With some many kids quickly transitioning to home education this coming week, we want to give you some great resources for learning. Surf Skate Science was born out of #1 Our love for for surfing and skating, #2 Our love of science and STEAM education, #3 Our love of making learning FUN, hands-on and active, #3 The fact that we have home-schooled all 3 of our kids.
This month we will be working alongside our partners to provide some great online content for our Surf Skate Science students and a few added resources open to all who are homeschooling (n the current climate) through a partnership with National Geographic explorers. With all of these virtual classes, our goal is to make learning fun, to introduce youth to carers in STEAM-based careers, and to inspire the next generation.
To sign up for our National Geographic LIVE SESSIONS, head to our Facebook Events Page and grab a FREE ticket!
SURF SKATE SCIENCE SPECIAL CLASSES
(Updated as we add new sessions)
In 2013 journalist Paul Salopek set out on an epic 21,000-mile odyssey called the Out of Eden Walk. Paul is walking around the world, following the pathways of the first humans who migrated out of Africa in the Stone Age. Along the way he is covering the major stories of our time by giving voice to the people who inhabit them every day. Join him from a rest stop in Myanmar and learn more about his journey. Join us for this National Geographic Virtual Field Trip FREE
Step into the National Geographic Technology Lab to meet biologist Kyler Abernathy! Kyler designs and builds Crittercams, special research camera systems worn by animals to help learn about their behavior and ecology. Join us for this National Geographic Virtual Field Trip FREE
Engineer and technologist Shah Selbe works on developing and deploying technologies that can help solve conservation challenges. He has built drones for coastal monitoring, open-source environmental monitoring sensor networks in the Okavango Delta, acoustic monitoring buoys in the Pacific, seismic recording stations in Canadian glaciers, and much more. Join him in his lab for a look at his new projects! Join us for this National Geographic Virtual Field Trip FREE
Jeff Kerby is an ecologist and photographer. His work explores how climate affects how species interact with each other in extreme environments. Join hear about his recent arctic adventures and learn what rapid warming in the region means for plants, animals, permafrost, and all of us! Join us for this National Geographic Virtual Field Trip FREE
Join us for this (tentative) live workshop. All ages are invited to design their own Create-A-Skate deck with local artist Blair Hess (Cost $40). Sign up now
Andrej Gajić is the head of National Geographic’s Shark Tales team. His current research is focused on the effects of habitat loss and pollution on the health of sharks and other elasmobranchs. Join him to learn about the threats sharks are facing and how you can help! Join us for this National Geographic Virtual Field Trip FREE
TEMPORARY FREE LEARNING SITES
Here’s a list of online education sites that are offering FREE subscriptions due to school closings: With schools closing across the nation, parents and educators are in bit of a panic as they try to figure out how kids can learn and obtain their education from home. If this sounds like you, stop stressing! This is going to be super helpful.
Each of these websites will allow you to sign-up for FREE and help your child along with their education. It is perfect for homeschooling which is something we are all needing to do right now.
Just click the link and follow the instructions on that website to sign-up. For those of you who already homeschool, now is a great time t try these sites for FREE!
ABCMouse/Adventure Academy - We just started using Adventure Academy this year and my middle schooler loves it!