We're working hard to provide our community with educational classes, curricula, and materials online (and for download) while the museum is closed. In partnership with Kingdom Access Television, we'll be providing innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming that reaches even those with limited Internet acess.
Find What You Need To Join Us Online
Our classes are available to you FREE and on demand when you want them. Find all classes on our YouTube channel or Kingdom Access Television. Our LIVE classes can also be joined via Zoom, details here.
Are you a teacher or community organization with a request to have our educators join you and your students for a FREE LIVE class? Contact Leila Nordmann. Our classes are produced in partnership with:
DIY Home Projects VT with Chris Kurdek (Thursdays, 1:00 PM)
Join a rotating cast of museum educators for a new project to do at home as a family. Each week on Thursday at 1 PM, our team will present a new do-it-yourself (DIY) project you can do at home in Northern Vermont and New Hampshire. This class is open to the public, adults and students alike.
Ask a County Forester with Ethan Tapper (Thursdays, 11:00 AM)
This class is ideal for Grades 7-8. Have you ever wondered how trees and forests work, or how we can manage them responsibly? Join Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper each week to answer your questions about trees, forests and forest management.
Outdoors with Bobby Farlice-Rubio (Wednesdays, May 27 & June 10)
Join Bobby Farlice-Rubio as he takes you on a field trip outdoors and explores the ecology, history, and interesting facts about our region. Watch to the end of the video with Bobby Farlice-Rubio before setting out on your own outdoor adventure.
Mount Washington Observatory Presents the Science of Tornadoes (Wednesdays at 3:00 PM)
Ideal for Grades 3-8 (adult weather lovers also welcome). Join weather observers from the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire as they dive into one of the most exciting types of weather phenomena: Thunderstorms. Each week for the month of May, Mount Washington Observatory meteorologists explore thunderstorm development, lightning and lightning safety, squalls, derechos, supercells and tornadoes. If you’d like to submit a question to be answered during a program, send your question ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Inside the Fairbanks Museum with Beau Harris and Hannah Buckner (Fridays at 1:00 PM)
Join Science Educator Hannah Buckner and Director of Collections Beau Harris as they take you inside the now closed Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium. They'll show you a new exhibit each Friday at 1 PM and then tell you exciting stories about it. This class is open to the public, adults and students alike.
Life in the Forest with Vermont Land Trust's Katherine Hancock (Fridays at 11:00 AM)
Ideal for 3-5 grades. Join us each Friday at 11:00 AM to learn with Katherine Hancock at Vermont Land Trust’s Bluffside Farm about what makes forests special in Vermont. In this series, you’ll investigate the forest as a whole and the unique parts of trees and forest life that often go unnoticed.
Bobby Farlice-Rubio (Thursdays at 2:30 PM) Live & Mark Breen (Tuesdays at 2:30 PM) Pre-Recorded starting June 2
Miss visiting the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium to learn about the night sky in our region? Want help stepping into the back yard and pondering the cosmos while you're at home? Join a world-class astronomy presenter each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 PM. We'll be using the FREE open-source software Stellarium (https://stellarium.org/) to teach you about the night sky. This class is open to the public, adults and students alike. Watch on our YouTube channel or join LIVE via Zoom below.
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2. Take Part by Telephone
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Are you a teacher or educator?
Most of our classes are now pre-recorded but you can request our educators to teach (or join) a class just for your students for FREE on Zoom. Contact Leila Nordmann to book a museum or planetarium class LIVE on Zoom for your group today!
Want to join one of our "What's Up, Tonight's Skies" shows?
Each week we broadcast a select few live classes during which we ask our audience to interact and ask questions of our presenters. Check for Zoom login details in our LIVE Classes section.
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Like What You're Seeing? Please Consider Donating
The Fairbanks Museum just received a $20,000 challenge—every gift will be doubled during this appeal. If you like what we are offering online, please consider supporting our programs by making a small donation. You can find out how to donate and become a museum member here.