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Spring Into Digital Learning Day, March 20th, 8:00am EST to 4:00pm EST

Join the CILC Pinnacle Education Collaborative (PEC) for a day of intergenerational, exciting educational programming. All programs are FREE! Every hour from 8:00am EST to 4:00pm EST CILC Content Providers will be providing 30 minutes of programming followed by 15 minutes of Q & A time from the audience. Look below and register for either 1 track or all. You can join us for 1 event or all events and drop in and out throughout the day. 

  • PEC Spring Fling 2018
  • Track One
  • 8:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
    Program Name: Beyond Dinosaurs
    Description: We love our dinos, but we have so much more. Come explore our new live animal, archeaology and Egypt programs.
    Grade Level: gr. K-8
  • 9:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Sea Turtle Inc.
    Program Name: Sea Turtle Rescue/Rehabilitation
    Description: Join us at a sea turtle rescue center in South Texas to learn about injuries and threats facing endangered sea turtle and what Sea Turtle Inc. is doing to help! Speak with a marine biologist about ocean conservation and visit with LIVE SEA TURTLE patients during your tour of our hospital.
    Grade Level: gr. K-Adult
  • 10:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Kings County Office of Education
    Program Name: The Journey of Milk
    Description: Learn about the life of a dairy cow, the importance of proper nutrition and digestion, past and present milk processing methods and where the diary products we have grown to love come from.
    Grade Level: gr. K-5
  • 11:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Denver Museum of Nature & Science 
    Program Name: Art Station: Titan
    Description: Your class is closer to Saturn than you think! Break out your art supplies and merge space science and scientific illustration in Art Station: Titan. Capture your own investigations of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, just as other great scientists have done through history. Supplies Required: 1 piece of paper (orange preferred) and 1 dark pencil (black suggested) and 1 light colored pencil (white suggested).
    Grade Level: gr. 1-8
  • 12:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: California Academy of Sciences
    Program Name: Penguins: Wings, Beaks, Feathers Oh My!
    Description: Penguins don't fly, but they still share features with all birds: Wings, a Beak, and Feathers, Oh My! Learn how the unique adaptations of African Penguins help them to survive in their ocean habitat. Waddle and swim like a penguin while observing our live penguin colony. Then, an Academy staff will answer student questions about these amazing birds! 
    Grade Level: gr. K-3
  • 1:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
    Program Name: Try This At Home! 
    Description: We'll showcase interactivescience activities that your students can replicate at home. We'll also show off demonstrations involving dry ice and liquid nitrogen!
    Grade Level: gr. K-Adult
  • 2:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: University of Nebraska State Museum
    Program Name: Tusker Power! 
    Description: Holy Ancient Elephants! Come meet the ancient pachyderms who once roamed the North American continent. Coming live from our Elephant Hall gallery you will meet the worlds tallest mounted mammoth. Then as we make our way around our gallery of ancient elephants we will explore the science and stories left behind in the fossils of these gentle giants. Adults, kids and everyone in between will enjoy this unique parade of elephants. 
    Grade Level: gr. K-Adult
  • 3:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Alaska SeaLife Center
    Program Name: Seabirds of Alaska
    Description: Meet the puffins, murres, guillemots & sea ducks at the Alaska SeaLife Center. We'll learn about the birds' adaptations for survival in Alaska's chilly ocean waters.
    Grade Level: gr. K-5
  • 4:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Fizzics Education (Australia)
    Program Name: Talk with an Aussie - Culture and History of Australia
    Description: Australia, up and close! We'll discuss history, money, geography, culture, time zones, animals, food and more. This session will be driven by questions from students - have a think about some questions before you come along!
    Grade Level: gr. K-Adult
  • PEC Spring Fling 2018
  • Track Two
  • 8:00 AM EST 
    Content Provider: The Actors Company
    Program Name: The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin
    Description: Visit with Dr. Ben to learn and be inspired by his exciting life and work in 1700s America as a writer, printer, inventor & scientist, postmaster & philanthropist, patriot & diplomat. Ask questions about Franklin or any of our historical and literary character-based programs
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 9:00 AM
    Content Provider: Roper Mountain Science Center
    Program Name: Roper Mountain Jr Astronaut
    Description: During this program students will join Roper Mountain Space Agency's Junior Astonaut Team where they will learn about our Sun and how technology enhances our knowledge about the Earth, moon, planets, and stars. Students will learn about satellites, telescopes, and the International Space Station. This program is designed to get students excited about Space and the possibilities for the future.
    Grade Level: 1–3rd
  • 10:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Mote Marine Laboratory
    Program Name: Sharks Alive!
    Description: This lesson shows shark husbandry and training and then looks at research technology. We end with a Q & A session.
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 11:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: HistoryConnects from the Virginia Historical Society
    Program Name: Finding the Real Pocahontas
    Description: This program will examine some of the many depictions of Pocahontas over time, including the one depiction made in person. Students will learn how to interpret images as primary sources and determine which depiction is the "real" Pocahontas.
    Grade Level: gr. 4-8
  • 12:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Inspired Classroom
    Program Name: There’s a Bear in the Bathtub!
    Description: Why would a bear be in a bathtub? What would the soggy bruin be doing there? What bath toys would he like? Who might join in the fun? During this interactive distance learning event students will answer these seemingly silly questions. After hypothesizing, and sharing ideas, Inspired Classroom will share videos and pictures of actual ‘bears in bathtubs’ (or stock tanks, swimming pools, and springs). We will discuss a new study lead by biologist Dr. Mike Sawaya that helps to explain why, ‘There’s a Bear in the Bathtub!’ Students will need pencil and paper for this event.
    Grade Level: gr. 1-5
  • 1:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
    Program Name: Up Close & Palaeo Jr.
    Description: The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is Canada's only Museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology and houses one of largest displays of dinosaurs in the world. In this program, one of our experts will bring the science of palaeontology to life and answer your questions live. After an introduction to the science, a look at fossilization, a quick tour of the Museum, participants take over to ask their questions through the chat window. Animations, images, video clips, and real fossils will complement our responses.
    Grade Level: gr. K-9
  • 2:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
    Program Name: BodyWorks
    Description: See real human organ specimens and try doctors' exam room techniques to learn about several of your body systems.
    Grade Level: gr. 3-6
  • 3:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: McMillen Health
    Program Name: Magic of McMillen
    Description: Learn how McMillen can teach your students using real human plastinated organs, interactively teach your students about bullying, how drugs affect the body, nutrition and lots more. Featuring our Balance Your Act, Coughin' to Coffin and Don't Give My Any Bull programs.
    Grade Level: Adults
  • 4:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Shedd Aquarium
    Program Name: Live From Behind the Scenes
    Description: Take your grade K-8 students behind the scenes into Shedd's animal hospital, shark or penguin habitats - without leaving your school! Through our new Live Behind the Scenes prgram, Shedd experts, from trainers to veternarians, and animals will make a virtual visit to your classroom for a live interactive experience. Each session is uniqu because it is happening in real time as Shedd's experts do their daily work - with your students alongside them. 
    Grade Level: gr. K-8

Pinnacle Education Colloborate logoAuthors On Call Nonfiction Minute

Join the CILC’s iNK Think Tank award winning authors. All programs are FREE! Every hour and half hour from 9:00am EST to 4:00pm EST the iNK authors will be providing 15 minutes of Q & A time with the audience. Participants are required to read a short Nonfiction Minute written by the author they wish to talk with and are to join the author prepared with at least one good question related to their reading or other works by the author. All Nonfiction Minutes include an audio of the author reading as well as lesson plans in several subjects (T2T). 

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  • Track Three
  • 9:00 - 9:15 AM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Cynthia Levinson
    Program Name: Flu and the Constitution
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: Fault Lines in the Constitution; The Youngest Marcher; Watch out for Flying Kids
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult 
  • 9:30 - 9:45 AM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Heather Montgomery
    Program Name: Toxic Armpits?
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: How Rude! Real Bugs Who Won't Mind Their Manners; Unsolved Mysteries of Nature; Rattlesnakes
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 10:00 - 10:15 AM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Peggy Thomas
    Program Name: How to Take an Elephant's Temperature
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson; Farmer George Plants a Nation; Reptile Rescue
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 10:30 - 10:45 AM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Kerrie Hollihan
    Program Name: Isaac Newton's Wonder Years
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link 
    Top 3 Books: Issac Newton & Physics for Kids; In the Fields and Trenches - Young People of World War I; Reporting Under Fire - Women War Reporters over 100 Years
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 11:00 - 11:15 AM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Roxie Munro
    Program Name: Animals in Space
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: Rodent Rascals; Hatch!; Slithery Snakes
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult 
  • 11:30 - 11:45 AM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Jan Adkins
    Program Name: The Man Who Held Up Britain: A Superhero in a Supership
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: Bridges, From My Side to Yours; What If You Met a Cowboy; Bertha Takes a Drive
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 12:00 - 12:15 PM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Alexandra Siy
    Program Name: A Raindrop Quiz 
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: Voyager's Greatest Hits; Footprints on the Moon; Cars on Mars
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 12:30 - 12:45 PM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Andrea Warren
    Program Name: How to Interview a Historical Building
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story; Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps; Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 1:00 - 1:15 PM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Vicki Cobb
    Program Name: How to Extinguish a Fire with a Bag of Potatoe Chips 
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: Science Experiments You Can Eat; How Could We Harness a Hurricane?; What's the BIG Ideas? Amazing Science Questions for the Curious Kid
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 1:30 - 1:45 PM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Dorothy Patent
    Program Name: What's It Like, Being a Wolf
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone; Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners; Super Sniffers: Dog Dectives on the Job
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 2:00 - 2:15 PM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Jennifer Swanson
    Program Name: The Science Behin the Olympics
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up; Brain Games; Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 2:30 - 2:45 PM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Amy Nathan
    Program Name: A Flight to Remember
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: Yankee Doodle Gals: Women Pilots of World War II; Round Together: Take a Merry-Go-Round Ride into the Civil Rights Movement; Take a Seat - Make a Stand: The Story of Sarah Keys Evans
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 3:00 - 3:15 PM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Carla McClafferty
    Program Name: Near Death Experience of Football
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment; The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon; In Defiance of Hitler: The Secret Mission of Varian Fry
    Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult
  • 3:30 - 3:45 PM EST
    Nonfiction Author: Aline Alexander Newman
    Program Name: Percy the Cat
    Nonfiction Minute Reading: Reading Link
    Top 3 Books: Cat Tales; How to Speak Cat; How to Speak Dog Grade Level: gr. 3-Adult




Contact Tami Moehring, CILC Content Provider Liaison, 507-215-3705.

PEC Spring Fling Festival 2018