Elementary Teachers - Connect your students to people, places, and STEM careers in the Pacific Northwest through the online Oregon Connections platform. Use Zoom to connect with Oregon STEM professionals across four tracks during this special Elementary-focused week for Oregon classrooms:
FREE to ALL Teachers across Oregon and the U.S. This fun week will be eye opening for your students.
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Homeschooling families can also join these sessions; it's free for all!
What: Skype a Scientist Live Interactions
When: Register for a scheduled event or use an online form to sign up to be matched with a scientist.
Overview: Originally designed to connect classrooms with scientists around the world via live chats and events, Skype a Scientist is providing families with this same resource.
What: National Geographic Explorer Classroom
When: Thursdays at 7AM and 11AM Pacific time
Overview: Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect students age 9-14 with National Geographic Explorers across all seven continents to bring exploration to life. Events are free and open to the public. Events for ages 4-8 are Mondays at 11am ET, events for ages 9-14 are Thursdays at 10am & 2pm ET, and more rotating events.
What: DiscoverE Chats with Changemakers
When: Dates and times vary
Overview: Hosted by high schooler Tiffany, this online series is designed for elementary and middle school students and features engineers who are changing the world. Watch live interviews with STEM professionals who are working hard to make the world a better place.
When: Times vary
Overview: Each webinar features a different NOAA expert/topic and a moderated question and answers session throughout so that you can get a peek at what our NOAA scientists do in all the various NOAA offices. These webinars are geared toward grades 2-8 and allow students to connect with scientists. Webinars are streamed via GoToWebinar, are ~45 minutes in length, and will be recorded (with English captions and Spanish subtitles).
NOAA Live! Webinars were created in response to COVID-19-related school closures. Conducted from March 2020 to present, the webinars are the result of a partnership between NOAA’s Regional Collaboration Network, Woods Hole Sea Grant, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. These webinars provided students access to scientists, real-life examples of possible career paths, and the opportunity to have fun interacting with others outside their home in a safe way.