WCSU Covid-19 Information Fall 2021

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At Home Education

Educational websites to help support your child during school closures

Looking for educational opportunities to do while at home?

Below are some ideas great for children and families!

GPS Stem Lessons

“The U.S. government has released a new educational curriculum that uses GPS concepts and activities to stimulate student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).”

NOAA Data In The Classroom

Learn more about water quality, Coral Bleaching..etc with NOAA.


Youth Innovation Challenge

Join other students in addressing climate change!!

If you have an idea submit it HERE and also inquire for more information.


YIC logo in front of image of coral reef

Free K-12 Science Competition for Students and Teachers

The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition challenges K-12 students to envision a future technology while engaging in Next Generation Science Standards. Inspire a lifelong love of STEM and discovery in an engaging, hands-on way! It’s not too late to register your teams. Deadline for submissions is January 31. -NSTA Website. Link HERE



NOAA Planet Steward Education Project


What are Genes?

Learn more about genes through a new series on PBS.

The Gene- Ken Burns


National Science Foundation

Seven NSF-supported STEM resources that are perfect for at-home learning

Blue Mind Series – Education

The Blue Mind Series is a  “twelve-part series of conversations and interviews to supplement the Blue Mind and Live Blue books. In this series, we describe Blue Mind science, theory, and practice as well as the good work of many of our friends and colleagues who are putting Blue Mind into action around the world”  Click the link below to learn more!

Blue Mind Series

Maritime Aquarium: Virtual Citizen Science

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

24/7 Aquarium Webcams

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Education

Webinars from the National Hurricane Center for 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders

Hurricanes at Home

  • 11 am EDT Tuesday, May 12: Registration link available May 4
  • 11 am EDT Tuesday, May 14: Registration link available May 4
  • (Click the above link for more details)

Access to the film, The Wild for online and at-home instruction.

Click the link below for the instructions!

Great Hollow Nature Preserve and Ecological Research Center

  • Let’s Talk H2O!
    Thursday, April 2, 10:00 – 10:45 am
    In this distance-learning program, we will follow the journey of water as it repeatedly cycles throughout our planet and sustains all of Earth’s inhabitants. We will conduct basic water experiments, take a look at aquatic organisms, and discuss the importance of clean water in our communities. We will also use real-time online databases from regional watersheds to understand just how water moves through our local ecosystems. This program is most suitable for children ages 6 to 10. Some basic household materials, such as ice cubes, will be required along with a computer or tablet with a camera, microphone, and internet connection. Please email our education coordinator Maggie for more information and to register. Free for members and non-members.