• 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.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events for Fall 2017

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

Scientist's Scoop: The Great North American Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse with corona

COMPLETELY BOOKED!

Don't worry, you can still explore our educational resources for the upcoming Solar Eclipse on August 21! Check out our recorded webinar to learn how to engage students to explore the phenomenon of a solar eclipse, and find a folder of classroom-ready materials.

Asteriods, Comets, and Meteors - Oh My!
Small objects in our solar system

Celebrate Astronomy Day, as we use hands-on models to explore asteroids and comets in this out of this world program!

Date: Friday, September 29th
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET), or, 10:30am PT (1:30pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade

Penguins: Wings, Beaks, and Feathers, Oh My!
Biologist Amy feeding penguins

Celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day as we waddle like penguins!

Date: Friday, October 13th
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 11:10am PT (2:10pm ET)
Duration: 30 minutes
Target Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Language: Enlish Only

Pingüinos: ¡Alas, picos, plumas, vaya!
Biologist Amy feeding penguins

Celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day as we waddle like penguins!

Date: Friday, October 13th
Time: 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 30 minutes
Target Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Language: Spanish Only

Spooktacular Skulls
Crocodile Skull

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

Dates: Friday, Oct 27th; Monday, Oct 30th; and Tuesday, Oct 31st
This program will be broadcasted twice on Oct. 27th & 31st.
Times: 9:00am PT (12:00pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Target Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade

Art Inspiring Action, CalCoast as your Muse
California coast

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

Dates: Grades K-3: Thursday, Nov. 30th or Friday, Dec. 15th
            Grades 4-12: Wednesday, Nov. 8th or Friday, Dec. 1st
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade or 4th - 12th Grade
 

Food Choices the Environment Will Love You For
healthy food

Design solutions to benefit Earth's ecosystems through our food choices!

Date: Thursday, November 9th
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 4th Grade - 12th Grade
 

Dive into a Lagoon with Rays and Their Friends that Live There
phillipines lagoon

Go on a virtual expedition to the Philippines, just as Academy scientists do.

Dates: Thursday, December 7th
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
 

Tour of the Night Sky
telescope

Join a lively conversation with an astronomy educator and let your class discover what's so special about the planets we observe in the winter night sky.

Dates: Thursday, December 21st
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade

How Will Your Students Interact With Us?

Via a Webcam

Students get to be on camera and talk directly with the expert. Space is limited for this option, and you'll need to get media waivers signed!

Via a Chat Box

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

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; Wendy W. Kwok; and Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.