• Educator with stuffed penguin
    Academy Eductors connecting students around the world, virtually!
  • Classroom view of Earth Day program
    Classroom view of Earth Day program
  • Macaw team
    2 biologists + 2 educators = 1,000 students learning about the Academy's Macaws
  • Special Live Events: Chat with Canopy Meg
    Special Live Events: Chat with Canopy Meg
  • Special Live Event in the classroom
    Special Live Events in the classroom
  • Educator with Crocodile skull
    Special Live Events: Spooktacular Skulls
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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 8th 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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2018-2019 Schedule:

Special Live Events do book up in advance. Registration for Spring events will open December 1st.

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Spooktacular Skulls

Spooktacular Skull

Come face to face with spooktacular skulls ranging in size from a bat to a bear—and even bigger!

Dates: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
This program will be broadcasted three times on this date
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET), 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET) &11:10am PT (2:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 3rd - 5th grade

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Art Inspiring Action, CalCoast as your Muse

CalCoast Symons

Join us to find your own artistic inspiration as we dive into exploring the creativity and action of other artists throughout time.

Dates: (K-3rd) Wednesday, November 14, 2018
            (4th-8th) Thursday, November 15, 2018
For each date, the program will be broadcasted two times.
Times:
9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 30 minutes for K-3rd 45 minutes for 4th-8th
Target Audience: K - 8th grade

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Tour of the Night Sky

Telescope

Has your class ever wondered if that shiny star is actually a planet? Ask our planetarium expert!

Dates: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
This program will be broadcasted twice.
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade

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Science Storytime: Pierre the Penguin

Pierre the Penguin book

January 18th is Penguin Awareness Day! We will celebrate by reading about one of the Academy's most famous residents, Pierre the penguin!

Dates: Friday, January 18, 2019
This program will be broadcasted three times on this date
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET), 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET) & 11:10am PT (2:10pm ET)
Duration: 30 minutes
Target Audience: TK - 2nd grade

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Spot that Bird

Snow Egret

Join as we build skills for spotting birds!

Dates: Thursday, February 7, 2019
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
Target Audience: 3rd - 6th grade

Registration opens December 1st

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Let's Chat About Weather and Climate

Weather patterns from space

Is there a difference between weather and climate? Join us as we explore these phenomena.

Dates: Thursday, March 21, 2019
This program will be broadcasted two times on this date
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) & 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 4th - 8th Grade

Registration opens December 1st

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Scientist's Scoop: Make Earth Day Every Day

NASA Earth image

Take on the role of Planet Heroes as we challenge ourselves to design and implement solutions to benefit wildlife, ecosystems, and global communities through one surprising avenue: our food systems!

Dates/Times: This program will be broadcasted two times on each date
Friday, April 19, 2019 @ 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) & 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Monday, April 22, 2019@10:10am PT (1:10pm ET) & 11:10am PT (2:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 4th - 8th grade

Registration opens December 1st

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Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors - Oh My!

NASA asteroid belt

Take on the role of an astronomer by using hands-on models to explore "small bodies" in our solar system, and take a guided virtual tour.

Dates: Friday, May 10, 2019
This program will be broadcasted three times on this date
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) & 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 3rd - 8th grade

Registration opens December 1st

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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 Bakar; E. Richard Jones Foundation; and Wendy W. Kwok.