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Fallback into Digital Learning Day, October 8, 9:00am EST to 3:00pm EST

Join the CILC Pinnacle Education Collaborative (PEC) for a day of exciting educational programming. All programs are FREE! Every hour from 9:00am EST to 3:00pm EST CILC Content Providers will be providing 30 minutes of programming followed by 15 minutes of Q & A time from the audience. Look below and register for either one track or all. You can join us for one event or all events and drop in and out throughout the day. 

An email will be sent to you with a Zoom Link for connection prior to the event.

  • PEC
  • Track One
  • 9:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
    Program Name: Balto-A History of Humans, Huskies, and Health in Alaska
    Grade Level:  K-8
    Description: Why is this famous husky from Alaska at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History? Hear heroic tales of dogs and mushers in Alaska, from the 1925 Serum Run to the Iditarod of today. You’ll learn how Balto became the "spokesdog" for this unique event in US history!
  • 10:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: McMillen Health
    Program Name: Something to Chew On
    Grade Level:  K-4
    Description: Children explore the importance of their teeth and how differing types of teeth work based on their shape. Healthy dental behaviors are stressed teaching students their responsibility to care for their teeth. Children “practice” brushing teeth during the program to learn how to brush effectively.
  • 11:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Inspired Classroom
    Program Name: Science, Literacy, and Bears in Bathtubs
    Grade Level:  2-5
    Description: Your students will brainstorm, draw and discover the science behind Fall bear behavior! Additionally, students will interact with the author and illustrator of the book, Bear in the Bathtub, while learning about creating books with ties to science.
  • 12:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Texas State Aquarium
    Program Name: Let's Talk Sharks
    Grade Level:  2-6
    Description: Students will observe sharks live from the Texas State Aquarium. We'll explore how a shark's skeleton, jaws, teeth, skin, and camouflage make them top predators. We'll also discuss why shark conservation is important, and what scientists are doing to help these mysterious animals.
  • 1:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Ohio History Connection
    Program Name: Pieces of the Past - An Introduction to Primary Sources
    Grade Level:  4-8
    Description: Your students will build their research skills as they learn the characteristics of primary and secondary sources and how to differentiate them. We’ll also examine a variety of artifacts and have your students determine whether or not these items are primary or secondary sources.
  • 2:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Michigan Science Center
    Program Name: Science Spectacular
    Grade Level:  K-6
    Description: Discover the wonderful world of science through interactive live demonstrations. Topics include: centripetal motion, air pressure, chemistry, electricity, and much more!
  • 3:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Pro Football Hall of Fame
    Program Name: Movement and Motion
    Grade Level:  1-8
    Description: 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.
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  • Track Two
  • 9:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Author Valerie Marsh
    Program Name: Earth Day Action Science: Learn How Long Litter Lives. Then Make a Trash Troll!
    Grade Level:  K-2
    Description: Ever wonder about the trash that just one Happy Meal creates? We 'dissect' one together to discover the answer! We learn sign language for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and then a song to go along! Then, make a Trash Troll with us!
  • 10:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Roper Mountain Science Center
    Program Name: RMSA Jr. Astronaut Training
    Grade Level:  1-5
    Description: Students will join Roper Mountain Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut Team where they will learn more about our Sun, the Star of our Solar System, and how technology enhances our knowledge about the Earth and the galaxy.
  • 11:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Sea Turtle, Inc.
    Program Name: Meet the Resident: Fred
    Grade Level:  K-12
    Description: Discover the story of Fred, the entangled sea turtle. Learn characteristics of Loggerhead sea turtles and ways you can help sea turtles in the wild. Program includes a Live visit from Fred!
  • 12:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: California Academy of Sciences
    Program Name: Spooktacular Skulls
    Grade Level:  3-5
    Description: 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 mystery skulls were predator or prey.
  • 1:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Brooklyn Academy of Music
    Program Name: Celebrate Senegal
    Grade Level:  1-11
    Description: Explore the culture of Senegal through this immersive virtual dance workshop. Led by experts in African dance, students will learn essential information about Senegal, and the continent of Africa. Focusing on Senegalese dance and indigenous songs, students will have an arts experience that gets them moving and singing with live drumming accompaniment. Students also have the opportunity to see a video of a professional company from Senegal perform a version of the same dance that the students will learn.
  • 2:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Maryland Historical Society
    Program Name: Pack It Up: What to Bring to Colonial America
    Grade Level:  3-8
    Description: What did the Colonists bring to the New World? During this program students will consider the choices early colonists made when deciding what supplies to bring to the New World, taking into account factors such as necessities for survival and resources available in America.
  • 3:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Royal Botanical Gardens
    Program Name: Pumpkins are Squash, but Squash aren't Pumpkins!
    Grade Level:  1-5
    Description: We decorate them, carve them and eat them, but what are pumpkins? How do they grow? What's the difference between a squash, a pumpkin and a gourd? Join Karin to explore this Squashy world and come with your questions.
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  • Track Three
  • 9:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Mote Marine Laboratory
    Program Name: Mote SEA Show
    Grade Level:  3-12
    Description: Join us in front of our 135,000 gallon shark habitat and learn all about the sea creatures at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Meet our STEM experts and get a closeup look at the science of sharks and the research technology we use to study marine life.
  • 10:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Greenville Zoo
    Program Name: Green Kingdom
    Grade Level:  1-2
    Description: Plants are all around us in more ways that we can imagine! Join us as we explore how plants are a vital part of life for us and for the animal world!
  • 11:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
    Program Name: Art Station: Titan
    Grade Level:  1-8
    Description: Your class is closer to Saturn than you think! Break out your art supplies and become a scientific illustrator. Capture your own investigations of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, just like other great scientists through history. Required: 1 piece of paper (orange), 1 black/dark pencil, 1 white/light colored pencil per participant.
  • 12:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
    Program Name: Creatures of the Night
    Grade Level:  K-5
    Description: Watch and discover the mysteries of the night, meeting wildlife that thrive when the lights go out. Explore up close how certain animals adapt in order to hunt and explore in the dark. Help uncover the secrets of those creatures of the night!
  • 1:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: The Royal Tyrrell Museum Of Palaeontology
    Program Name: Up Close and Palaeo Jr
    Grade Level:  K-9
    Description: Our Q&A program! A Science Educator will first introduce your students to the science of palaeontology. The remainder of the program is driven by our participants! Formulate questions directly related to your curriculum, or watch as your students are inspired by each other’s curiosity. Animations, images, video clips, and real fossils will complement our responses.
  • 2:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Manhattan School of Music
    Program Name: Singing Legends, Dancing Lions
    Grade Level:  K-5
    Description: Travel to the Far East for an exciting exploration of Chinese music traditions. Teaching artist Jing Yang reveals the secrets behind Beijing Opera and the Lion Dance with live music, engaging videos, learning Chinese words and characters, and more. A perfect program for classes looking for an enriching cultural journey.
  • 3:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Alaska SeaLife Center
    Program Name: Marine Mammals of Alaska
    Grade Level:  K-4
    Description: Observe the marine mammals here at the Alaska SeaLife Center and learn about how they are adapted for life in chilly subarctic waters! We'll compare and contrast the adaptations of seals, sea lions and sea otters.





Contact Tami Moehring, CILC Content Provider Liaison, 507-215-3705.