of children’s book series The Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Dachshund, guides students through the process of writing and illustrating a story. His fun and informative presentation shows real-life implementation of forming an idea, brainstorming, writing a rough draft, revising and editing, and publishing a book. Incorporating a wide range of topics for students to take back to their writing, classrooms, and lives, Mr. Miller also discusses how books are made, what it is like to be an author as a career, and the business aspects of book publishing. His goal is for students to see the importance of becoming the best writers the can be! Get ready to laugh as Mr. Miller also reads one of his books and answers questions from students and teachers.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Author Jonathan Miller

The American Revolution: Patriots and Loyalists - FREE!

October 25, 2021
12:10 pm

Join Director of Education and Programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art for a story of patriots and loyalists as told through works in the permanent collection. While some colonists fought for a free country, others remained loyal to the crown, sometimes breaking families apart.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The Gibbes Museum of Art

Spiders! A Folktale Using Sign Language! Then Do Action Science! - FREE!

October 25, 2021
1:00 pm

Use sign language and participate in a folktale story about spiders and their webs! Then become an arachnologist (spider scientist) and simulate real spider behavior! Materials needed for each student are a pencil, piece of paper, and markers.

Audience:
K-4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Author Valerie Marsh

Liquid Laboratory: Fantastic Flavors - FREE!

October 26, 2021
11:10 am

Explore the science of soda pop from our Liquid Laboratory at the Dr. Pepper Museum! Today’s session will explore the diverse world of soda flavors.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
1-4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute

La Offrenda: Elements of the Altar - FREE!

October 26, 2021
1:00 pm

Learn about one of Mexico's best-known traditions: Día de los Muertos. Discover how the riches of the country's geography connects to the deep meaning of la ofrenda (the altar) at the center of this holiday. Learners will explore each element of la ofrenda as they draw along as they add personal designs that make it unique to their own lives!

Audience:
K-12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Penn Museum

Robot Haunted House with micro:bit - FREE!

October 26, 2021
2:10 pm

Sensors and servos can seem scary at first, but fear not. CodeJoy will make robotics fun and accessible with our miniature Haunted House experience. Program ghosts and goblins as you take a ride through our virtual haunted house. Join the CodeJoy classroom to learn the basics of coding and explore the simple mechanisms. A computer or Chromebook is required for you to interact with our in-studio robots.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
CodeJoy

Career Connection: Architecture - FREE!

October 27, 2021
10:00 am

Are you a 7-12 grader interested in a possible career in architectural design? Join us for a virtual discussion with Taylor Wolf of March Associates as he shares his career story and learn more about the employment opportunities that exist within the architectural field.

Audience:
7-12
Facilitator:
Jefferson-Lewis BOCES
Presenter:
Taylor Wolfe (Architect): March Associates

The Night Life - FREE!

October 27, 2021
11:10 am

The Night Life investigates the habits and adaptations of nocturnal animals. During this program, we will identify nocturnal animals, discuss nocturnal animal adaptations, and even have up-close encounters with some of our nocturnal animal education ambassadors.

Greenville Zoo NightLife_Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Greenville Zoo

Sustainable Solutions: Bioenergy & Bioproducts - FREE!

October 27, 2021
1:00 pm

Students will come to a better understanding of the need for sustainable solutions to everyday problems and specificall,y bioenergy and bioproducts from sustainably farmed poplar trees.

Audience:
5-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Creative Discovery Museum

Your Spooky, Scary Skeleton - FREE!

October 27, 2021
2:10 pm

We all have skeletons in our bodies, but have you ever wondered why we have a skeleton? Learn about the evolution of the skeleton, what your bones do for your body, and how your skeleton is not so different from a dinosaur’s as you might think! Join MOR Paleontology Field Professional Lee Hall for a journey through time, evolution, and biology and learn all the wonderful secrets of your skeleton!

Your Spooky, Scary Skeleton_Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Museum of the Rockies

Unicorns, Dragons, and Sea Monsters - FREE!

October 28, 2021
11:10 am

Nonfiction science author Ginjer Clarke engages students in critical thinking about myth vs. truth, while exploring fun facts from history, geography, and science related to these always popular creatures. She offers evidence from the past and animals from the present but leaves the decision up to readers about whether these creatures are real, as detailed in her exciting new series of books: Are Unicorns Real?, Are Dragons Real?, and Are Sea Monsters Real?

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
1-3
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Author Ginjer Clarke

Bats: Masters of the Night - FREE!

October 28, 2021
2:10 pm

Help us bust some misconceptions about vampire bats while getting up close with these strangely kind blood suckers and find out why bats are great pest control, excellent parents, and important pollinators.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

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

The Wonders of Weird presents Cryptozoology - FREE!

October 29, 2021
11:10 am

Cryptozoology is the study of mysterious animals that may or may not be real. Creatures like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Mothman, and Chupacabra are the stuff of legends around the world. But is there evidence beyond the stories? Could some of these creatures be real? After more than 15 years of research, author Kelly Milner Halls has some of the answers. Join her on this adventure in critical thinking.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Author Kelly Milner

Owl-loween: The World of Owls - FREE!

October 29, 2021
12:10 pm

Join the Center for Birds of Prey Staff for an up-close look at the world of owls. Explore their unique adaptations for silent flight and nocturnal hunting. Experience a variety of owls in free flight.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The Center for Birds of Prey

Five Halloween Symbols: The Stories Behind the Stories - FREE!

October 29, 2021
1:10 pm

Let’s turn scary into fun with Kelly Milner as she gives us a quick history of why witches, ghosts, skeletons, bats, black cats, and pumpkins are all associated with Halloween.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
K-2
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Author Kelly Milner

Spooktacular Skulls -FREE!

October 29, 2021
2:10 pm

Students come face-to-face with a diversity of spooktacular skulls! Watch a live colony of flesh-eating beetles in action as they devour and clean flesh from bones. Examine eye sockets, teeth, and other features to find out if the mystery skulls were predator or prey.

Cal Academy Spooktacular Skulls_Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
California Academy of Sciences

Author Natalie Rompella presents Writers' Workshop: 5 Secrets to Writing - FREE!

November 1, 2021
12:10 pm

Natalie Rompella, author of such books as Secrets to Storytelling, Cookie Cutters & Sled Runners, and Edgar, Allan, and Poe and the Tell-Tale Beets will reveal five secrets to writing a good story. She will share tricks she’s used for writing her own novels and short stories as well as exercises for students to use to make their stories stronger.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Author Natalie Rompella

Superhero Bill of Rights - FREE!

November 1, 2021
1:00 pm

Focusing on the First Amendment, students will discover how the Superhero Bill of Rights saves the day by protecting people’s rights. Students will analyze primary sources and discover how they can exercise their rights.

Audience:
K - 12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
National Archives

Plant Adaptations of Mediterranean Biomes - FREE!

November 2, 2021
12:10 pm

How do plants deal with dry or hot conditions? They have evolved adaptations to these conditions in the Mediterranean Biomes found in 5 areas of the world including the Californian Chaparral. Join Karin to explore these adaptations with plants that you can find in your grocery store or local plant store!

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

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

Let's Play Indigenous Games - FREE!

November 2, 2021
1:00 pm

People across the global and throughout time have participated and continue to play sports and games. Using collection artifacts, participants will learn about Indigenous games from North, Central, and South America to understand more about the rules, significance, and modern connection to games still played today.

Audience:
K-12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Penn Museum

Mexic-Arte Museum presents Day of the Dead - FREE!

November 2, 2021
11:10 pm

Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition that celebrates the lives of the deceased. Celebrations like this date back almost 3000 years and in pre-Columbian times the Aztecs used to perform a similar ritual dedicated to the goddess known as the Lady of the Dead. By the twentieth century the celebration evolved to celebrating the lives of deceased infants and children on November 1st and adults on the 2nd. This tradition includes the building of altars, making food, parades, and more. We are very excited to share with you this rich cultural tradition celebrating the Day of the Dead!

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-9
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Mexic-Arte Museum

Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories - FREE!

November 3, 2021
11:10 am

Explore several remarkable examples from this exhibition that features a range of artistic hands from the 17th century to today including many known and some unidentified quilters; urban and rural makers; immigrants; and Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and LGBTQ+ Americans. The exhibition celebrates the artistry and intricacy of quilts and the lives they document, while also considering the complicated legacies ingrained in the fabric of American life.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

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

Carnivorous Plants - FREE!

November 3, 2021
1:00 pm

Journey into the secret world of carnivorous plants. Discover the unique methods by which these amazing organisms capture food to continue their survival.

Audience:
3-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Longwood Gardens

Protecting Our Wild Neighbors: African Elephants - FREE!

November 3, 2021
2:10 pm

As we peer into the NC Zoo’s Watani Grasslands at our African Elephants, students will learn how and why the zoo is working with the people of Africa to save elephants. How does collaring the oldest female elephant help protect the herd?

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
6-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
North Carolina Zoo

Kitchen Chemistry - FREE!

November 4, 2021
11:10 am

Live from Australia, find out about the science that can be found in your own kitchen. The program covers a broad range of chemical concepts, including physical changes vs. chemical reactions, acids vs. bases, and indicators to detect them.

Experiment: Gummy Bear Osmosis

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Fizzics Education

Plants and Animals of Joshua Tree - FREE!

November 4, 2021
1:00 pm

Plants and Animals of Joshua Tree provides an introduction to the National Park Service and Joshua Tree National Park specifically, highlighting some plant and animal desert adaptations while showing plants in their natural habitat and using animal props. This program can be adjusted for all grades and ages.

Audience:
1-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Joshua Tree National Park

Australian Animals -FREE!

November 4, 2021
2:10 pm

Discover some amazing animals that only live in Australia. We will explore the deserts to the sea, forests to my backyard to find out more about some of Australia’s most interesting animals. You will also see some live insects and a live Green Tree Frog.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Australian Environmental Education

What Makes a Mammoth a Mammoth - FREE!

November 5, 2021
11:10 am

In this program we will look at the different kinds of mammoths we have here at the Mammoth Site. Using the woolly, Columbian, and pygmy mammoth fossils students will examine what makes each animal unique and what makes them similar. Students will learn how environmental factors influence the morphology or physical appearance of these animals and how mammoths fit into the greater mammal family tree.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD

Mexican Fiesta Dances: Day of the Dead - FREE!

November 5, 2021
1:00 pm

In Mexico, Fiestas are a form of national recreation celebrating many different aspects of culture and society. This program introduces learners to different Fiesta dances relating to the theme of life/ death, tying into a focus on the Day of the Dead. During the program, students will learn about and try variations of traditional dances and culture.

Audience:
3-12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Born 2 Move Movement Adventure

Legs, Eyes, and Wings - FREE!

November 5, 2021
2:10 pm

In this 45-minute presentation students will identify what it means to be uniquely an insect. They will explore insect characteristics and various physical and behavioral adaptions of this incredible kingdom and discuss the vital role insects play in our natural systems and as pollinators.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
7-12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Lee County Mosquito Education

The Adirondack Experience: Making Butter FREE!

November 8, 2021
9:00 am

Learn how people made butter themselves at home long ago, and the tools they needed. You will learn how to make your own butter with simple tools and ingredients using a container with a tight fitting lid and some heavy cream. Teachers are not required to supply these items for the program but may choose to do a follow-up activity after the program using these materials.

Audience:
1-3
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

Is the Sailor's Life for You? - FREE!

November 8, 2021
11:10 am

Visit the USS Constitution in Boston MA, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. In this field trip, you’ll walk the decks of this historic ship with a US Navy sailor and learn about life at sea during the War of 1812 first-hand! From chores, to food, to sails and battle, this interactive field trip will keep your students engaged in games, polls and demos. This field trip aligns well with the book, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, an historical novel by the American author Avi.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
USS Constitution Museum

Yellowstone National Park FREE!

November 8, 2021
12:00 pm

Yellowstone became the first national park in 1872 and is home to a large array of wildlife and unique geologic wonders. Join us as we learn more about the park's inhabitants, ecosystem and the National Park Services' mission of preservation and stewardship of this national treasure.



Audience:
6-12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Yellowstone National Park

Digital Citizenship: Online Communities - FREE!

November 8, 2021
1:00 pm

Join BGL and our puppet friends to learn about what it means to be a responsible Digital Citizen! Learners help Sunny, a friend from "Digitopolis", develop strategies for becoming part of her online class community through team dynamics like active listening, asking thoughtful questions, and taking ownership of her part of the team.

Audience:
K - 4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Banyan Global Learning

Inuit: People of the North - FREE!

November 8, 2021
2:10 pm

Students will learn about the resourcefulness of Inuit communities and their use of skin, stone, bone, and snow. We will investigate artifacts such as the ulu, kudlik, and bow drill, and then take a live virtual tour into the Manitoba Museum’s Arctic and Subarctic Gallery. We will examine the flora and fauna of this region and see more examples of historical clothing, weapons, toys, and tools.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-6 |
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Manitoba Museum

Meet the Florida Manatee! - FREE!

November 9, 2021
9:00 am

Let’s meet the Florida manatee with a guest speaker from Save the Manatee Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to manatee conservation. We’ll talk all about these unique aquatic mammals, from their habitat to fun facts about their teeth and hair. We’ll also learn about the challenges manatees face in the wild, and what people are doing to help them. Presentation takes 20-25 minutes and includes Q&A.

Audience:
K-2
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Save the Manatee Club

Meet the Florida Manatee! - FREE!

November 9, 2021
9:45 am

Let’s meet the Florida manatee with a guest speaker from Save the Manatee Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to manatee conservation. We’ll talk all about these unique aquatic mammals, from their habitat to fun facts about their teeth and hair. We’ll also learn about the challenges manatees face in the wild, and what people are doing to help them. Presentation takes 20-25 minutes and includes Q&A.

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Save the Manatee Club

Weather Rocks! - FREE!

November 9, 2021
11:10 am

Explore the Earth’s wonders of weather! Classes will take a look at how clouds are formed in a unique demonstration. Participants examine electrical storms and will be able to create their own tornados.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Putnam Museum and Science Center

The Adirondack Experience: Amazing Adaptations

November 9, 2021
1:00 pm

Learn what makes Adirondack mammals uniquely suited to surviving in our forests with an in-depth look at the specialized body and skull structures of our study specimens.

Audience:
2-4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The Museum on Blue Mt. Lake

Beaver Ponds - FREE!

November 9, 2021
2:10 pm

Learn how industrious beavers build ponds using the resources around them, and create habitats for many other creatures, such as frogs, tadpoles, turtles, and snakes.

Duration is 30-40 minutes

Audience:
PK, K-1
Facilitator:
Presenter:
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Adirondack Experience: Amazing Adaptations - FREE!

November 10, 2021
9:00 am

Learn what makes Adirondack mammals uniquely suited to surviving in our forests with an in-depth look at the specialized body and skull structures of our study specimens.

Audience:
2-4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The Museum on Blue Mt. Lake

Superhero Bill of Rights - FREE!

November 10, 2021
10:00 am

Focusing on the First Amendment, students will discover how the Superhero Bill of Rights saves the day by protecting people’s rights. Students will learn about the importance of rights and discover how they can exercise their rights. They will also analyze primary sources to identify the appropriate freedom(s) of the five freedoms represented in each historical example.  

Please email mgartland@boces.com to receive the teacher guide for the program.  This guide includes national standards alignments, pre-program activities, and materials needed for the program.


Audience:
3-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:

Career Connection: Forestry - FREE!

November 10, 2021
10:00 am

Are you interested in a possible career in forestry and environmental conservation? Join us for a virtual discussion with Andrea Mercurio of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as she shares her career story and learn more about the employment opportunities that exist within the forestry field.

Audience:
7-12
Facilitator:
Jefferson-Lewis BOCES
Presenter:
Andrea Mercurio - DEC Forest Technician

Old McDonald's Farm Tour - FREE!

November 10, 2021
11:00 am

Old McDonalds in Sackets Harbor, NY is home to over 200 farm animals. Join us as we visit the residence of Old Macdonald’s farm and learn what makes the animals who live there so unique!

Audience:
K-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
North Country Dairy

What Is a Veteran, Anyway? - FREE!

November 10, 2021
12:10 pm

This award-winning illustrated book is designed for teachers, parents, and children of all ages to be able to witness and understand the sacrifices and comradery that veterans experience. It emphasizes what veterans go through on a daily basis in a simple to read format. Most importantly, it is written based on 15 years of service in the U.S. Army, including a one-year tour in Baghdad, Iraq during the first year of the war. This life changing experience is portrayed within the book in a way that non-military authors cannot describe or explain without living the life of a soldier under the extreme conditions faced by combat veterans. The aim is to allow children to relate their own life experiences to the every day sacrifices veterans make, whether deployed overseas or training in peacetime.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Author Robert Snyder

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote FREE!

November 10, 2021
1:00 pm

How can people influence the government?

Using the founding documents of the United States and historical records of the National Archives, students will determine how and why women fought for the right to vote. Students will explore the challenges suffragists faced and discover why the fight  for women’s voting rights persisted even after the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Please email mgartland@boces.com to receive the teacher guide for the program. This guide includes national standards alignments, pre-program activities, and materials

Audience:
3-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
National Archives

Children's art in a world of crisis: The Terezin Classroom - FREE!

November 10, 2021
1:00 pm

How children lived in a world of chaos through the discipline of art. One of the examples will focus on the art album Tommy. The album was drawn by Czech artist Bedrich Fritta as a present for his son Thomas, on his third birthday. Illustrations for the toddler show a child sucking his thumb, using the potty, at the table, playing games and other activities, until we remember that this was not reality, but rather a gift of optimism. Fritta was head of the Theresienstadt ghetto’s technical department, where Jewish artists imprisoned in the ghetto were forced to work for the Germans, drawing plans and preparing propaganda illustrations by day. However, they clandestinely documented the grim ghetto life whenever possible and concealed the drawings

Audience:
5-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center

Remembrance Day/Veteran's Day - FREE!

November 10, 2021
2:10 pm

Today’s program will trace what in Canada is known as Remembrance Day, which marks the end of World War I. Originally known as Armistice Day, it is a day the country of Canada remembers its’ military casualties.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Adirondack Experience: Making Butter FREE!

November 12, 2021
9:00 am

Butter is yummy on toast, popcorn and corn on the cob. It is also delicious baked into cookies and cakes. Learn how people made butter themselves at home long ago, and the tools they needed. Learn how you can make your own at home.

Audience:
1-3
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The Museum on Blue Mt. Lake

North Harbor Dairy Tour Farm - FREE!

November 12, 2021
11:00 am

Join us for a free, live, interactive, virtual dairy tour with North HarborDairy! We have had a touch of spring weather here at North Harbor Dairy and OldMcDonald’s Farm! Barn doors are opening up and cows and people alike are welcomingthe warmer days. We are also enjoying a little baby boom here at our dairy aswell!. See how we care for our herd and produce the milk that makes the dairyproducts that we all love so much!

Runs approximately 40 minutes.

Audience:
All Ages
Facilitator:
Presenter:
North Harbor Dairy

Solar and Lunar Eclipses - FREE!

November 12, 2021
11:10 am

When the Earth, Moon, and Sun line up just right in space, we can experience a solar or lunar eclipse. In the early-morning hours of November 19, 2021, everyone in North America will get to experience an almost-total lunar eclipse. Join us as we learn about how and why eclipses occur, and how you can watch the November partial lunar eclipse right from your own home!

Rapson Solar and Lunar Eclipses – Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson

School Days in 1872 - FREE!

November 12, 2021
1:00 pm

Come join us as we learn what a school day was like in 1872.  This program begins with a brief introduction to the National Park Service and then transitions to the impact of the Homestead Act of 1862. Students will compare and contrast life in a classroom in 1872 and today.



Audience:
1-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Homestead National Monumant of America

Matter Science Theater - FREE!

November 12, 2021
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:
1-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Solar and Lunar Eclipses - FREE!

November 12, 2021
1:10 pm

When the Earth, Moon, and Sun line up just right in space, we can experience a solar or lunar eclipse. In the early-morning hours of November 19, 2021, everyone in North America will get to experience an almost-total lunar eclipse. Join us as we learn about how and why eclipses occur, and how you can watch the November partial lunar eclipse right from your own home!

Rapson Solar and Lunar Eclipses – Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson

5 Dinosaur Families - FREE!

November 15, 2021
11:10 am

How do scientists categorize dinosaurs? Long necked sauropods, frilled ceratopsians, and duck-billed hadrosaurs are only three of the five groups of dinosaurs that we will explore in this program. Join museum educator Dillon Warn to learn more about the lives of these incredible dinosaurs!

5 Dinosaur Families_Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
K-3
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Museum of the Rockies

Animals in the Seasons - FREE!

November 15, 2021
12:10 pm

Join educator Leslie McGarry from the Kwakwaka’wakw–Kwagiulth First Nation on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Leslie guides this program about the cultural significance of animals and the season from an Indigenous perspective, as she walks through the First Peoples galleries at the Royal BC Museum. We will warm up with a movement activity before moving into the galleries.
• See stone and bone tools, seasonal homes and traditional hunting and gathering techniques
• Learn some ways Indigenous people in this part of the world have intentionally lived in balance with nature for thousands of years
• Understand seasonal changes and how they affect animals and people
• Listen to an Indigenous story from British Columbia

Themes – First Peoples, Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous Cradle Songs
Simple Machines Lesson Plan
Native Plants Lesson Plan

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
K-2
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Royal BC Museum

Space Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer Virtual Tour - FREE!

November 15, 2021
1:00 pm

Every astronaut in the 30-year history of the Space Shuttle program trained on the Space Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer to get ready to go to space. In this live virtual tour, your students will learn what it was like for a Space Shuttle astronaut to go to and live in space. We use 360 degree high-resolution scans to give an up-close look of the “flight deck” (cockpit) and the “mid-deck” (crew living and working areas), while an educator provides in-depth information about what you're seeing.

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The Museum of Flight

Let's Compare Warm and Cold Air - FREE!

November 16, 2021
11:10 am

Our educators will guide your classroom through an experiment with soapy water and a bottle to see how air behaves when it changes temperature and how that contributes to the formation of some types of clouds and weather. The activity will take ~15 minutes, followed by time for Q&A.

UCAR Let’s Compare Warm and Cold Air_Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
1-3
Facilitator:
Presenter:
National Center for Atmospheric Research

Wild Survivors - FREE!

November 16, 2021
12:10 pm

Discover what it really takes to survive in the wild and explore the many different physical and behavioral features animals have to not only help them survive, but the thrive in their habitats! Find out some of the amazing ways animals are able to survive through this interactive lesson with a naturalist featuring animal biofacts and videos. This program includes a naturalist introduction and brief overview of Northwest Trek, a discussion of what it means to survive, what animals need to survive in the wild, and recorded observations of animals to highlight survival skills.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Wild Survivors - FREE!

November 16, 2021
2:10 pm

Discover what it really takes to survive in the wild and explore the many different physical and behavioral features animals have to not only help them survive, but the thrive in their habitats! Find out some of the amazing ways animals are able to survive through this interactive lesson with a naturalist featuring animal biofacts and videos. This program includes a naturalist introduction and brief overview of Northwest Trek, a discussion of what it means to survive, what animals need to survive in the wild, and recorded observations of animals to highlight survival skills.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Tribal Life and Customs - FREE!

November 17, 2021
12:10 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

Bearly Awake - FREE!

November 17, 2021
1:00 pm

Hibernation is for the bears! Join us as we dive into the world of bears; their characteristics and diets. Students will be wide awake as we meet special animal guests to illustrate the diets of some bear species as well as how a variety of animals’ sleep to deal with cold weather.

Audience:
3-4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Lee Richardson Zoo

Alaskan Tidepool Travels - FREE!

November 17, 2021
2:10 pm

Take a virtual beach walk at the Alaska SeaLife Center! We will interact with and discuss the tidepool creatures that live in this area while learning about the physical adaptations that allow them to live in varying tide zones. Featured: sea anemones, sea urchins, barnacles, mussels, sea cucumbers, sea stars, hermit crabs, and an octopus.

Alaska Sealife Ctr Tidepool Travels_Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
PK, K-4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Alaska SeaLife Center

A House Divided - FREE!

November 18, 2021
11:10 am

What caused the Civil War? What did those four devastating years accomplish? Join us to explore this turning point in American history, from secession to Reconstruction. With this interactive session, delve into the American Civil War Museum’s unparalleled collections, from the foundry that cast cannon used to fire on Fort Sumter to the sword Robert E. Lee wore to surrender. Encounter some of the most famous stories from the Civil War, discover some stories for the first time, and unearth the lasting legacies of the War today.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The American Civil War Museum

The Ancestral Sonoran Desert People - FREE!

November 18, 2021
1:00 pm

For over a thousand years, the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People called the desert their home. During this program, students will be introduced to the culture, daily life, and survival of the ancestral people. They will compare life in the past to their lives today. Students will also be introduced to the mission of the National Park Service and how they can help protect Casa Grande Ruins for future generations.

Audience:
3-4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Humorous History: Was Thomas Edison a Thief? - FREE!

November 18, 2021
2:10 pm

We remember Thomas Edison as a great inventor. But was he actually just a thief? Using primary sources and research from his official biographer, we’ll talk about how Edison invented Hollywood—by stealing other people’s movies. All of those lawsuits helped create copyright laws, which continually evolve today. We’ll end with a game of Copyright or Wrong, where kids can guess using memes and GIFs popular today.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

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

Puzzles, Problems, and Games: Data Handling - FREE!

November 19, 2021
11:10 am

Live from South Africa, join Mr. S, your mathemagics guide, on a wonderful journey of exploration and discovery using math as the vehicle. Problem solving, critical thinking, and creative thinking skills will be explored through a digital, interactive whiteboard. Put your thinking cap on and get ready for some fun. Today’s focus is on data handling or interpreting data.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
1-3
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Living Maths

Thanksgiving in the Ocean - FREE!

November 19, 2021
1:00 pm

What do animals eat for Thanksgiving? Find out the favorite foods of Hugh and Buffett, our resident manatees, as we celebrate the SEAson atop our 75,000 gallon habitat during feeding time.

Audience:
K-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

Puzzles, Problems, and Games: Data Handling - FREE!

November 19, 2021
1:10 pm

Live from South Africa, join Mr. S, your mathemagics guide, on a wonderful journey of exploration and discovery using math as the vehicle. Problem solving, critical thinking, and creative thinking skills will be explored through a digital, interactive whiteboard. Put your thinking cap on and get ready for some fun. Today’s focus is on data handling or interpreting data.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Living Maths

Zoo Toy Shop -FREE!

November 22, 2021
11:10 am

Zoo Toy Shop introduces students to all the ways animals have fun at the Greenville Zoo! During this program, we will define animal enrichment, investigate various zoo toys, and even have up-close encounters with some fun-loving education animal ambassadors.

Greenville Zoo ZooToyShop_Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Greenville Zoo

The Dish on Fish - FREE!

November 22, 2021
12:10 pm

22.7% of the seafood we consume is overfished. Large scale fishing provides food and livelihood for millions of people across the world. Unfortunately, the scale of modern fishing has overcome what the ocean can sustain. Learn about the importance of identifying sustainable seafood and how we can make positive food choices for our planet.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
5-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Ocean Wise

Nature's Recyclers - FREE!

November 22, 2021
1:00 pm

Students will learn the important role that scavengers and decomposers play in our everyday lives. We’ll meet live animals, including a turkey vulture up close, and discover just how decomposition works, and why it’s essential for all living things.

Audience:
K-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Zoo Toy Shop - FREE!

November 22, 2021
1:10 pm

Zoo Toy Shop introduces students to all the ways animals have fun at the Greenville Zoo! During this program, we will define animal enrichment, investigate various zoo toys, and even have up-close encounters with some fun-loving education animal ambassadors.

Greenville Zoo ZooToyShop_Teacher Guide

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
2-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Greenville Zoo

Military Medicine - FREE!

November 23, 2021
11:10 am

Explore the roles that medical specialists played in innovating health in the areas of medicine, nursing, and dentistry to adapt to the reality of saving lives during the First and Second World Wars. Museum artifacts such as military first aid equipment, weapons that caused injuries like empty gas canisters, protective equipment, uniforms, and more are shown.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
5-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Museum of Health Care at Kingston

Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out - FREE!

November 23, 2021
12:10 pm

Join a sea turtle hatchling on its journey from a little baby to a fully grown adult. Participants will enjoy a reading of the book Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! by April Pulley Sayre. During the reading, students will learn the long journey a sea turtle takes from the time the egg is laid in its nest until adulthood. Your students will discover the many predators a sea turtle has, things humans do that impact or harm sea turtles, and, of course, ways we can all help save sea turtles! The program will end with an up-close look at one of our sea turtles.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
K-2
Facilitator:
Presenter:
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out - FREE!

November 23, 2021
2:10 pm

Join a sea turtle hatchling on its journey from a little baby to a fully grown adult. Participants will enjoy a reading of the book Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! by April Pulley Sayre. During the reading, students will learn the long journey a sea turtle takes from the time the egg is laid in its nest until adulthood. Your students will discover the many predators a sea turtle has, things humans do that impact or harm sea turtles, and, of course, ways we can all help save sea turtles! The program will end with an up-close look at one of our sea turtles.

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
K-2
Facilitator:
Presenter:
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Movin' and Groovin' - FREE!

November 29, 2021
11:10 am

Students explore human and animal movement through Zoo Yoga & story telling.

Chattanooga Zoo M&G_PreActivity
Chattanooga Zoo M&G_PostActivity

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
PK, K-1
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Chattanooga Zoo

STEAM and Portraiture - FREE!

November 29, 2021
1:00 pm

Spark your students’ curiosity, powers of observation, and inquiry skills in a program that uses portraiture as a springboard to discuss STEAM concepts. As they analyze portraits, students will discover the sitters’ stories and recognize their contributions to the various STEAM fields. There will be opportunities to examine a broad range of STEAM topics in order to forge connections with classroom learning.

Audience:
4-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Movin' and Groovin' - FREE!

November 29, 2021
1:10 pm


Students explore human and animal movement through Zoo Yoga & story telling.

Chattanooga Zoo M&G_PreActivity
Chattanooga Zoo M&G_PostActivity

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
PK, K-1
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Chattanooga Zoo

Exploring Global Art - FREE!

November 30, 2021
11:10 am

Drawing upon the rich collection of the NCMA, young students will explore the work of global contemporary artists that express diverse emotions and will make connections between their own experiences and feelings with those of others. This experience targets Self-Awareness skills outlined in the CASEL Competencies for SEL.

NCMA_Teacher SEL Resource

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
K-3
Facilitator:
Presenter:
North Carolina Museum of Art

Robot Mini Golf with micro:bit - FREE!

November 30, 2021
12:10 pm

Elby is desperate to win a kazoo from the prize wall at the mini golf course, but this game is rigged. We will need to learn how to reprogram the old, unfair code of the obstacles to make the games playable.
CodeJoy participants will learn the basics of coding position and rotation motors.

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

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
CodeJoy

Robot Mini Golf with micro:bit - FREE!

November 30, 2021
2:10 pm

Elby is desperate to win a kazoo from the prize wall at the mini golf course, but this game is rigged. We will need to learn how to reprogram the old, unfair code of the obstacles to make the games playable.
CodeJoy participants will learn the basics of coding position and rotation motors.

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

Duration 30 to 40 minutes

Audience:
4-8
Facilitator:
Presenter:
CodeJoy