April 2020

Liv Grant | On the Trail of the Ultramarine Lorikeet

Liv Grant is a biologist and wildlife filmmaker who has led an expedition to one of the most remote islands in the South Pacific, where she studied a vanishingly rare and stunningly beautiful parrot called the Ultramarine Lorikeet. Along the way she swam through shark infested waters, was marooned on an uninhabited island and filmed a cultural festival. Liv is passionate about protecting our most fragile ecosystems and figuring out how to get people excited about conservation. ...
01 Apr
10:00 am - 10:45 pm

FOLD Academy Kids

Free registration required. A story-telling adventure with a stay-at-home activity presented by the Festival of Literary Diversity. ...
01 Apr
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Henry and the Chalk Dragon Read-Aloud

Author Jennifer Trafton is going to be on her Facebook page, reading a chapter of Henry every morning at 11 am ET (except Sundays). The live video will stay up on her page, so even if you can't join her at 10, you can still tune in later in the day. ...
01 Apr
11:00 am - 11:20 am

Mummy Makers with Penn Museum

Ever wonder how and why the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead? Learn how to be an ancient Egyptian embalmer and prepare Mr. Ulysses Penn for his journey to the afterlife! Using fabricated mummies, students will explore mummification through each step of the process including brain removal, evisceration, desiccation, and wrapping. Students will also investigate the religious significance of mummification. ...
01 Apr
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kristen Lear | Bat Biologist

Kristen Lear is a bat conservationist and environmental educator. She got her start in bat conservation at age 12, when she built and installed bat houses for her Girl Scout Silver Award project. Since then, she has traveled the world, including the US, Australia, and Mexico, to learn how to protect endangered bats and to share her passion with the public. In this session, Kristen will provide a glimpse into the world of bats, sharing some specialized research equipment and providing hands-on tips for how students can build their own bat houses and contribute to bat conservation in their own backyards. ...
01 Apr
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Peter Reynolds Read Aloud

Peter Reynolds, Author & Illustrator of The Dot, Ish, and more, is reading aloud each weekday on his Facebook page. ...
01 Apr
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Wonder Read Aloud

Hello Wonders! I'm so happy with the response to my plans for a WONDER read aloud! Here's a quick update. Start date: Wednesday, March 25 When: Every weekday (until we finish the book) Time: 12pm-12:45pm EST Platform: Twitter LIVE ...
01 Apr
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Sharks with Ocean Wise

One of the most successful and misunderstood fish in the sea, Sharks have survived for over 400 million years thanks to their incredible adaptations. They are found all over the world, and at every level of the food chain. Challenge misconceptions and discover with your participants the wide diversity of sharks. Learn why they are important for the ocean, and how our choices affect the survival of sharks all around the world. ...
01 Apr
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Toucan Rescue Ranch

Join us live from the Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica!!! We'll learn all about the two and three fingered sloths and meet some of the incredible animals they're rehabilitating. At TRR they have focused on care, rehabilitation, and release of national wildlife since 2004. TRR provides sanctuary while giving treatment, rehabilitation, and when possible, release to their natural environment. They specialize in toucans, sloths, and owls, however, we have a large array of wildlife from weasels, porcupines, cats, kinkajous, parrots, and so forth. ...
01 Apr
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. ...
01 Apr
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

MakeCode: Beginner Minecraft

If you have access to Minecraft: Education Edition at home, learn how to programmatically spawn mobs, control robots, and build structures! Peli, a member of the MakeCode Team will take you through some beginner-level coding tutorials. ...
01 Apr
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Draw & Paint Along with Patty

HAPPY NEWS! I'm continuing my free draw-along series for your kids this Monday through Friday!Because we all need a bit of color and sparkle in our lives. This week's Draw & Paint Along features simple, happy projects for kids of all ages. ...
01 Apr
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Gemina Garland-Lewis | Photographer and Eco-Health Researcher

Gemina Garland-Lewis is a Seattle-based photographer, EcoHealth researcher, and National Geographic Explorer with experience in over 30 countries across six continents. Both her photography and research explore the myriad connections between humans, animals, and their shared environments. She is passionate about integrating the worlds of visual storytelling and research to develop new ways of communicating social and environmental issues to broader audiences and building unique platforms for education and outreach. ...
01 Apr
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Marine Mammal Adaptations – Alaska Sea Life Centre

How are so many animals able to live in cold Alaskan waters? Students will discuss which marine mammals in Alaska rely on blubber to stay warm, and which rely on thick fur and other adaptations. Observations of animal morphology and behavior aid their discoveries. Featured are: Steller sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, walruses, polar bears, and whales. ...
01 Apr
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

MakeCode: Beginner Arcade

Learn the basics of game development with Peli, a member of the MakeCode Team who will take you through some beginner-level coding tutorials. ...
01 Apr
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SciComm Story Time | Nick Underwood

Nick is a West Virginia born, raised, and schooled aerospace engineer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Hurricane Hunters. Since 2016, Nick has served as an aircrew member aboard NOAA’s fleet of research aircraft supporting a number of science missions including Arctic sea ice surveys, marine mammal surveys, atmospheric river reconnaissance, and hurricane research and reconnaissance. ...
01 Apr
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Ocean Plastic – Ocean Wise

Plastic is everywhere and incredibly valuable to humans… but it should not be disposable. More than 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans every year – that is the same as one dump truck a minute. Moreover, there is something very simple we can all do every day to help reduce the plastic problem. Join an Ocean Wise Educator at the Vancouver Aquarium on brainstorming how to tackle the problems! ...
01 Apr
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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