Programs 2017-2018


Integrate art and enhance visual literacy in your classroom! Through art-based learning and hands-on creative activities, the Bruce Museum will take students behind the canvas and provide art, history and science content from current exhibitions and permanent collections to strengthen students’ critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills

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Join Roaring Brook Nature Center for a year of real world science learning. This program presents high interest science lessons and activities that will reinforce skills and engage students in conversation and inquiry beyond their textbooks.

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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center GRADES TBD

Since 1946, the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic has provided visitors and community the opportunity to experience nature first hand whether in year-round programs for all ages and interests or through exploring over 10 miles of diverse trails among 17th century stone walls, woodlands, wetlands and brooks to enjoy views across the Mystic River and beyond that connect our main facility and Coogan Farm.

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Geography Connections GRADES 4-8

The Geography Connections program, a perennial favorite, introduces students to the globe through interactive and interesting articles about cities and countries around the world. Students learn about the world through culture, geographic themes, and mapping skills.

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The Institute for American Indian Studies GRADES 3-12

For over 40 years, our museum has dedicated itself to the preservation of and education about the complex cultures and deep history of Native peoples in Connecticut and throughout the Americas. Focusing on topics in social studies, language arts, and STEM, these articles will immerse your students in an understanding of diverse Native American cultures past and present!

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How much do your students know about new developments in science and how scientists work? This year-long NIE literacy program will stimulate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) beyond their textbooks. Presented by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

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Mystic Seaport Museum GRADES 4-8

Mystic Seaport Museum is an experiential education facility where students experience hands-on history and science in a vibrant setting. Our 19-acre Museum along the waterfront includes a recreated 19th-century coastal town, historic vessels and small boats, exhibit galleries, a renowned Planetarium, and much more! This year’s articles will feature information and activities related to maritime history, astronomy and navigation, and primary sources all found at Mystic Seaport Museum!

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Old Sturbridge Village GRADES 3-5

Make History at Old Sturbridge Village!

Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the everyday life of the people who lived in rural New England in the formative, first decades of our new nation. The Village provides an authentic, first-hand look at the often challenging and rapidly changing textures and rhythms of New England life in what were transformative years – 1790 to 1840.

Unlike traditional history museums, Old Sturbridge Village encourages students to put their hands on history and fully immerse themselves in America’s past. At the Village, everyone has the unique opportunity to see, hear, feel, smell, taste and experience early American history up close.

Old Sturbridge Village… So much more than a museum!

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Student News GRADES 6-12

FOX CT Student News, FSN, is a nationally recognized student-centered program designed to give students real-world experiences in multimedia journalism and production. The program is part of WTIC’s long term commitment to promote excellence in education for all children and youth and is free of charge to Connecticut middle and high schools.

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The Stock Market Game GRADES 4-12

Put your students on the floor of the Stock Exchange! This simulated financial literacy game will have students thinking, speculating, and calculating. Invest a hypothetical $100,000 over a ten-week period via online transactions. Compete in one of three divisions: Grades 4-6; Grades 7 and 8; Grades 9-12.

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