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Virtual Learning Archive

We're taking action to support the health and safety of every visitor and staff member. We're in close contact with school districts and health officials, and our decisions are based on the latest information to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect everyone in our communities. We're also 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 interactive programming that reaches even those with limited Internet acess.

 

Archive of Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Online Programs

Below please find an archive of past online Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium programs. Our classes take a number of different formats ranging from 15 minutes to one hour with live audiences and without. For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, we will provide these classes completely FREE. Please contact Drew Bush if you have any difficulty accessing materials or have questions.

The Fairbanks Museum just received a $20,000 challengeevery 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.

 

 

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Public Programs  PreKindergarten  Kindergarten-Second Grade  Grades 3-4  Grades 3-5  Grades 4-8 Grades 5-8 Grades 7-8

 

Public Programs

Wednesday, March 18, 2020: COVID-19 Update with Bobby Farlice Rubio (Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Science Educator) and Dr. Michael Rousse (Chief Medical Officer, Northern Vermont Regional Hospital)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020: COVID-19 Update with Bobby Farlice Rubio (Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Science Educator) and Laural Ruggles (Public Information Officer, Northern Vermont Regional Hospital)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020: "Outdoors" with Science Educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio

Wednesday, April 1, 2020: COVID-19 Update and Staying at Home with Bobby Farlice Rubio (Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Science Educator), Shawn Tester (Chief Executive Officer, Northern Vermont Regional Hospital), and Stan and April Zajko (A Danville School teacher and founder of April's Teaching Tree, respectively)

April Zajko's "Resources for Teaching Young Children At Home"

Stan Zajko's "Awesome Learning Resources"

Thursday, April 2, 2020: "DIY At Home Projects VT: How To Make Your Own Compost" with Director of Collections Beau Harris

Resouces and Links for Class

Friday, April 3, 2020: "From Inside the Fairbanks Museum" with Hannah Buckner and Beau Harris

Tuesday, April 7, 2020: "DIY At Home Projects VT: How To Make Your Own Compost Part 2" with Director of Collections Beau Harris

Resources and Links For Class

Tuesday, April 7, 2020: "What's Up, Tonight's Skies" with Bobby Farlice-Rubio

Wednesday, April 8, 2020: "Outdoors" with Science Educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio

 

 

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Saturday, March 21, 2020: "Saturday Storytime" with Science Educator Karina Weiss

Saturday, March 28, 2020: "Saturday Storytime" with Science Educator Karina Weiss

Friday, April 3, 2020: "Household Science for Preschool" with Balch Nature School Director Carolyn Guest

 

 

Kindergarten-to-Second Grade Programs

Monday, March 23, 2020: "At Home Science: Are You An Insect?" with Science Educator Leila Nordmann

Resouces and Links for Class

Monday, March 30, 2020: "At Home Science: Where to Search for Insects?" with Science Educator Leila Nordmann

Monday, April 6, 2020: "At Home Science: Starting Your Own Butterfly Garden?" with Science Educator Leila Nordmann

 

 

Grades 3-4 Programs

Tuesday, March 24, 2020: "Energy Antics" with Science Educator Michael Simoniello

Thursday, March 26, 2020: "Weather Lore" with Senior Meteorologist and Planetarium Director Mark Breen

 

 

Grades 3-5 Programs

Friday, March 26, 2020: "Vermont's Human Landscapes" with Science Educator Michael Simoniello
 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020: "Geometry in Nature" with Science Educator Michael Simoniello

Thursday, April 2, 2020: "Living in a Greenhouse I" with Science Educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio

 

 

Grades 4-8 Programs

Wednesday, March 25, 2020: "Introduction to Science Topics" with Science Educators Bobby Farlice-Rubio and Michael Simoniello

Monday, March 30, 2020: "The Need for Species" with Science Educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio

Wednesday, April 1, 2020: "Introduction to Science Topics" with Science Educators Bobby Farlice-Rubio and Michael Simoniello

Friday, April 3, 2020: "Freezing and Boiling" with Michael Simoniello

Monday, April 6, 2020: "What Are Genes, Mutants, and GMOs?" with Bobby Farlice-Rubio

 

 

Grades 5-8 Programs

Tuesday, March 24, 2020: "Introduction to Astronomy" with Planetarium Educator Hannah Buckner

Thursday, March 26, 2020: "The Weather Versus the Climate" with Meteorologist Chris Kurdek

Tuesday, March 31, 2020: "The Earth's Energy Balance" with Meteorologist Chris Kurdek

Tuesday, April 7, 2020: "Introduction to Astronomy" with Hannah Buckner

Tuesday, April 7, 2020: "Diving Deep Into Climate Change" with Science Educator Michael Simoniello

 

 

Grades 7-8 Programs

Friday, March 27, 2020: "How To Get A Rocket To Mars" with Planetarium Educator Hannah Buckner

Tuesday, March 31, 2020: "Lifespan of a Star" with Planetarium Educator Hannah Buckner

Thursday, April 2, 2020: "A Walk With the Planets" with with Senior Meteorologist and Planetarium Director Mark Breen

 

 

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.