• Educator with stuffed penguin
    Academy Educators connecting students around the world, virtually!
  • Teachers sharing their livestream in their virtual classroom.
    Teachers can share our livestreams in their own virtual classrooms.    ©@aweblossm88
  • Classroom view of Earth Day program
    Classroom view of our Earth Day program.
  • Educator with Crocodile skull
    Academy educators can bring real skulls into your virtual classroom.
  • Teacher sharing virtual livestream
    Students participating in the Spooktacular Science livestream series. ©@baughamjennee
  • Webinar on Teacher whiteboard
    From our Waddle Like a Penguin livestream ©@rockets150
  • Educator teaching outside
    Academy Educator teaching outside among the Redwoods

Connect virtually with Academy educators from your home or classroom! Distance Learning livestreams bring our experts, animals, and collections to students over the internet—and all programs remain free of charge during the pandemic.

Free livestreams for K-8 students nationwide

Academy educators holding puppets used in Distance Learning programs.

Our programs are open to all K-8 students wherever they are set up to engage in remote learning this year—be that in a classroom, at home, in a learning pod, or at a community learning hub.

Each livestream is a lesson taught by professional educators, which is broadcast for free to YouTube. Events feature hands-on activities or kinesthetic movement that students can do at home while tuning in. Teachers or adult guardians must register in advance for their student(s) to participate.


Will there be programs during the 2021-2022 school year??

YES!! We will be using the summer to cook up some great FREE programming for next school year!

In the meantime, you can use the recordings from this past school year, as we won’t be hosting any livestreams in June or July.

To get word in your inbox when programs launch in the Fall, sign up for our Educator E-news!

From our Distance Learning team to you, have a safe and restful summer break.


Recordings from this school year

Click on a program title and then on the "Recording" tab of the program website.







Who participates in Distance Learning from the Academy?

Map of the schools in the United States who participated in Distance Learning programs from 2014-2020.

Classrooms, libraries, and homeschool families have connected with our educators. We've served groups from around the county, and have even delivered programs to students abroad!


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.

Connecting Since 2014
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