Events for Youth and Families

What: Summer Virtual Field Trips with Mote Marine Laboratory

When: Free on demand 25-50 minute events for K-12, and more

Overview: Explore the Mote Marine Lab website to find and register for online STEM programming, including the free Sea Show summer storytime series and the Sea Show summer spotlight series.

What: NOAA Live! Webinar Series for children

When: March 16 - June 12, 2020, but you can watch archived sessions

Overview: Get a peek at what our NOAA scientists do in various NOAA offices. In Spring 2020, Woods Hole Sea Grant in collaboration with different NOAA offices offered an NOAA Live! Series of webinars for children. Webinars were streamed live (answering questions from the kids) and have been recorded, equipped with Spanish subtitles, and are stored on the website for later viewing.

What: Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants Virtual Classroom

When: Open

Overview: Since 2015, Exploring BTSOYP has brought live broadcasts of guest speakers and virtual field trips into classroom across North America. With it's new Coronavirus Can't Stop the Virtual Classroom program, they are also providing parents and students the ability to join any event from home, live via the YouTube stream. Send in questions via the live chat side bar. All of the events are recorded to YouTube and can be viewed at any time. No sign in is necessary, and there is no limit to the number of people who tune in. Some events are offered in French.

What: Skype a Scientist Live Interactions

When:  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: Oregon Connections Online Industry Chats

When: Times vary

Overview:  Oregon Connections is Oregon’s resource for connecting classrooms and students to career inspiration and experts in nearly every imaginable field.  Developed by the STEM Oregon hub network and powered by Nepris, Oregon classrooms have been connecting with professionals locally and nationwide since 2015, and now, it is a great way for students to continue learning from home! Students can hear directly from experts how their learning applies in the real world through live, virtual sessions, as well as access 9,000+ videos of past sessions, anytime, anywhere.

Free accounts are available for every parent, student, and educator through May 2020 (at least). Create an Oregon Connections/Nepris account to join live Industry Chats, plus watch industry videos and explore careers anytime. Browse and register to join live conversations on a wide variety of topics. Filter by topics such as Women in STEM, Public Health, and more.

What: National Geographic Explorer Classroom

When: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Overview: Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect students with National Geographic Explorers across all seven continents to bring exploration to life. Events are free and open to the public. Register for a chance at one of six on-camera spots to ask Explorers your questions face to face! Some events are offered in Spanish.