• Educator with Crocodile skull
    Special Live Events: Spooktacular Skulls
  • Students watching a live streaming event
    Students observing the motions in our Solar Sytems in a December's Special Live Event
  • 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
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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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2019-2020 school year schedule:

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Spooktacular Skulls

Deer Skull

Students will come face to face with spooktacular skulls ranging in size from a bat to a bear!

Dates: Wednesday Oct. 30th & Thursday Oct. 31st 2019
This program will be broadcasted two times on both dates
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) & 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 3rd - 5th grade

Registration will open August 1st!

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Art & Science: Nature as your Muse

Coastal painting by Gardner Symons

Your students will explore how nature inspires art, and make a scientific sketch.

Dates: Thursday Nov. 14th & Friday Nov. 15th 2019
This program will broadcast at two times on both dates
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) & 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 30 minutes
Target Audience: K-2ndgrade

Registration will open August 1st!

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Tour of the Night Sky

Constellation stick figures

Your students will become virtual space explorers who will examine what causes the predictable motions in the sky as observed from Earth.

Dates: Thursday Dec. 19th & Friday Dec. 20th 2019
This program will be broadcasted two times on both dates
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) & 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 3rd-6th grade

Registration will open August 1st!

 

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Spot That Bird

Snowy Egret

Students across the world will join together in a free online program as we build out skills for spotting birds!

Dates: Thursday Jan. 23 & Friday Jan. 24 2020
This program will be broadcasted two times on both dates
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) & 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 4th-5th grade

Registration will open December 1st!

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Penguins: Will You Be My Valentine?

Two African Penguins holding heart valentines

Celebrate Valentine's Day with our African penguins and the biologists who commit to their love and happiness.

Dates: Thursday February 13 & Friday February 14, 2020
This program will be broadcasted two times on both dates
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) & 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 30 minutes
Target Audience: K-2nd grade

Registration will open December 1st!

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Let's Chat About Weather and Climate

Clouds in a blue sky

Classes will connect with Academy educators to explore if weather and climate are really the same.

Dates: Thursday March 19 & Friday March 23, 2020
This program will be broadcasted two times on both dates
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) & 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 4th-6th grade

Registration will open December 1st!

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Make Earth Day Every Day

Earth looking at Asian continent

Celebrate Earth Day by designing solutions to benefit Earth's ecosystems and humans!

Dates: Wednesday April 22 & Thursday April 23 2020
This program will be broadcasted two times on both dates
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) & 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 4th-8th grade

Registration will open February 1st!

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Secret Life of a Museum Macaw

Blue and Yellow Macaw holding a nut

Your students will learn what it takes to care for two Macaws living at the Academy.

Dates: Wednesday May 20 & Thursday May 21, 2020
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET)
Duration: 30 minutes
Target Audience: 2nd-3rd grade

Registration will open February 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; and Wendy W. Kwok.