Connected Learning Events

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Penguins and Puffin Coast Virtual Tour

*National Penguin Day on January 20*

Meet our adorable penguins and puffins and learn about the cold areas in the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe. Participate in activities to learn about how these animals survive in their cold climates.

*Limited availability on the 20th.
By Request: $160.00
Minimum participants: 10
Maximum participants: 45

Audience:
K-2
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Saint Louis Zoo

The Science of Sled Dogs FREE!

Denali National Park and Preserve is home to the only kennel of working sled dogs in the entire National Park Service! While many people think of the Iditarod when they think of Alaska, Denali's sled dogs aren't here to race. These freighting dogs help human rangers patrol and protect Denali's vast wilderness.

*Registrants will be contacted by JL BOCES to coordinate preferred dates & Times*

Audience:
2-4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Denali National Park & Preserve

A school Day in 1872! FREE!

The Homestead Act of 1862 defines the American Dream. With that American Dream came parents' dreams of education for their children. One-room schoolhouses popped up across the country. Explore what a school day was like during the Homestead Era!

*Registrants will be contacted by JL BOCES to coordinate preferred dates & Times*


Audience:
1-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Homestead National Monumant of America

Penguins LIVE!

*National Penguin Day on January 20*

Go nose-to-nose with over 75 Antarctic penguins. Say hello to Gentoo,  Rockhopper, and King penguins. Witness their unique behaviors and discover  their amazing adaptations from a front row seat at one of the premier penguin  exhibits in the world.

*Limited availability on the 20th.
By Request: $125.00
Maximum participants: 50

Audience:
K-3
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

The Mitten Collaboration Project FREE!

Coming Soon!

Two classrooms will pair up and each class will read the story The Mitten before the videoconference. The class will use mitten cut-outs to create a mitten with animals. Each class will learn about each animal in the story and write clues about each animal. The classes will then connect though videoconference to have the class guess which animal the other class has hidden in its mitten by the clues given.

*Registrants will be contacted by JL BOCES when event dates are announced. Stay Tuned!*

Audience:
K-3
Facilitator:
Jefferson-Lewis BOCES
Presenter:

Tour of a One-Room School House FREE!

January 25, 2021
1:00 am

Step  back to the 1890’s and see how different it was to attend a one-room school!  Explore daily life from this time period through artifacts, stories and  reciting real lessons students did in their classroom. Who will be the  spelling bee champion or have the best penmanship? Find out in our virtual  one-room schoolhouse!

Audience:
K-5
Facilitator:
Presenter:
The Durham Museum

The Meaning and Making of Mandarin Squares FREE!

January 26, 2021
1:00 am

Buzi,  often called “Mandarin squares,” are patches of fabric that were sewn onto  the clothing of important people in China in the Qing dynasty. Learn how the  animals, colors, and symbols were woven to create a fancy, beautiful design  on these embroidered squares to represent the rank of the person wearing  them, similar to the medals on a military uniform today. Make your own Buzi  by planning a design that is personal to you.

Audience:
K-12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Penn Museum

Westward by Rail FREE!

January 27, 2021
1:00 am

All  aboard! Come explore the technological advances made during the westward  expansion of the 19th century and their impact on the history of the United  States. Learn about the economics of railroad building, the challenges faced  by both railroad companies and Native Americans, and see for yourself the  lasting legacy of the Transcontinental Railroad

Audience:
4 & Up
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Roper Mountain Science Center

Habitat Investigators FREE!

January 28, 2021
1:00 am

Go on  a Ranger led exploration through these 3 different habitats to uncover the  temperature, wind speed, plants, and animals that live there. AND create your  very own "habitat field log" along the way!

Audience:
2nd
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Rocky Mountain National Park

Shark Science FREE!

January 29, 2021
1:00 am

How  smart are you about sharks? Take our interactive quiz show to uncover the  mysteries and discover the truths about these fascinating creatures. In this  lesson we introduce the learners to the diversity and adaptations of sharks.

Audience:
3-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
MOTE Marine Laboratory

Meet the Residents: Allison

February 1, 2021
1:00 pm

Discover the story of Allison, the one-flippered sea turtle, and Merry Christmas, the cold-stunned sea turtle. Learn characteristics of Atlantic green sea turtles and ways you can help sea turtles in the wild. Program includes a Live visit from Allison and Merry Christmas!

Audience:
K-3
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Sea Turtle, Inc.

Design a Mancala Board

February 2, 2021
1:00 pm

Mancala is an ancient game from Africa that was originally played by digging shallow holes in the ground. Investigate mancala boards from all around the world to discover the different craftsmanship, function, rules, and playing pieces used on each game board. Create your own mancala board with paper and learn a simple version of the game. Let the games begin!

Audience:
School-Aged
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Penn Museum

Will's World: All About the Bard

February 3, 2021
1:00 pm

How does a glovemaker’s son, with just a few years of formal schooling, become the most famous writer and poet in the world? In this one-man performance, William Shakespeare shares his life story, while providing insight into his greatest works and the world of Theater during the time of Queen Elizabeth. This engaging, interactive show features excerpts from A Midsummer Nights Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Henry V, and As You Like It, as well as Shakespeare’s sonnets. Professional actor and Shakespeare expert J.T. Turner brings the Bard to life and makes his works accessible for all.

Audience:
4-Up
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Actors Company

Whale Watching in Glacier Bay

February 4, 2021
1:00 pm

Glacier Bay is home to one of the most magnificent marine mammals: the endangered humpback whale. Join park rangers and researchers on a virtual interactive trip through Glacier Bay to learn about these massive creatures and other marine mammals that live in the productive waters of Glacier Bay.

Audience:
4-up
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Winter Tales from Around the World

February 5, 2021
1:00 pm

Winter Tales from Around the World: Illuminate the darkness with diverse folktales, such as The Monkey and the Turtle (Philippines), The Three Dolls (Europe), and Ananzi and the Big Weird Rock (Africa/Caribbean).

Audience:
K-12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Actors Company

Penguins LIVE!

February 8, 2021
1:00 pm

Go nose-to-nose with over 75 Antarctic penguins. Say hello to Gentoo, Rockhopper, and King penguins. Witness their unique behaviors and discover their amazing adaptations from a front row seat at one of the premier penguin exhibits in the world.

Audience:
K-12
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Adinkra Symbols and Proverbs

February 9, 2021
1:00 pm

Visual symbols can be decorative while also communicating important messages about shared beliefs and traditions. The Akan people and Asante people of Ghana have used adinkra symbols to decorate fabric, pottery, and more. Learn how select symbols represent objects associated with unique stories or beliefs. Follow along to draw a symbol yourself and write out the meaning.

Audience:
School-Aged
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Penn Museum

Young Abraham Lincoln

February 10, 2021
1:00 pm

Come on this virtual field trip to visit Lincoln’s boyhood home in Indiana and his adult home in Illinois. Join us to discuss and investigate the lesser known part of Lincoln’s life. Young Lincoln – before he was president.

Audience:
2-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Learn Around The World

Cultural Diversity: Diversity in the Dugout

February 11, 2021
1:00 pm

The program provides an overview on the racial and ethnic communities and the ways that they have changed the landscape of baseball since the late 1800s.

Audience:
4-Up
Facilitator:
Presenter:
National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

Animal Senses

February 12, 2021
1:00 pm

Animal Senses investigates the many ways animals use their five main senses (sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste) to survive in their habitats. During this program, we will define the five main senses, explore how animals use their senses to survive, and demonstrate how animals may use their senses differently than we do. All programs include up close encounters with our education animal ambassadors.

Audience:
1-4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Greenville Zoo

Think Like an Archaeologist!

February 16, 2021
1:00 pm

Artifacts share clues that help us learn about world cultures. Step into the role of an anthropologist to unpack interesting information that artifacts can tell us, just by using your eyes. Learn the skills to de-code secrets about artifacts by closely observing, questioning, and talking about them. Bring along a pencil and a paper to track your field notes as we look closely at objects from the Africa Section.

Audience:
School Age
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Penn Museum

The Wright Brothers

February 17, 2021
1:00 pm

The Wright Brothers are two of America's most famous sons. Join this experience and relive the development of the first practical airplane. We'll virtually travel to Dayton, OH and Kitty Hawk, NC to investigate the hard work and determination the brothers displayed during their famous real world experiments from 1899-1905.

Audience:
2-6
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Learn Around The World

George Washington Carver: Struggle for Education

February 18, 2021
1:00 pm

This program begins with the class meeting the park ranger and discussing your What I Think Now quiz. We will talk about the early life of George Washington Carver, utilizing a variety of photos. Next, students will be asked to present their questions to the park ranger. We will compare schooling today with schooling during Carver's life. The last activity is a fun lesson from the Original Blue Back Speller, the same book Carver used during his early school years.

Audience:
2-4
Facilitator:
Presenter:
George Washington Carver National Monument

Animals of "Juma the Giraffe"

February 19, 2021
1:00 pm

This engaging program will bring the story of “Juma the Giraffe” alive in your classroom. During this session, students will meet Ambassador Animals that relate to Juma’s world and explore what makes these animals special through the animal...

Audience:
All Ages
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Lee Richardson Zoo

Zoo Play

February 22, 2021
1:00 pm

Zoo Play 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 fun-loving education animal ambassadors.

Audience:
All Ages
Facilitator:
Presenter:
Greenville Zoo