Virtual Learning

All homeschool classes make use of the Museum's incredible facility and collections.

All homeschool classes make use of the Museum's incredible facility and collections.

March 16, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

Our COVID-19 update with Science Educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio and Dr. Michael Rousse, Chief Medical Officer at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, is available online. They discussed the latest information about how the virus is affecting our communities, and what you can do. Take a look, and tune in Wednesdays at 1 PM for our COVID-19 updates.

While our doors are closed, we’re working on new ways to connect with you. Eye on the Sky meteorologists created remote broadcasting capabilities to keep delivering quality, in-depth forecasts. And our exhibit and collections specialists are sprucing up displays with new audiences in mind. The museum’s team of educators is preparing engaging science content delivered with the latest technology to keep everyone safe and informed. (Kingdom Access Television will also broadcast all of our online programs for those with low Internet access).

Our public programs that were planned for the coming weeks need to be rescheduled, and we’re working with partners to update our calendar.

We’re paying close attention to advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization as well as the Vermont Department of Health and New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. It’s our goal to keep our guests and staff safe and healthy.

Here are some tips to keep you friends and families healthy:

  • Use this time to go for a walk or hike while you minimize time in crowded spaces. It’s good for your body and soul.
  • Do what you can to help “high-risk” neighbors safe. Bring groceries or medical supplies and delver just inside their front door. Stay in contact by phone and email.
  • Help your neighbors in ways that keep everyone safe. Be sure to wash your hands and use disinfectant when you bring supplies.
  • Stock up on sealed, nonperishable foods.

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