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CILC Virtual Expeditions

Give your students the opportunity to meet experts in the field, go behind the scenes and experience the BEST of CILC content provider programming! Consider Virtual Expeditions as your “taste test” in discovering the diversity of what we have to offer.


With a Virtual Expeditions Annual membership you are eligible to register for: 

  • The opportunity to participate in 10 programs (1 per month September to June) from Content Providers that normally charge a fee.
  • Each program will be delivered via Live Streaming and runs 30 minutes.
  • After the presentation there will be a time for participants to ask questions and get answers directly from the experts

The Virtual Expedition Annual membership is $75.00 per site. That is $7.50 a program! Check out the programs that will be available for the 2018-2019 School Year. Full line-up of programs coming soon! Check back as more programs are added!


This program would be highly recommned to other teachers. The students are highly interested in this program. - 5th Grade Teacher, Georgia

It was very helpful and students were engaged. This was a great way to incorporate technology and have a meaningful discussion with students about grade level content. - 5th Grade Teacher, California 

September 2018 

Marine Mammals of Alaska

Content Provider: Alaska SeaLife Center
Meet the seals and sea lions at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska! We’ll learn about specific adaptations that help these marine mammals survive in Alaska’s chilly waters.
Audience:  Grades 1-5 
Date: September 17, 2018
Time: 1pmEST


October 2018
Live Animal Program: Secrets to Survival in Ohio’s Habitats 

Content Provider: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Explore a variety of animals and their roles in the eastern North American forest ecosystem. The live mammals, birds and reptiles you’ll meet in our studio all have specific physical or behavioral adaptations allowing them to thrive in Ohio habitats.
Audience:  Grades 3-8 
Date: October 12, 2018
Time: 1pmEST


November 2018
Up Close and Palaeo Jr.

Content Provider: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is Canada’s only Museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. Situated in the Canadian badlands, the Museum houses one of largest displays of dinosaurs in the world. In this Distance Learning program, Up Close and Palaeo Jr., 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.
Audience:  Grades K-9 
Date: TBD
Time: 1pmEST


December 2018

Tusker Power!

Content Provider: University of Nebraska State Museum
Step Right Up! See the wild elephants who once freely roamed America’s heartland. Explore the changing world of these prehistoric pachyderms. Discover the amazing life record these giants left in their fossilized bones and teeth. Meet “Archie”, the world’s largest mounted mammoth. And along the way learn a bit about the science of paleontology, have time to ask a lot of questions, and end up wondering…..what made these giants go extinct??
Audience:  Grades K-12 
Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 1pmEST


January 2019

Wild Wanders's 

Content Provider: Greenville Zoo
Would you like to visit the Greenville Zoo but can’t get here? This program will take you on a virtual tour of the Greenville Zoo from the comfort of your own home! Students will get the opportunity to view one of the following Treks African Trek, Asian Trek, South American Trek, or Farmyard Trek.
Audience:  Grade K-12 
Date: January 22, 2019
Time: 1pmEST


February 2019

Elephants LIVE!  

Content Provider: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Join us live from North America’s largest indoor elephant quarters, home to six African elephants. After an enormous rescue operation brought them from Swaziland, these elephants found refuge in Omaha, Nebraska. Discover what makes these giant animals massively unique, and why it is colossally important that we work to conserve them in the wild.
Audience:  Grades K-5 
Date: February 8, 2019
Time: 1pmEST


March 2019

Dolphins 101

Content Provider: Dolphin Research Center
Dive into the fabulous world of dolphins with Diva to learn the answers to the most commonly asked question about her and her friends!
Audience:  Grades K-6 
Date: March 6, 2019
Time: 1pmEST


April 2019

Make Earth Day Every Day 

Content Provider: California Academy of Sciences
Planet Earth is an incredible—and unique—place in our solar system. It is the only planet that supports a diverse system of life! Earth has been able to support and take care of both plants and animals, including humans. So, how do we humans take care of Earth just like it takes care of us?
Audience:  Grades 4-8 
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 1pmEST


May 2019

Let's Talk Turtles!

Content Provider: Sea Turtle Inc.
Discover the world of turtles! This program will cover the different types of turtles and their adaptations for the environment in which they live. This program will include live visits from our current resident turtles, along with our sea turtle patients in the hospital!
Audience:  Grade 3-6 
Date: May 30, 2019
Time: 1pmEST


June 2019

Virtual Zoology Lab: Flamingos

Content Provider: Texas State Aquiarum
Long legs, long necks, pink bodies… you guessed it, Flamingos! In this Zoology Lab, you will explore and discover what makes a flamingo so unique by using STEM process skills to observe flamingo adaptations and behaviors.
Audience:  Grade K-5 
Date: June 3, 2019
Time: 1pmEST




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