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Spiders Action Science

With Author Valerie Marsh

Enjoy a folktale trickster story about Anansi the Spider. Then use Anansi's paper hat to explore the science concepts of line of symmetry, push/pull, gravity, and incline. This program is a Hands-On.

  • Date: Monday, September 28, 2020, 1:00 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-3

  • Length: 45 minutes

Adventures of Benjamin Franklin

With Actors Company - J.T. Turner

The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin. Printer, Scientist,
Inventor, Author, Ambassador, 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 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. Includes safe, participatory, fascinating re-creations of Franklin’s experiments, making this show particularly relevant to both STE and HSS curriculum, and of course, character development.

 

  • Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 1:00 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 4+

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Calypso for Kids

With Jamaica Bob

Join Jamaica Bob as he transports you and your students to the West Indies on an amusing musical tour. Along the way, you’ll experience engaging songs, educational content, and active participation through a spicy blend of music and culture.

  • Date: Friday, October 2, 2020, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-9

  • Length: 45 minutes

Animal Doctor

at the Zoo

With Saint Louis Zoo

Just like you, zoo animals need to see the doctor for check-ups. Participate in activities to learn more about how the animal doctor takes care of our adorable furry, scaly, slimy, and feathery Zoo friends.

  • Date: Friday, October 2, 2020, 2 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-3

  • Length: 45 minutes

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The Science of Slithering

With Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio

Discover how snakes move, eat, shed, and where they live. Meet a live python, too!

 

Materials: One sock

  • Date: Monday, October 5, 2020, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-3

  • Length: 45 minutes

Who's Who in the Zoo

With Greenville Zoo, Greenville, South Carolina

Who’s Who in the Zoo introduces participants to the animals and the people who care for them, here at the Greenville Zoo! During this program, we will discuss day-to-day animal care, animal training protocols, and even have an up-close encounter with some of our education animal ambassadors.

 

Materials: One pencil/ruler

  • Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 4+

  • Length: 45 minutes

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SEA Show: Octopus Day

With Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida

Join us as we chat with octopus and squid experts and celebrate these spineless wonders for International Cephalopod Awareness Days.

  • Date: Friday, October 9, 2020, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-3

  • Length: 45 minutes

Tour Through Time

With Midwest Archeological Center

Come to learn about Midwest National Parks and fascinating archeology! Students will engage in principles of stewardship and cultural resource management. Come explore how archeologists uncover data and construct the stories of our past!

  • Date: Friday, October 9, 2020, 2 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 2-4

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Aesop’s Fantabulous Fables

With Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, Georgia

Set in Ancient Greece, Aesop’s Fantastical Fables! will tell the story of a servant Aesop and his sidekick Cecil the Lion who share with the audience the stories Aesop has created, using puppets. Aesop tells three classic tales, The Lion and the Mouse, The Boy who cried Wolf and The Tortoise and the Hare, encouraging the audience to participate in this very interactive puppet show.

  • Date: Monday, October 12, 2020, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-3

  • Length: 45 minutes

Living Room Circus

With Actors Company - Diamond Family Circus

The circus is for everyBODY, any age or ability. Try juggling, balancing, clown and acrobatics, using your amazing body, your imagination and common household items.

Professional circus performers and teaching artists and Marisa Diamond of Diamond Family Circus lead the way.

 

Materials: If possible (not required): a pair of long socks, 3 tennis ball sized balls (can be clementines, dryer balls, balled up socks), an empty paper towel tube or rubber spatula, 3 thin plastic shopping bags or scraps of lightweight fabric.

  • Date: Friday, October 16, 2020, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-9

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Project Mars Ecosystem

With Roper Mountain, Greenville, South Carolina

We invite you to join our team as we support NASA in
determining the best Ecosystem to build on Mars to support life. Students will be working in teams to develop a proposal, to be presented to NASA, with a recommendation for the first Ecosystem to be created on Mars. They will gather evidence to support their claim after reflecting and learning about terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems on Earth. Students will be primarily analyzing the biotic and abiotic factors of Ecosystems.

  • Date: Friday, October 16, 2020, 2 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 5-8

  • Length: 45 minutes

Plant Parts and Pumpkins

With Royal Botanical Gardens, Canada

What are the different parts of a plant and what are their functions? We'll examine a variety of plants and compare their parts. Are all plants the same? We'll explore in more detail, the pumpkin, its parts and their functions.

  • Date: Monday, October 19, 2020, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-3

  • Length: 45 minutes

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All About Dolphins

With Dolphin Research Center, Marathon, Florida

Join us at the lagoon side with a trainer and dolphin to learn about these amazing marine mammals!

  • Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 4+

  • Length: 45 minutes

Yoga Animals

With Born 2 Move Movement Adventures

We learn yoga poses imitating various animals, and “flow” between them by telling a story that helps us understand more about animals and the habitats they live in. (It is best for every learner to have their own yoga mat, shoes and socks off, and wear comfortable/stretchy clothing they can easily move in.)

  • Date: Friday, October 23, 2020, 1:00 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-9

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Creepy Creatures

With Lee Richardson Zoo, Garden City, Kansas

Not everyone is the same, what makes us unique makes us special! The same goes for wildlife. Join us as we explore some of the animals that get the reputation of being a creepy creature. This discussion will come to life in your classroom as your students meet Ambassador Animals and discover how these unique animals are here to help.

  • Date: Monday, October 26, 2020, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-3

  • Length: 45 minutes

Halloween Virtual Visit to the Royal BC Museum

With Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia

Take a scary-cool tour of the Royal BC Museum without leaving the classroom! During this interactive virtual visit, we'll guide you through our natural history gallery and collection to examine some amazing creatures that some people call scary. But are they? We’ll meet a Woolly Mammoth, creep quietly through a coastal rainforest, look out for cougars and bears, watch for wildlife on the beach, then head over to the collection tower to have a close up look at some of the spiders and bats in our collection.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 4+

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Carving the Canyon

With Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park’s rock layers have been uplifted, tilted, and eroded, forming a feature called the Grand Staircase, a series of colorful cliffs stretching between Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon. In an area from Zion to the Rocky Mountains, forces deep within the earth started to push the surface up, eventually causing Zion’s elevation to rise from near sea level to as high as 10,000 feet above sea level. This process of uplift is still occurring today, and has resulted in the sharp erosion process that continues to carve the canyon today. Through this program, students will gain an understanding of the unique and complex geologic story of Zion and the southwest. Students interact with park rangers via the internet to discuss the formation of the canyon, and then engage in a critical-thinking activity about erosion and engineering.

  • Date: Thursdays, October 29, 2020, 12 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 4-7

  • Length: 50 minutes

Spooky Squid!

With Sea Turtle, Inc., South Padre Island, Texas

Join us as we dive into the spooky underwater world of the squid! Discover important squid adaptations for survival. This program includes a live squid dissection!

  • Date: Friday, October 30, 2020, 1:00 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-9

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Denali's Dinosaurs

With Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Ever wonder what Denali looked like 70 million years ago?
Learn about our Cretaceous past during this brand new
distance learning program specifically designed for grades K-3rd.
Our staff will spend 30 to 45 minutes teaching your class about Denali's prehistoric past using interactive lessons and activities!

  • Date: Friday, November 6, 2020, 2 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-3

  • Length: 30-45 minutes

The Science of Sled Dogs

With Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali National Park and Preserve hosts the US government's only dog-sled team. It can be hard to get here, but you can bring Denali into your classroom instead! Students explore the adaptations - behaviors, forms (anatomy), and functions (physiology) - that make Denali's sled dogs well-suited to living and working in subarctic winter conditions.

  • Date: Friday, December 4, 2020, 1:30 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 2-6

  • Length: 50-60 minutes

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Glacier Detectives

With Kenai Fjords National Park

What is a glacier and how is it formed? What is the difference between an icefield and an icesheet? This program will help young students gain an appreciation for our national parks and learn about Alaska’s glaciers. A park ranger will share the incredible beauty and impressive glacial features of Kenai Fjords National Park with the students, and inspire a sense of wonder and stewardship for the ice that continues to shape our planet...

 

  • Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2021, 2PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 2-6

  • Length: 45-60 minutes