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Arctic Discoveries:

Gray Wolves of Alaska

With Alaska Zoo

Gray Wolves of Alaska introduces you to our wolf pack at the Alaska Zoo! Wolf packs are incredibly dynamic social groups, and through this program you will be immersed into the lives of the Alaska Zoo wolf pack. This program gives you the unique opportunity to meet one of our five wolves and learn about how they interact and communicate. You will be inspired to learn more about all the wild canids of Alaska!

  • Date: Friday, January 8, 2021, 2 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-6

  • Length: 30-45 minutes

Contemporary Art

With Cleveland Museum of Art

Use contemporary artworks as primary sources and relate discoveries to your own lives.  In this experience, students may examine, interpret, and critique artworks as primary sources - Compare objects across geographic location, culture, and format.

  • Date: Monday, January 11, 2021, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-6

  • Length: 45 minutes

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The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

With Penn Museum

The Chinese Zodiac calendar is a 12-year cycle, where each year is associated with a different animal. Lunar New Year is a festive celebration that is part of the cultures of China, Korea, Vietnam, and several Asian countries. Each Lunar New Year is connected to one of the Zodiac animals, with 2021 as the Year of the Ox. Try your skills at spotting the Zodiac animals as depicted on artifacts from our collection, and explore more about all the animals, real and imaginary, in the Zodiac!

  • Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-6

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Weather Watchers

With Roper Mountain Science Center

During this program, students join our Weather Watchers team where they consult on weather-related issues. They work in teams to analyze data and make safety predictions based on past hurricanes in South Carolina. This fun and fast-paced weather virtual field trip is sure to be a favorite among students!

  • Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 4-9

  • Length: 45-50 minutes

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Math: Batter Up!

With National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

It's the final day of the 1941 season and Ted Williams' batting average is .39955. What will he do? Sit this one out and guarantee a historic .400 season or take a chance and aim for mathematic immortality? Find the answer to this and other exciting stories in a dugout full of whole numbers, fractions and decimals, percentages, proportions, and problem-solving. Fun for fifth-graders and above, this thematic unit teaches fundamental concepts that connect the calculator and the clubhouse while learning, using, and interpreting the statistics of famous ballplayers. Computation is the key in determining batting averages and slugging percentages. Will it be a single, double, triple or home run? It all depends on the hitter's math skills in this interactive game where long division and the long ball are one and the same. Batter up!

  • Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 4-9

  • Length: 45 minutes

New Zealand:

Queenstown Main Street

With Banyan Global Learning

Travel live to New Zealand and experience the culture on Main Street in the tourists' hotspot of Queenstown. Listen to context clues as you solve a map-based puzzle and engage with the local culture.

  • Date: Friday, January 15, 2021, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 5-9

  • Length: 45-60 minutes

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Create a Mythical Creature

With Penn Museum

The Chinese Zodiac calendar is a 12-year cycle, where each year is associated with a different animal. Lunar New Year is a festive celebration that is part of the cultures of China, Korea, Vietnam, and several Asian countries. Each Lunar New Year is connected to one of the Zodiac animals, with 2021 as the Year of the Ox. Try your skills at spotting the Zodiac animals as depicted on artifacts from our collection, and explore more about all the animals, real and imaginary, in the Zodiac!

  • Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-6

  • Length: 45 minutes

Critters in the Cold

With Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Learn about animal adaptations to extreme weather with hands-on experiments and even take a virtual trip to Antarctica. Join us as we learn how animals, such as penguins, live and have babies during extreme weather.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-2

  • Length: 45 minutes

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The Ancestoral Sonoran Desert People

With Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

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.

  • Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 3-4

  • Length: 45 minutes

Manatee Science

With Cleveland Museum of Art

Do you know how to train a 3000-pound relative of the elephant? Find out how Mote Marine Laboratory cares for Hugh and Buffett, our resident manatees, and learn how big and smart they are. Students will learn the basic characteristics of mammals and the adaptations of manatees. Students will also learn how our biologist care for manatees and what conservation efforts are being made for wild populations.

  • Date: Friday, January 22, 2021, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 3-6

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Football and Physics: Movement and Motion

With Pro Football Hall of Fame

This program examines the relationship of science and the game of professional football. Straight line movement, zig-zags, circular motion, back & forth, pushing & pulling - all movements that influence the sport.

  • Date: Friday, January 22, 2021, 2 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 2-5

  • Length: 50 minutes

Tour of a One-Rooom Schoolhouse

With Durham Museum

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!

  • Date: Monday, January 25, 2021, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-5

  • Length: 30-45 minutes

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Westward By Rail

With Roper Mountain Science Center

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.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 4-9

  • Length: 45-50 minutes

Shark Science

With Mote Marine Laboratory

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.

  • Date: Friday, January 29, 2021, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 3-6

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Football Players

Careers in the NFL

With Pro Football Hall of Fame

This program examines the importance of education and hundreds of careers available in and around the National Football League. A 10-minute career video, which examines a wide variety of careers with the San Francisco 49ers organization, is shown during this session. The 50-minute program is designed to be highly interactive.

  • Date: Friday, January 29, 2021, 2 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 5-9

  • Length: 50 minutes

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