• 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
  • Students watching a live streaming event
    Students Touring the Night Sky in a December's Special Live Event
  • Educator with Crocodile skull
    Special Live Events: Spooktacular Skulls

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.






2018-2019 Schedule:

Special Live Events do book up in advance.


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
Monday, April 22, 2019@10:10am PT (1:10pm ET) & 11:10am PT (2:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 4th - 8th grade


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


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.