The EcoTarium offers interactive, educator-led programs aligned to current science standards. Children in prekindergarten through grade 8 can join an EcoTarium educator live on Zoom and engage in science explorations on topics such as Animal Adaptations and Understanding Weather.
EcoTarium also hosts virtual astronomy programs. With the help of the Digitarium SkyBox system and an EcoTarium educator, students can explore outer space without even leaving our atmosphere—or their classroom. They can take a Grand Tour of the Solar System, explore Stars and Constellations light-years away, and learn about the astronomical events happening in The Sky Tonight.
Or students can join one of EcoTarium’s talented zookeepers in a live Virtual Animal Encounter with a Mountain Lion, North American River Otter, or Red Fox.
The cost is $165 for a 45-minute program for 30 participants in a session.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in July.
Primer is a community built for ambitious youth to explore their interests together and compete in monthly competitions. Primer clubs offer passionate young people everything, from writing to game design.
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, has partnered with Exelon Foundation in championing science learning for high school students and in encouraging new thinking about the environment. Out-of-school-time providers are invited to develop a STEM Lab for the future aimed at tackling solutions to the environmental crisis, with a minds-on approach and hands-on science skills.