Keeping busy, educated and entertained
Resources from some of our educational partners can not only help pass the time, but really make the most of it. If you would like to be added to this list, send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From our Members
Career in STEM
Career in STEM as a resource for parent of middle and high school students. 50% off Career in STEM Explorer with 100+ virtual job shadows, downloadable info sheets in English and Spanish, and fun career-focused online activities to test drive exciting STEM careers! The Career In STEM Explorer is everything teens need to find the perfect STEM career, all in one place. Used by over 1 million middle and high school students annually – details here. Use coupon code COVID at checkout to take an additional 25% off sale price.
JASON is free for all CT public schools. It offers a wide range of resources in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) which include videos, articles with read-to-me functionality, hands-on activities (including activities at home with household supplies), games, photo galleries, and more. Visit www.jason.org/ct or connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @JASONLearningSTEM
Mystic Aquarium is inviting emails or letters to their staff or animals. Be a pen pal with a penguin; send a letter and hear back. Enjoy a view from inside the aquarium with videos shared on social media @MysticAquarium, such as the staring game between a baffled sea lion to a large lizard. A live stream is broadcast from the penguin habitat. Mystic Aquarium also has STEM educational programs and downloadable coloring and activity sheets.
Mystic Seaport Museum
Visit stories.mysticseaport.org for a catalog of videos around the museum on many topics. Check our their social media @MysticSeaport for new content as well. There is also a special section for educators with information and resources.
Educators at the marine science institute are working on online content. Check in on social media on Facebook and Instagram @projectoceanology.
Other Online Opportunities
Audible is offering free audio books for its littlest learners to teens and beyond while schools are closed.
Virtual School Activities has a growing list of museums, zoos, parks, even castles and safaris offering virtual tours.