Programs 2020-2021

BRUCE MUSEUM ART HISTORY GRADES 3-6

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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ROARING BROOK NATURE CENTER GRADES 3-6

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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CONNECTICUT HUMANE SOCIETYGRADES 4-12

We all love our pets, but there’s more to know about them than you ever imagined! The Connecticut Humane Society will teach you how to keep them safe, how to “speak” their language, how different breeds came to be, what kind of careers you can pursue to work with animals, and more. CHS is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty.

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The Discovery MuseumGRADES 3-5

The museum's mission is to engage, excite, and educate young scientists through programs that inspire wonder and ignite creativity as the foundation for a lifetime love of learning and discovery. It advocates for STEAM literacy and strives to provide a pathway for all learners to be empowered by knowledge and prepared for decision making in a technology-driven world.

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Dinosaur State Park GRADES

Dinosaur State Park is one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of about 750 early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.

Surrounding our Exhibit Center are more than two miles of nature trails and the Dinosaur State Park Arboretum, containing more than 250 species and cultivars of conifers, as well as katsuras, ginkgoes, magnolias and other living representatives of plant families which appeared in the Age of Dinosaurs.

Our Museum and programs present a bird’s-eye view of the preserved Mesozoic floodplain covered with tracks, dioramas of Triassic and Jurassic environments, collections of fossils, and interactive exhibits, and live animals.

We offer dinosaur track casting, guided nature walks, and shows throughout the summer and winter as the weather allows.

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Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, Inc. GRADES K-5

For 50 years Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut had been offering a diversity of hands-on experiential programs for school groups, the general public, and summer camp participants from across Connecticut. Our Mission is to inspire the appreciation and enjoyment of nature, through education and conservation, fostering a healthy environment and an improved quality of life.

We encourage you to get involved and learn what nature and ELCCT has to offer. Join us as we explore how different plants and animals change with the seasons.

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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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NextGen SmartyPants GRADES K-12

NextGen SmartyPants offers high-quality technology education programs for children and adults. From Kindergarten through High School, we help kids learn how to apply the math skills they learn in school every day. We teach classes in Robotics, Coding, Circuits, Engineering, and Studio Arts that are not only educational, but fun and engaging too. Our mission is to inspire our students’ sense of curiosity and foster their enthusiasm to want to learn more.

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SCIENCE MATTERS GRADES 5-12

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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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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