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Programs Available "By Request"

Most providers are able to schedule programs "by request" to fit your scheduling needs. If you see a program but it's not available on a date or time that is suitable contact that provider directly to coordinate other options.

SPOTLIGHT SESSIONS

A Veteran's Day Living History with Mr. Tracy Rowlett

Presented by Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Grades: 5-12

Cost: FREE

Date: November 10

Time: 10:00-10:50 CST


Help us celebrate veterans as our Oral Historian and Curator, Stephen Fagin, will interview Air Force Veteran and Journalist Tracy Rowlett. Mr. Rowlett was an award-winning Dallas/Fort Worth broadcast journalist for more than twenty-five years, working at ABC affiliate WFAA-TV (1974-99) and CBS affiliate KTVT-TV (2000-02). As a broadcaster for Armed Forced Radio and Television in Tripoli, Libya, in 1963, Rowlett broke news of the assassination in that part of the Middle East and continued reporting through President Kennedy’s funeral three days later.


RECORDING - Can't join us live on Nov. 10th? No problem! You will be sent a link to access the recording within three business days after the live program. The recording can be viewed anytime at your convenience with the registered class.

Mourning a President

Presented by Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Grades: 5-12

Cost: FREE

Date: November 17

Time: 9:30-10:20 CST


On the opening day of our special exhibit, Mourning a President, connect with us as our Educator and Curator of Collections give you a tour of this exhibit open through President's Day 2018.


Focused on the November 25, 1963 funeral and burial of President John F. Kennedy, Mourning a President explores how a grieving nation paid its respects. Elaborately planned over an intensive three-day time period, this was the country’s most momentous funeral since the burial of Abraham Lincoln.


This exhibit includes the 15-foot-long flag that flew at half-staff above the Senate Wing of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. along with the St. Matthew’s Cathedral funeral program, mass cards, eulogies, photos, film footage, funeral remembrances from around the world and notes from Jacqueline Kennedy about how the funeral was to be arranged.

FEATURED PROGRAMS

Let's Talk Sharks!

Texas State Aquarium

Grades: 3-5

Cost: $125 (15% off in November only)

Date: November 10

Times: 10:00-10:50, 11:00-11:50, 12:30-1:20 or 1:30-2:30 CST


Student’s will observe shark biofacts and explore how a shark’s skeleton, jaws, teeth, skin, and camouflage make them top predators. We will look at common shark species in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, as well as view our resident sharks live from the Texas State Aquarium. Discuss why shark conservation is important and what scientists and aquariums are doing to conserve these mysterious animals.


Contact aquavision@txstateaq.org to request programs on specific dates and times.


ATTENTION 15% OFF DURING NOVEMBER
Thank you for your continued support of our Aquavision Distance Learning programs! We would like to offer you discounted programs during the month of November. Schedule a distance learning program through Connect2Texas during November and receive 15% off of each program (program must be completed by Nov. 30th).

Math at the Zoo

Presented by Fort Worth Zoo

Grades: 3-5

Cost: $75

Dates: November 14, 15 or 16 & December 6 or 7

Times (CST): 9:00-9:45, 10:00-10:45 or 1:00-1:45 CST


Math is used every day at the Fort Worth Zoo! Come inside our park and see how statistics, percents, place value, and measurements are used for the care and well-being of our animals. Students will use actual data on our animals in this lesson. This interactive program includes a live animal presentation!


Contact abrooks@fortworthzoo.org to request this program on a specific date and time.

Aesop Storytelling Fables

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Grades: Prek-3

Cost: Free

Date: November 16

Times: 10:30-11:30 or 12:30-1:30 CST


Join Barbara Hailey, author, playwright, and Master Storyteller. She shares the story of an underdog who sought to bring joy to the lives of all. The stories of Aesop are inspirational. Aesop is a stirring storytelling experience that is sure to spread wisdom and inspire hearts and minds! This is a perfect time to reflect on the joy of storytelling. Aesop’s stories give the gifts of understanding and happiness to all!


RECORDING - Can't join us live on Nov. 11th? No problem! You will be sent a link to access the recording within three business days after the live program. The recording can be viewed anytime at your convenience with the registered class.

Let's Talk Turkey

Texas Wildlife Association

Grades: K-8

Cost: Free

Date: November 16

Times: 9:00-9:45, 10:15-11:00, 12:30-1:15 or 2:00-2:45 CST


This interactive presentation introduces students to fun facts about one of our state's most fabulous birds: THE WILD TURKEY! We will discuss turkey anatomy, adaptations, and habitat as well as the various "calls" or vocalizations that turkeys make to communicate.

Critter Roundup: Squirrel School

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Grades: Prek-2

Cost: Free

Date: November 16 & December 14

Times: 9:00-9:30, 10:15-10:45, 12:30-1:00 or 1:45-2:15 CST


Park Ranger Katelyn Juenger from Cooper Lake State Park will be teaching squirrel school! Learn more about our East Texas squirrels and the not so carefree lives they live. We will also talk about the adaptations they have to help them compete with the other wildlife in the park and discover the important role they play in our environment.

REMINDERS

Day of the Dead - Mexico (Grades 5-8)

Cost: $65 (includes materials)

Dates/Times: (also available by request)
October 30 2:00-2:45 CST

October 31 12:00-12:45 CST


Humorous Poetry - REGISTRATION DEADLINE OCT. 27

Grades: 3-8

Cost: Free

Date: November 2

Times: 10:30-11:30 or 12:30-1:30 CST

RECORDING - Can't join us live on Nov. 2nd? No problem! You will be sent a link to access the recording within three business days after the live program. The recording can be viewed anytime at your convenience with the registered class.


Story Time at the Zoo

Grades: Prek-2

Cost: $75

Dates/Times: (also available by request)

November 16 10:00-10:30 CST
December 5 11:30-12:00 CST
December 6 1:00-1:30 CST
December 7 10:00-10:30 CST


STEM in Action: Scribblebots
Grades:
4-8

Cost: $140 (includes materials to build scribblebots)

Dates: November 1, 3, 15, 17, 29 or 30

Times (CST): see schedule or by request available


Find Your Place in a State Park

Grades: Prek-2

Cost: Free

Date: November 9

Times: 9:00-9:30, 10:15-10:45, 12:30-1:00 or 1:45-2:15 CST


Animal Encounters: Prickly Porcupines - REGISTRATION DEADLINE NOV. 7

Grades: K-8

Cost: Free

Date: November 14

Times: 9:00-9:45, 10:15-11:00, 12:30-1:15 or 2:00-2:45 CST

RECORDING - Can't join us live on Nov. 14th? No problem! You will be sent a link to access the recording within three business days after the live program. The recording can be viewed anytime at your convenience with the registered class.

FEATURED PROVIDER

Don Harrington Discovery Center

Explosions, melting metal and fire eating? It's all in a day's work at the Don Harrington Discovery Center! Serving our five-state region since 1976, DHDC is an interactive, hands-on science learning center which hosts over 80,000 participants through our Education Program each year.


Our distance learning sessions feature our Science Live! shows and Guest Lectures from our Executive Director and paleontologist Dr. Aaron D. Pan. Science Live! shows are hour-long edu-tainment events bursting with hair-raising demonstrations and explosive results, live-streamed into your classrooms and auditoriums in spectacular high definition. Funny, engaging and jam-packed with learning, Science Live! will leave your students cheering for more!


All of our education programs align with both the TEKS and NGSS, and a cross-curricular Correlation Chart is available to view with each and every program we offer.


Current program options include:

Science Live Series -

  • Chemical Reactions

  • Critters Live!

  • KABOOM!

  • Science Below Zero

  • Sciencepalooza

  • Unseen Forces: Physics at Work

  • Weather Wonders

Lecture Series -

  • Fossil Finders (K-5)

  • Dino Disaster: Where did the Dinosaurs Go? (K-3)

  • Grasslands of the World (5-8)

  • Biomes & Biodiversity (6-8)

  • Careers in Science: Paleontology (K-12)

  • Christmas Tree Science (K-5)

  • Conifers (4-12)


Contact jnoble@dhdc.org to request a program on a specific date and time.

Content Disclaimer
The views and opinions expressed are those of the contributing members of Connect2Texas and do not necessarily represent the views of the Education Service Center Region 11. While some content is deemed appropriate for various curriculum standards used by viewers nationwide, most content providers make an effort to tie their content to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

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