• Classroom view of Earth Day program
    Classroom view of Earth Day program
  • Special Live Events
    Special Live Events connecting students to the Academy virtually!
  • Special Live Event in the classroom
    Special Live Events in the classroom
  • Special Live Events: Planets in the Night Sky
    Special Live Events: Planets in the Night Sky
  • Special Live Events: Skulls! Halloween Edition
    Special Live Events: Skulls! Halloween Edition
  • Special Live Events: Chat with Canopy Meg
    Special Live Events: Chat with Canopy Meg
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Jump into the Philippine Coral Reef tank with a diver, observe the night sky with an expert on astronomy, or visit an animal care room with a biologist. 

Free, Interactive, Online Programs for Student Groups

Special Live Events are free programs open to all schools, homeschool groups, afterschool programs, and other organizations that serve students in kindergarten to 12th grade. We suggest that you only sign up for programs that match the targeted age group of your students. 

Because of the interactive nature of these programs, we recommend combining no more than 2 classes per program reservation.

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events for Winter and Spring 2018

Special Live Events are announced on an ongoing basis. Check back periodically for newly announced programs.

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Scientist's Scoop: How did Canopy Meg get her name?

Meg Loweman in her element

Academy Scientist Dr. Meg Lowman will give us the scoop on how she got her many nicknames, including “Canopy Meg.”

Date: Wednesday, February 28th
Time: 9:10am PST (12:10pm EST) or 10:30am PST (1:30pm EST)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 4th-12th grade

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Let's Chat About Weather and Climate

Weather clouds

Are weather and climate the same? Join Academy science educators as we explore these phenomena in two web chats.

Weather Web Chat Date: Thursday, March 15th
Climate Web Chat Date: Thursday, March 22nd
Each web chat will be broadcasted twice.
Time: 9:10am PDT (12:10pm EDT) or 10:30am PDT (1:30pm EDT)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 3rd-6th grade

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Scientist's Scoop: The secret life of a museum macaw

Blue and Yellow Macaw eating a walnut

Join us as Academy biologists gives us the scoop on what it's like to live at the Academy—if you are a Blue and Gold Macaw, that is!

Date: Thursday, April 12th
Time: 9:00am PST (12:00pm EST)
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: K-3rd grade

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Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors - Oh My!

Asteriod belt NASA

Join students around the country as they take on the role of working as an astronomer by using hands-on models to explore "small bodies" in our solar system, and will take a guided virtual tour.

Dates: Thursday, April 19th
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 3rd - 8th Grade

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Scientist's Scoop: Make Earth Day Every Day

Earth from space NASA

Celebrate Earth Day by designing solutions around human energy use to benefit Earth's ecosystems.

Dates: Friday April 20th & Monday April 23rd
This program will be broadcasted twice on each of the above dates.
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 4th - 8th Grade

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Penguins: Wings, Beaks, and Feathers, Oh My!

Penguin feeding

Join us to celebrate World Penguin Day with our South African Penguin Colony as we waddle like penguins!

Dates: Wednesday, April 25th
This program will be broadcasted three times on this date
Times:9:10am PT (12:10pm ET), 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET) or 11:10am PT (2:10pm ET)
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: Kindergarten - 2nd grade

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Science Storytime: Pierre the Penguin

Pierre the Penguin book cover

May is Children's Book Month. We will celebrate by reading about one of the Academy's most famous residents, Pierre the penguin!

Dates: Thursday, May 10th
This program will be broadcasted two times on this date
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: Kindergarten - 2nd grade

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Dive into a Lagoon with Rays and Their Friends That Live There

Philippines Lagoon

Go on a virtual expedition to the Philippines, just as Academy scientists do. Join us as we learn to make observations and ask questions like a scientist while watching a live stream of our sharks and rays lagoon.

Dates: Wednesday, June 6th
This program will be broadcasted two times on this date
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 3nd - 8th grade

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How Will Your Students Interact With Us?

Via a Chat Box

Students get to see and hear the Academy expert, and enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window.

It's a Snap!

All you'll need is a computer with an internet connection, speakers loud enough for your class to hear, and a display large enough for your class to see.

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Student Education Sponsors

We Thank Our Donors

Student Education programs and activities are generously supported by the Hearst Endowed Fund for Science Education; Barbara and Gerson Bakar; E. Richard Jones Foundation; and Wendy W. Kwok.