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From Here to Over There: Army Women of WW2

Offered by: ARMY WOMEN'S MUSEUM

GI Joe and Rosie the Riveter are textbook staples and the most familiar faces of World War II. Yet who were these people? This program will put real names behind those iconic images. Using original documents, photographs, and artifacts, to bring these heroes to life!

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Island of Integration: The Desegregation of the U.S. Army

Offered by: ARMY WOMEN'S MUSEUM

As our nation fought abroad in WWII, the stirrings of another fight were beginning at home. Follow the journey of African American men and women as desegregation begins in the U.S. Army. This story carries us from Fort Des Moines, Iowa in 1942 to Camp Lee, Virginia in 1952. FREE

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Dolphins on the Lagoon!

Offered by: DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER

Join us lagoon-side at Dolphin Research Center for an exciting and interactive session all about dolphins! One of our trainers will be chatting with you while conducting a training session with a member of our dolphin family. You will be inspired by these magnificent marine mammals during this presentation. Participants will be able to chat questions to the trainer during and after the session with the dolphin. We hope to "sea" you in September!

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Painters and Places

(ART) Offered by: AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Painters and PlaceDid you ever wonder where artists get their inspiration? Learn how Georgia OKeeffe, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, and other well-known American artists of the early 20th Century were sometimes inspired by each other and their surroundings.

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Through the Lens of Erwin E. Smith

(ART) Offered by: AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

No Longer Available: Experience the lifestyle of a cowboy through the photographs of Texas-born Erwin E. Smith, and paintings and sculpture by western artists Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. These primary sources tell the story of the American cowboy during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. This program is made possible by a grant from the Erwin E. Smith Foundation.

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Sampler From Authors on Call 

(ART) Offered by: AUTHORS ON CALL

Vicki Cobb, founder of iNK Think Tank and author of 90+ books includingScience Experiments You Can Eatand Huffington Post blogger will speak with you live as she introduces you to her crew of professors-at-large with their own fascinating programs. Tune it onJan 10 at 1:pm central. Discover a genre of amazing presenters.The topics range from Harry Houdini, Poetry of the Sea as recited by a real sailor (and author/illustrator), traveling the Lewis and Clark trail, discovering a child who rode the orphan train, learning how forensics told us what George Washington looked like as a young man, going to outer space on the Voyager space craft, and getting in the trenches with female war correspondents.

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Informational Session with the Cleveland Museum

(ART) Offered by: CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

The Cleveland Museum of Art offers free informational sessions on their award winning Distance Learning program. Introduce your community to rich, highly interactive conversations in which participants talk with museum staff on subjects such as America's Story through Art, Gods and Heroes of Greece and Rome, Medieval Masterpieces, Impressionism, Japanese Art and more.

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In The News

(ART) Offered by: GRACE MUSEUM

Where do our holiday traditions come from? In all the hustle and bustle of the holidays do we ever stop to think about why we do things the way we do? Why do we bring trees in our homes? Why do we put lights on them? What is the significant of Christmas ornaments? When did we first hear about St. Nicholas? Has Christmas in America always looked the same way? Discover where some traditions came from, look at artists depictions of the holidays, and how other cultures celebrate the season.

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African Art

(ART) Offered by: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART, SMITHSONIAN INSTIT

Art is a universal language and numerous stories are rooted in the centuries old ancient art of Africa to the work of modern artists who chronicle the contemporary world and our place in it. From the Smithsonian on the National Mall in Washington D.C., the Curator of Education will guide your students through the diversity of forms and meanings from the birthplace of humanity.

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African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

(ART) Offered by: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART, SMITHSONIAN INSTIT

Art is a universal language and astronomy helps us to think about our place in the universe. From Egypt to South Africa, take a brief tour of African Cosmos: Stellar Arts with the Curator for Education and see cosmic models from three African countries: Nigeria, Mali, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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A House Divided: Civil War

(ART) Offered by: SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

The Civil War tested and consumed the country for more than four years. Explore how this great conflict and subsequent Reconstruction period are depicted through the traditional mediums of painting and sculpture, as well as the then-new medium of photography. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museums collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together. Program length is 45-60 minutes.

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African American Artists

(ART) Offered by: SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

The lives of African American artists lend insight into the context of their works. Learn about the diverse body of artwork created by African American artists and the historical, social, and cultural events, as well as the life experiences, that inspired their work. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museums collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together. Program length is 45-60 minutes.

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America's Signs & Symbols

(ART) Offered by: SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

Artists use familiar icons such as the Statue of Liberty, the bald eagle, and the American flag to communicate their ideas about American culture and encourage examination of our society. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museums collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together. Program length is 45-60 minutes.

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American Indians

(ART) Offered by: SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

American Indians are part of the past, present, and future of the United States. Explore histories and cultures of some American Indians as captured by both Native and non-Native artists. Discuss the influence of geography, tradition, and tribal affiliation on contemporary Indian artists. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museums collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together. Program length is 45-60 minutes.

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Contemporary Craft Works

(ART) Offered by: SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

Craft artists push beyond traditions by testing the limits of materials and techniques. Whether using clay, metal, glass, or fiber, these artists create works that blur the lines between art and craft and encourage us to see everyday objects in new ways. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museums collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together. Program length is 45-60 minutes.

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Found Object Artworks

(ART) Offered by: SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

From beads to bottlecaps, tinfoil to toys, artists have used many nontraditional materials to express themselves and create art. This videoconference covers how artists use everyday materials, vision and imagination, storytelling, and a sense of place. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museums collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together. Program length is 45-60 minutes.

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Latino Art and Culture

(ART) Offered by: SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

The concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge in the United States in the mid-20th century. Explore how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day, often using their work to communicate with a larger public about social justice and themes of diversity, identity, and community. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museums collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together. Program length is 45-60 minutes.

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Lure of the West

(ART) Offered by: SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

Part geography and part mythology, the American West retains a powerful allure in popular culture. Explore depictions of the people, lifestyles, and landscapes of the 19th century West to better understand this dynamic period of history. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museums collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together. Program length is 45-60 minutes.

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To See Is To Think

(ART) Offered by: SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

In a world filled with images, it is important to be visually literate. While exploring artworks that represent various time periods, styles, and mediums, students will: 1) build a visual vocabulary and learn how to form interpretations based on visual evidence, and 2) build visual literacy by examining the choices artists make in heir work and why. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museums collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together. Program length is 45-60 minutes.

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Young America

(ART) Offered by: SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

The transition from colonial rule to national independence was a pivotal time in American history. Students will explore colonial and early federal art that tells the story of growing national ambitions, territorial expansion, and the beginning of industry. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museums collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together. Program length is 45-60 minutes

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Activity Directors Brainstorming Session

(GROWTH) Offered by: SENIOR LEARNING NETWORK

Want to work smarter not harder? Join other Activity Directors to discuss creative ways to engage adults and to save time. These ongoing meetings will be there when you're ready.

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Find Out More About SLN

(GROWTH) Offered by: SENIOR LEARNING NETWORK

Join us to find out about our vast array of programs, how to best schedule in your community, what are others people's favorite programs and much more! All the details you may be wondering about will be answered. PLUS! You'll find out how easy it is to use the video conferencing software.

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Poetry Corner

(GROWTH) Offered by: SENIOR LEARNING NETWORK

Do any of your members write Poetry?April is National Poetry Month. Join us for a time of sharing the talents in your communities. Let us know who your poets are and we will make sure they have time to share...or just come and enjoy listening to great poetry. FREE

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Virtual Wisdom Tour

(GROWTH) Offered by: SENIOR LEARNING NETWORK

I oftentimes think of things that I believe would be important for my sons to know - just little things that I have learned throughout my life. Do I stop and write them down or call them? No, not usually! I want to conduct virtual visits with as many centers as possible this year to collect these "pearls of wisdom" from your participants. What is it they want to pass on? What are the important lessons they've learned. Let's not lose these rich thoughts!

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Bison Banquet

(HISTORY) Offered by: BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Badlands National Park is home to a population of approximately 800 bison. Learn about the bison's natural and cultural history as you explore the many traditional Native American uses of the bison. Participants will see bison parts and brainstorm possible uses for these items. (45 minutes)

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Time Travel With Fossils

(HISTORY) Offered by: BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Badlands National Park protects rich fossil beds that contain evidence of ancient life. The fossils include marine creatures that lived from 74 to 65 million years ago and ancient mammals that lived from 37 to 25 million years ago. Participants will make inferences about ancient animals and environments based on the fossil evidence presented to them.

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New Projects at the Breman- Jewish History Archives

(HISTORY) Offered by: BREMAN MUSEUM

Jeremy Katz, Archives Director, works to grow, preserve, and increase access to the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History.In this program, Jeremy will be discussing archives and preservation with a focus on how repositories grow, preserve, and increase access to historic collections. He will also showcase some exciting on-going projects in the archives at the Breman Museum.

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Brown vs. Board of Education

(HISTORY) Offered by: BROWN MUSEUM NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

This program tells the story of Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court case ending legal segregation in public schools in the United States. Then take a virtual tour of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas.

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Brown vs. Board of Education -- Julia D. Roundtree 1865-1954

(HISTORY) Offered by: BROWN MUSEUM NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Julia Roundtree was born Julia Duncan in 1865 in Topeka, Kansas and resided there most of her adult life. As a colored teacher she would witness the growth of a thriving segregated community in colored schools that were considered equal. In this program you will see her character come to life as National Park Service Ranger Wilson portrays her, the wife of the principal at a black school, Monroe Elementary where the National Historic Site is today. She tells the story what it was like in Topeka before and after the Brown v. Board of Education court case that ruled in 1954 that "separate but equal" has no place and separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. -- FREE --

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School Boards, Busing and Brown: A History of Desegregation

(HISTORY) Offered by: BROWN MUSEUM NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

This program explores the use of political cartoons to present views on an issue, specifically the issue of desegregation of public schools. Participants will learn to analyze political cartoons and will get to practice by analyzing a cartoon with their peers.

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School Boards, Busing and Brown: A History of Desegregation in Political Cartoons

(HISTORY) Offered by: BROWN MUSEUM NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Interactive, ranger-led distance learning program analyzing political cartoons in reference to the Brown case and segregation.\n1. Understand regional perspectives on the U.S. Supreme Court decision to desegregate schools.\n2. Analyze political cartoons and draw conclusions about the cartoonist's opinion(s) and message.\n3. Identify symbols and historical themes in political cartoons.\n4. Compare/contrast perspectives on segregation, desegregation, integration, affirmative action, racial balance, and educational opportunities between the 1950s to the present.\n

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Trappers, Traders, Trailblazers: Mountain Men of the Rocky Mountain West

(HISTORY) Offered by: BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST

Mountain men were rugged individuals who traveled, explored, and lived in the Rocky Mountains in search of valuable beaver pelts. Explore the adventurous culture of the West during the time of the trappers, traders, and trailblazers. The presenter will introduce hands-on collection pieces relating directly to the life of the mountain man. Approx. 35 minutes

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Desert Stories - Today and Yesterday

(HISTORY) Offered by: CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

Anza Borrego Desert State Parkfurnishes a spectacular setting for discovering natural history. The Desert Unit of Study is designed to connect the geologic and ecological stories of a changing land. In this unit, students will visit two areas of the park. Borrego Palm Canyon is the most popular hike in the park. Here, students view amazing natural resources. As they travel up the canyon students encounter endangered Desert Bighorn Sheep and learn about their successful story for survival. They are now protected due the hard work and years of study of many dedicated professionals. This canyon also contains extraordinary rock formations offering evidence of change caused by plate tectonics. Plate movement continues to affect the climate and ecology of Southern California. Travelling to the Borrego Badlands is a journey back in time. Students will see sedimentary layers revealing a stratified timeline and bearing an amazing fossil ice age record. The badlands help students understand concepts of ecologic change caused by geologic processes and changing climate. Fossil evidence allows us to step back in time to observe varied habitats and biodiversity that once flourished in Anza-Borrego. These same geologic processes affect habitats today as plates are always on the move and water and wind continue to reshape the desert landscape.Changing geology and climate dictate life everywhere. Desert ecosystems are extremely sensitive to change. Even small changes can permanently impact the future and forever destroy evidence of the past. The spectacular landscape and fossil collection here house several million years worth of stories, change and events. Preserving the desert preserves those stories and offers clues for our future.

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Discover The Giant Sequoia at Calaveras Big Trees

(HISTORY) Offered by: CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

As one of the oldest and biggest trees on earth, there is no doubt their fascinating story of survival will delight and inspire students of all ages. Ranger Jenny will be your guide as your class learns about the history of these magnificent trees through the lens of conservation, as well as their relationship to the mixed conifer forest they live in, ultimately discovering what makes these trees such a BIG deal! (Due to park visitors, this program is not available in the summer starting June 14 through September.)

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Exploring " Unknown Things" about Angel Island

(HISTORY) Offered by: CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

Join State Park Interpreter John at Angel Island State Park to explore the little known story of the largest immigration station in the western United States. In this program, we'll explore some of California's precious cultural and historic resources and take a tour of the daily life of an early 20th century immigrant.

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Gold Rush

(HISTORY) Offered by: CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

Learn about the California Gold Rush from Columbia State Historic Park.On January 24, 1848 James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill along the American River. The discovery sparked the famous California gold rush. Between 1848 and 1852, California's population grew from 14,000 to 223,000. As thousands of people poured into the gold regions of northern California from throughout the world, they formed unique, diverse communities.Columbia State Historic Parkpreserves the historic remnants of one such gold rush community.

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Immigration Stories Told From Angel Island

(HISTORY) Offered by: CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

This program will explore the topic of immigration through the lens of those individuals who came through the U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island."With immigration continuing to capture news headlines, the history of the Angel Island Immigration Station and the people who were detained there are as relevant as ever. FREE

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La Purisima Mission State Park

(HISTORY) Offered by: CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

Founded in 1787, the La Purisima Mission land holdings once covered nearly 470 square miles. Bordered by the Santa Maria River in the North and the Gaviota coastline in the South, the land was home to the Chumash people and Spanish settlers. The mission was best known for its hides and blankets, and at its peak inhabitants herded as many as 24,000 cattle and sheep. This Skype program presents the most extensively restored mission in the state, La Purisima hosts over 200,000 visitors each year.

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Redwood Ecology

(HISTORY) Offered by: CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

Find out about the unique redwood forest ecosystems of Humboldt Redwoods and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks.

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Salmon Lifecycle

(HISTORY) Offered by: CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

Students are introduced to the life cycle of salmon and the importance of watersheds for their survival at Del Norte Redwoods State Park.

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Tide Pools

(HISTORY) Offered by: CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

Experience life at the ocean's edge and find out why life in the tide pools is no day at the beach.

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Visit a Northern Elephant Seal Rookery!

(HISTORY) Offered by: CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

Piedras Blancas Northern Elephant Seal RookeryLocated in Hearst San Simeon State Park, this rookery offers refuge to the largest population of Elephant Seals in the state of California. During this interactive program, students will hit the beach to uncover the secret life of the Northern Elephant Seal. December through March are the seals most active time.

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The Town That Refused to Die

(HISTORY) Offered by: COLONEL ALLENSWORTH STATE HISTORIC PARK

In August 1908 Colonel Allen Allensworth and four other settlers established a town founded, financed and governed by African-Americans. Their dream of developing an abundant and thriving community stemmed directly from a strong belief in programs that allowed blacks to help themselves create better lives. By 1910 Allensworths success was the focus of many national newspaper articles praising the town and its inhabitants.

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An Introduction to Winemaking

(HISTORY) Offered by: DANNY WOOD

The talk will look at winemaking from growing grapes to drinking the result. As we examine the different stages of the process from vineyard to winery and then bottling and drinking, well examine some of the history of making wine and how wine growing practices have changed over the millennia. Well also survey the modern wine industry and discuss different styles of wine. FREE! Offered at 3:00 Central or arranged dates if possible.

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The Hannibal Trail

(HISTORY) Offered by: DANNY WOOD

On Hannibals Trail, is about the making of a television documentary following the trail of the Carthaginian warrior Hannibal on a bicycle, from Cartagena in the south of Spain, via the Alps and Italy to Tunisia. The talk will also highlight some of the history of Hannibals war against ancient Rome including the ongoing controversy about where he crossed the Alps with his invading army and elephants. FREE (Offered at 4:00 Central time on arranged dates)

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Climate Connections: Climate Science in Focus

(HISTORY) Offered by: DEVIL'S POSTPILE NATIONAL MONUMENT

In Climate Science in Focus (Climate Connections),participants have a chance to learn about local climate change studies happening at theNational Monumentthrough a virtual visit.

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Early Life of Walt Disney

(HISTORY) Offered by: DISNEY HOME TOWN MUSEUM

A one time program on the early life of Walt Disney spent in Marcelline MONOTE One time Program!!!

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Inspiration from the legacy of Senator Bob Dole

(HISTORY) Offered by: DOLE INSTITUTE OF POLITICS

Inspiration from the legacy of Senator Bob Dole A native of a small town in Kansas, Senator Bob Dole is a celebrated veteran, legislator, and statesman. Learn how the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas honors his legacy of bipartisan leadership and inspires the leaders of tomorrow through public programming, museum, and archives. Politically known for his hard work and dedication, he was also able to keep his quick sense of wit: in a 1985 speech on the budget deficit, he quipped, If you're hanging around with nothing to do and the zoo is closed, come over to the Senate. You'll get the same kind of feeling and you won't have to pay.

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Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cariro

(HISTORY) Offered by: EGYPTIAN MUSEUM IN CARIRO

The Egyptian Museum is unique in its presentation of the whole history of Egyptian civilization, especially of antiquities of the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Participants will have the opportunity to visit and learn about the Egyptian Museum in Cairo as well as explore the archaeological sites where related with its objects, like pyramids, tombs, and excavation sites. Sometimes, we might visit a different archaeological site in Egypt or show you part of the exhibitions. It depends on where the host is on the day of the call. If you want to see the exhibitions, please add a message when you are requesting a session! Right now only available on Saturdays or early mornings on Wednesdays.

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Cultures Collide

(HISTORY) Offered by: FORT LARNED

"Cultures Collide"Fort Larned sits along the routes of the Santa Fe Trail which connected Missouri to New Mexico. For thousands of years, Native American peoples crossed the Great Plains for hunting, travel, and trade. For centuries, Spanish and French military men vied with one another and with tribes for dominance of the prairies. Beginning in the 1820s, Americans traders used this route to exchange manufactured goods for gold, silver, and wool from New Mexican merchants. This lucrative trade set in motion six decades of rapid change as American and Mexican citizens poured into and across the heart of the Great Plains. This cultural collision transformed not only European Americans and Hispanic Southwesterners but also the Native American peoples of the Great Plains and the land itself.

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Fort Larned and the Santa Fe Trail

(HISTORY) Offered by: FORT LARNED

In 1825, a few short years after a Missouri trader named William Becknell journeyed into Mexico and back, the U.S. government surveyed a length of terrain that would become known as the Santa Fe Trail. Soon the two-way business highway would become an international trade route, risky yet prosperous, and eventually altering the landscape. Trader's caravans ventured into the unknown, risking confrontations with tribes like the Kiowa, and southern bands of Cheyenne and Arapahoe, to name a few. A series of military forts, including Fort Larned, were established to protect travelers, escort government supply wagons, and maintain the peace. A park ranger will transport you back in time to a dusty trail in the vicinity of a lonely outpost that was Fort Larned. Today the historic site tells of a legacy with a stunning visual landscape and nine original sandstone buildings that surround a parade ground.

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Guardians of the Santa Fe Trail

(HISTORY) Offered by: FORT LARNED

Imagine crossing the prairie of central Kansas and coming around a bend in the Pawnee River to a humming army post. Fort Larned was established in 1859 to extend the power of the United States over the Great Plains sections of the Santa Fe Trail. After less than 20 years - as the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad main line replaced the Santa Fe Trail - it was sold as surplus and used as a ranch. The ranch preserved nine of the original sandstone buildings. During the summer, our living history program brings these buildings to life with smithing, woodworking, and more. Explore this place through your own eyes or those of a soldier, soldier's family, merchant, or Native American visitor

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The Whiskey Rebellion: A (Fun) Political Opinion Survey

(HISTORY) Offered by: FORT NECESSITY NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

Description: Through a slideshow participants are introduced to the situation surrounding the Whiskey Rebellion along with the opinions held by the rebels, the moderates, and the federalists. The park ranger will ask nine multiple choice questions. Each one of the three answers represents the opinion of one of the three sides. By answering the questions the participants will find out which opinion they would have held in the Whiskey Rebellion. So if you were a farmer in Western Pennsylvania in 1794 would you pay the Whiskey Tax? Choose A.) Heck No, B.) Well lets protest, or C.) Definitely YES! Determine where you would have stood during this first test of the federal government.

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"They Fought Like Tigers" African American and American Indian Soldiers

(HISTORY) Offered by: FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Fort Scott was the base for one of the most diverse assemblies of Union soldiers during the Civil War. Significant numbers of African Americans and American Indians were recruited in this area.

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A Most Diverse Army: African American and American Indian Soldiers in the Civil War

(HISTORY) Offered by: FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

In this program, participants are asked to consider the concept of prejudice in the armed forces. The Civil War is introduced, and the conditions that led to African Americans and American Indians becoming refugees are discussed. The idea of African American and American Indian enlistment in the Union Army is then advanced.

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Saws and Scalpels: Civil War Medicine

(HISTORY) Offered by: FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Most of us today would not want to go the hospital if we could help it, because we associate hospitals with sickness and injury. However, because these two conditions occur with a great degree of regularity, hospitals often become a necessity to help us recover. During the Civil War, soldiers and civilians attached similar meanings to hospitals-a place of suffering, yes, but also a place of healing and recovery.

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Supplies, Survival and Success: Civil War Quartermaster

(HISTORY) Offered by: FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

In our modern world, many of us have come to rely on transportation systems and the operation of stores and warehouses in order to provide us with food, clothing, and other essentials for survival. During the Civil War, Fort Scott played a similar role as a supply depot that was critical to the survival and success of Union soldiers in the area.

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" A Mighty Endeavor" : D- Day and FDR

(HISTORY) Offered by: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT LIBRARY & MUSEUM

As dawn broke on June 6, 1944, German soldiers defending the French coast at Normandy beheld an awe-inspiring sightthe largest amphibious invasion force in history massed in the waters of the English Channel. The long-awaited invasion of northwest Europe was underway. Relive the times leading up to and after this historic event .

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Christmas with FDR

(HISTORY) Offered by: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Do you remember Bing Crosby and White Christmas, then sign up for this presentation. Jeff Urbin uses music, humor and story telling to explain how FDR celebrated Christmas. It is nothing like what is done today, it was a much simpler time

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Franklin D. Roosevelt - America's 32nd President

(HISTORY) Offered by: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT LIBRARY & MUSEUM

This is an introduction to Franklin D. Roosevelt through the context of the challenges he faced and the contributions he made to the world in his time as well as our own. The focus is on FDR's sense of confidence, and commitment to public service, his battle to overcome the effects of polio, his creation of the New Deal, his leadership World War II, and his role in creating the United Nations. -- 30-45 minutes --

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Japanese-American Internment: Executive Order 9066

(HISTORY) Offered by: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT LIBRARY & MUSEUM

This presentation explores the decision leading to the internment of American citizens of Japanese ancestry at the beginning of World War II. -- 30-45 minutes --

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Presidential Papers and the National Archives

(HISTORY) Offered by: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT LIBRARY & MUSEUM

An introduction to the exciting world of presidential papers and the National Archives. Through an in-depth look at the more than 17 million pages of primary source material in the holdings of the Roosevelt Library (the nation's first presidential library), participants will be given a brief history of the presidential library system in general, and the FDR Presidential Library specifically. -- 30-45 minutes --

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The Great Depression: The First 100 Days of the New Deal

(HISTORY) Offered by: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT LIBRARY & MUSEUM

This presentation explores the causes and undercurrents that led up to the Great Depression and the dramatic set of New Deal Programs enacted in FDR's historic First Hundred Days in office. -- 30-45 minutes --

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Understanding the New Deal

(HISTORY) Offered by: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT LIBRARY & MUSEUM

This presentation explores some of the most significant New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA), Social Security Insurance (SSI), Tennessee Valley Administration (TVA), Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the National Recovery Administration (NRA), and the underlying goals that FDR had for the New Deal as a whole. -- 30-45 minutes --

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Agri-Tainment with Alpacas

(HISTORY) Offered by: GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

November 512:30 CSTThe therapeutic value of interacting with an alpaca can be applied in many ways including the sheer sensory nature of the animal and the gentle, calming temperament of this South American camelid.

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Authentic Stories of Presidents including George Bush and the 41st Administration

(HISTORY) Offered by: GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

A presidential library is like an iceberg," Harry Truman once explained to Lady Bird Johnson. "The important things are hidden below." In the digital age, those hidden things are often just a few keystrokes away. The rich vein from the White House photographer, from the president's daily calendar, from oral histories and from audio recordings provide an easily accessible window into American history and into the lives of the wealthy and powerful.

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Celebrate Presidents Day: Alligators in the East Room, Horseshoes on the South Lawn, and Other White House Tales

(HISTORY) Offered by: GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Is the White House a grand palace as George Washington wanted? Hear how President George Bush and other United States Presidents were at home in the White House!

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Civil Rights Movement and Influence Focusing on the Impact of African-American Protest Music

(HISTORY) Offered by: GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Dr. Earnest Obadele-Starks, expert on the civil rights protest of the 1960's, will be speaking on the societal influences of the civil rights movement and the impact of African-American protest music.

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Colonial Era: Benjamin Franklin's Contributions

(HISTORY) Offered by: GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Meet Ben Franklin - Printer, Scientist, Inventor, Civic Leader, Statesman, Diplomat, Abolitionist, Philosopher, AND Essayist.

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Early Explorers

(HISTORY) Offered by: GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

In their exploration of new lands and quest for glory and wealth, Spanish conquistadors brought essential elements of their culture to the new world.

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Celebrate Presidents Day with Abraham Lincoln by John Mansfield

(HISTORY) Offered by: GEORGE H. W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM (4

Special One Time ProgramFebruary 19, 2018Times: 10:30 & 12:30Come to hear Lincoln's stories of his boyhood and the struggles of him as a young man trying to chart the course of his life. You will learn how he ended up charting the course of a nation during the most costly civil war this nation has ever known. Join this memorable presentation with an award winning Abraham Lincoln presenter. Born 40 miles from Lincolns birthplace and attending a one room schoolhouse John Mansfield delivers an authentic and historic program.

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Hank the Cowdog's Ranch Life Escapades of Cowboys and Horses, by John Erickson, Author

(HISTORY) Offered by: GEORGE H. W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM (4

Join us as Hank the Cowdog, the Head of Ranch Security, teaches in a fun way about cowboys and horses in a new ranch life book. Saddle up for some fun as everyone's favorite head of Ranch Security gives readers a glimpse into the world of horses and the life of a working cowboy. Hanks vibrant author John Erickson will sing songs accompanying himself on the banjo and read from various books using the voices of the characters. Reading is exciting with Hank the Cowdog stories! Join us on this ranching life adventure!

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Nazi POW Camps in America

(HISTORY) Offered by: GEORGE H. W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM (4

Join us for a fascinating presentation by world renowned World War 2 expert Dr. Arnold Kramer. Dr. Kramer delivers fantastic insight about Nazi POW camps in America. Listen as he describes how the United States government detained nearly half a million Nazi Prisoners of War from 1942 through 1945. Krammer describes how, with no precedents upon which to form policy, America's handling of these foreign prisoners led to the hasty conversation of CCC camps, high school gyms, local fairgrounds, and race tracks to serve as holding areas. Join us afterwards for a Q&A session with Dr. Kramer!

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George Washington Carver Black Scientist of 19th Century

(HISTORY) Offered by: GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MONUMENT

The young child known as the "Plant Doctor" tended his secret garden while observing the day-to-day operations of a 19th century farm. Nature and nurture ultimately influenced George on his quest for education to becoming a renowned agricultural scientist, educator, and humanitarian.

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Ask a Ranger

(HISTORY) Offered by: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE

Park rangers have a wealth of knowledge about the national park system, the park where they work, life as a ranger, and more. Break into these stores of knowledge through an informal question and answer session with a Glacier Bay National Park ranger. Topics can cover glaciers, geology, and natural and cultural history of Glacier Bay, as well as life in rural Alaska, careers in the National Park Service, and more.

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Rivers of Ice: The Natural and Cultural History of Glaciers in Glacier Bay

(HISTORY) Offered by: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE

Glacier Bay National Park has a dynamic glacial history. Through this distance learning program, participants will learn about glacial formation and its impact on the environment.

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Survivor Glacier Bay

(HISTORY) Offered by: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE

Glacier Bay is a vast wilderness that is home to many animals, including birds, mammals, fish and, historically, people. Through this distance learning program, participants will learn that each animal has special adaptations to survive in the cold waters and snowy mountains of Glacier Bay. available 10-1 to 2-28

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The Power of Glaciers

(HISTORY) Offered by: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE

Glacier Bay National Park has a dynamic glacial history. The area and its people have experience and observed the tidewater glacier cycle of advance and retreat. Today, Glacier Bay is a place of scientific research where scientist conduct studies to understand how glaciers function and what their future may be. In this interactive lesson, a park ranger will guide students through a history of glaciers in Glacier Bay. Students will create a model and engage in discussion with the ranger. There will be time for questions.

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Travels in Glacier Bay with Miss Elizabeth

(HISTORY) Offered by: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE

Travel back in time with Miss Elizabeth, an early 20th century visitor to Glacier Bay! In this first person presentation, a beautifully attired Miss Elizabeth will graciously introduce you to the people, wildlife, and geology of Glacier Bay, Alaska. Learn about notable visitors to Glacier Bay, including John Muir and Eliza Scidmore, one of the first women to write for National Geographic Magazine. Discover one of the most scenic places in Alaska through the eyes of Miss Elizabeth.

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Whale Watching in Glacier Bay

(HISTORY) Offered by: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE

Glacier Bay is home to one of the most magnificent marine mammals: the endangered humpback whale. Join park rangers and researchers on a virtual interactive trip through Glacier Bay to learn about these massive creatures and other marine mammals that live in the productive waters of Glacier Bay. This program is only available in January and February.

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Assistant to Eleanor Roosevelt

(HISTORY) Offered by: GLOBAL EDUCATION MOTIVATORS

Ella Torry served as the assistant to Eleanor the later years of her life. Ella is presenting for a one time video conference on February 13 at 1:00 Central. If you love Jeff Urbin for the FDR Library this is one more aspect of the famous First Lady.

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A History of Glore

(HISTORY) Offered by: GLORE PSYCHIATRIC MUSEUM

The original State Lunatic Asylum No. 2 opened in November of 1874 with 25 patients on land located east of the City of St. Joseph. The Glore Psychiatric Museum has been recognized as One of the 50 most unusual museums in the country. It is one of only a handful of museums dedicated to the history of the treatment of the mentally ill. In 1968, George Glore, an employee of the St. Joseph State Hospital, helped construct a series of full-size replicas of primitive 16th, 17th, and 18th century treatment devices for a Mental Health Awareness Week open house. Those exhibits became the foundation for the Glore Psychiatric Museum. The museum has been in operation ever since, and is now part of the St. Joseph Museums, Inc., Museum Complex.

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Snow Desk: Surviving Winter in Grand Teton National Park

(HISTORY) Offered by: GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

During the broadcast, participants will interact with park rangers in the field who will interpret the winter survival strategies of local wildlife. The theme of the program is: Snow affects the way everything survives in Grand Teton National Park. The program typically lasts about 30 minutes and can include a question and answer session between your group and the ranger.\n\nWe will be offering this program on most Wednesdays and Thursdays starting February 13th and lasting through March (or until the snow desk melts!) between 9am and 4pm MST. -- 30 minutes --

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Art and Architecture of Hearst Castle

(HISTORY) Offered by: HEARST CASTLE

In 1919 William Randolph Hearst hired Julia Morgan, one of the first women to receive a certificate in architecture, to design the main building and guest houses for his ranch in San Simeon, California. Mr. Hearst instructed her to build something that would be more comfortable than the platform tents which he previously used at the ranch. Hearst filled his breathtaking estate with thousands of works of art from around the world.

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Christmas at Hearst Castle

(HISTORY) Offered by: HEARST CASTLE

Every year from the end of November through the end of December, Hearst Castle is decked out in holiday splendor. View the estate as Mr. Hearsts guests enjoyed it during the 1920s and 1930s during the Christmas season. From the large outdoor wreaths to towering trees in the large social rooms, you will enjoy this winter wonderland during the month of December.

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Hearst Castle and 1930’s Hollywood

(HISTORY) Offered by: HEARST CASTLE

In the 1930s the Hearst Castle became the place to be for Hollywood celebrities among them Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant and Greta Garbo. Come hear the fascinating stories of celebrities of that time.

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The Gardens and outdoor sculptures of Hearst Castle

(HISTORY) Offered by: HEARST CASTLE

Bowers of magenta bougainvillea and sweet-smelling hyacinths, and rhododendrons with blooms as big as wedding bouquetsa walk through the lavish gardens at Hearst Castle hits you with sensory overload. There are numerous sculptures in the gardens. The sculpture of the goddess Sekhmet, which literally means the powerful one, has the body of a woman and the head of a lioness, she was the bloodthirsty daughter of Ra, the Egyptian sun-god.

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A History of Travel and Transportation to Cape May

(HISTORY) Offered by: HISTORIC COLD SPRINGS VILLAGE

This highlights the development of Cape May as Americans oldest seashore resort and how people traveled here in the 18th and 19th centuries, including stagecoaches, steamboats, and railroads.

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Talk with one of our 30 Holocaust survivors and liberators

(HISTORY) Offered by: HOLOCAUST AWARENESS MUSEUM

The Holocaust was a watershed event, not only in the 20th century, but in the entire history of humanity. The study of the Holocaust provides us with one of the most effective ways to work with students to examine basic moral issues and value systems. What are the lessons of the Holocaust for us today? This Skype field trip will take you to the Holocaust Awareness Museum and meet actual Holocaust survivors and/or liberators.

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A Day in the Life of a Homesteader

(HISTORY) Offered by: HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT OF AMERICA

The Homestead Act had a huge impact on the United States. In this virtual lesson a Park Ranger will examine what types of homes homesteaders built on the prairie, what the inside of their homes looked like and what their daily chores would have been. Free

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A School Day in 1872

(HISTORY) Offered by: HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT OF AMERICA

The Homestead Act had a huge impact on the United States. In this lesson Park Rangers will examine the requirements to claim land under the Homestead Act of 1862 and the differences in a school day today and in 1872.

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Follow the Buffalo

(HISTORY) Offered by: HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT OF AMERICA

Examine the use of land for survival and the importance of the buffalo to Plains Indians.

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The Homestead Act of 1862

(HISTORY) Offered by: HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT OF AMERICA

The Homestead Act of 1862 impacted the United States in numerous ways. In this virtual lesson a Park Ranger will talk about how the Homestead Act of 1862 populated the west and the needs of those settling. Discussion includes how the United States acquired the land given away and the specific requirements to claim one's free land. Free

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Afghanistan in Context

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This presentation teaches viewers about the history of Afghanistan from the 19th to 21st century, with a focus on explaining the roots of the current situation in the country. We explain the ethnic make-up of the country, its borders, and its role in world politics since the 1800s. FREE

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Baikonur and the Soviet Space Race

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This program attempts to fill in the gaps in our understanding of the Space Race, as seen from the other side: namely, the Soviet Union. We look at both their successes and failures, as well as the modern reality of the Russian space program being located in the independent country of Kazakhstan.

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Central Asian Architecture

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This presentation provides an overview of architectural history in Central Asia and parts of the Islamic World along the famous Silk Road. We will discuss both artistic aspects of Islamic architectural design, as well as the geographic and historical context of their construction. We will end the presentation with a look at contemporary architecture in the modern-day countries of Central Asia

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Central Asian Architecture

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This presentation provides an overview of architectural history in Central Asia and parts of the Islamic World along the famous Silk Road. We will discuss both artistic aspects of Islamic architectural design, as well as the geographic and historical context of their construction. We will end the presentation with a look at contemporary architecture in the modern-day countries of Central Asia.

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Environment and Culture of Tibet: Continuity and Change

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This program uses the example of Tibet to explore how physical geography, environment and biodiversity influences peoples' livelihoods and culture, and how this is changing in recent times with urbanization and development.

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History of the Silk Road

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This program deals specifically with the Silk Road: where it ran, how it came to be named, who traveled it, its importance in World History, and what it can teach us about world trade today.

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Innovations and Inventions: Science and Technology (Free) along the Silk Road

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This program engages students to consider the many contributions to math, medicine, science and technology pioneered in Central Eurasia during the period known as the "middle ages."At the time, the silk road did more than just link Europe to Central Asia and other parts of the world - it brought Europeans many inventions and scientific breakthroughs from the far corners of the Islamic world. Many of remain important even today.

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Mining and Sustainability in Central Asia

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This program discusses the importance of mining and how different mineral and energy sources from Central Asia are used around the world, even in the U.S. An important part of the mining cycle is then considering the impact that international businesses and national governments have on local communities and how we can make mining more sustainable over time.

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Music of Inner Asia

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This program features a brief overview the Inner Asian region before delving into a survey of music and instruments found today in various countries of the region. Includes music clips and sounds from many of the individual instruments showcased.PLEASE NOTE: This program does not include material related to China, and should not be understood to be focused on Chinese trade with Inner Asia or any other region of the world

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Music of the Silk Road

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This program features a brief overview of the Silk Road before delving into a survey of music and instruments found on the Silk Road. Includes sound of many of the individual instruments showcased.

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Other Worlds of Architecture

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This presentation provides an overview of architectural history in Central Asia and parts of the Islamic World along the famous Silk Road. We will discuss both artistic aspects of Islamic architectural design, as well as the geographic and historical context of their construction. We will end the presentation with a look at contemporary architecture in the modern-day countries along the Silk Road.

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The Aral Sea and Central Asian Ecological Problems

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This program deals specifically with the Aral Sea, arguably the greatest ecological disaster in the history of the world. Participants are walked through its case from its beginnings in Ancient History, through the Middle Ages, to the days of the Soviet Union and the beginning of the end for the sea.

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The Mongol Empire: History and Legacy

(HISTORY) Offered by: INNER ASIAN & URALIC RESOURCE CENTER

This program explores the history and legacy of the Mongol Empire that ruled over much of Asia and Europe in the thirteenth century. It explores both how the empire rose, how it was maintained, its eventual disintegration and the wide-ranging, global effects thereof. Beginning with Chinggis (Genghis) Khan's rise to power, it charts the trajectory of the empire from its early days to its fall.

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Europe: Immigrants and Immigration

(HISTORY) Offered by: INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES

This presentation will give an overview of immigration to, from, and within the European continent, with a particular focus on trans-European migration. It will discuss some of the big issues of immigration in Europe and discuss possible solutions.

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Politics of Migration in Europe

(HISTORY) Offered by: INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES

This program emphasizes the history, current events, and future implications of a Scottish independence movement.

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Global Holidays

(HISTORY) Offered by: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Curious about holidays in a specific part of the world?The ISIS project is located at Indiana University. Presenters are volunteer international students and scholars and IU faculty experts who are given preparatory DL training. Holiday programs for the following world regions can usually be arranged: Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, India, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, Russia/Eastern Europe, and Western Europe.

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Human Rights

(HISTORY) Offered by: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Participants will be exposed to the cultures of other peoples through their investigations into global human rights. Chose a program about human rights from the following world regions: Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, India, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, Russia/Eastern Europe, and Western Europe.

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Music From Around the World

(HISTORY) Offered by: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Participants will be exposed to the cultures of other peoples through their investigations into global music traditions. Other objectives will vary based on the specifics of the requested program. Music programs for the following world regions can usually be arranged: Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, India, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, Russia/Eastern Europe, and Western Europe.

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The Peace Corp Experience

(HISTORY) Offered by: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

ISIS coordinators will work individually with you to create an appropriate program. A typical program has 2-3 presenters who will first present an overview of the Peace Corps Mission. Next, each presenter shares their experience and shows various pictures and artifacts from the country of service. There is time at the end for questions/ discussion.

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Knife River

(HISTORY) Offered by: KNIFE RIVER INDIAN VILLAGES NATIONAL MONUMENT

Earthlodge people hunted bison and other game, but were in essence farmers living in villages along the Missouri and its tributaries. The site was a major Native American trade center for hundreds of years prior to becoming an important market place for fur traders after 1750. Just because you can't visit Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site doesn't mean you can't experience it! Knife River Indian Villages NHS offers distance-learning programs via the Internet.

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Congress Past & Present: Searching the Early Congressional Documents and Congress.gov

(HISTORY) Offered by: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Overview of online holdings and search strategies for congressional records and legislation from 1774-1875 and 1973 to the current congress.

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Gathering Community Stories

(HISTORY) Offered by: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

[In collaboration with the American Folklife Center]Gain a unique perspective on your community's history and cultural identity by gathering oral history interviews. This workshop introduces the layperson to the process of collecting oral histories and focuses on a critical phase of the process, the interview.

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Invisible Ancestors: Ideas & Strategies for Recreating Their Stories

(HISTORY) Offered by: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

[In collaboration with the Local History & Genealogy Reading Room]Many ancestors -- early immigrants and pioneers, slaves, women, native peoples, and others -- do not have compiled biographies and are invisible in the historical record, except through the census or other data collection entities. Learn ideas and strategies for recreating their life stories from the Library's online and physical collections of early travelogues, letters, diaries, other texts and printed ephemera, photographs, other visual media, and maps.

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Jumpstarts to Research

(HISTORY) Offered by: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

One-hour programs providing an overview of multimedia resources and research strategies on various topics such as:\n\n\n-African American Materials in the Digital Collections\n-Local History and Genealogy\n-Poetry Resources at the Library of Congress\n-Music and Dance in American History\n-Presidential Papers at the Library of Congress\n-Women\n\n(Note: Other topics may be requested.)

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Laurels and Lyrics: Poetry Resources at the Library of Congress

(HISTORY) Offered by: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

The Library of Congress Web site is a rich resource for poetry lovers. This program introduces the Library's many poetry offerings -- including web guides on U.S. poets laureate, webcasts of poetry readings, exhibits on famous poets, and, of course, poems themselves -- to educators and members of the general public wishing to explore American poetry and its presence in everyday life.

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Library of Congress: Jefferson's Legacy to the Nation

(HISTORY) Offered by: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Presentation on the history of the Library of Congress

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Maps As Historical Evidence

(HISTORY) Offered by: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

[In collaboration with the Geography and Map Division]Maps are windows to the cultural, political, and physical world around us. They capture a space in time and define it according to parameters set by the mapmaker for an intended audience. Learn to explore historical maps and discover the surprises they yield.

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Orientation to the Digital Library: Introducing loc.gov

(HISTORY) Offered by: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Introduction to content areas and search systems on the Web site; includes demonstrations of the various search systems and multimedia content.

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Orientation to the Digital Library: Searching loc.gov

(HISTORY) Offered by: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Demonstration of the characteristics of the various Library of Congress search systems and advanced search strategies to take advantage of these characteristics.

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The Internet: Fact or Fiction; Web Site Evaluation Strategies

(HISTORY) Offered by: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Learn to examine web sites and create evaluation criteria that make the World Wide Web the research tool it can be.

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Tour through Time: Exploring History with Artifacts

(HISTORY) Offered by: MIDWEST ARCHEOLOGICAL CENTER

The Midwest Archeological Center takes care of archeological collections from National Parks. Take a tour of these collections to see how artifacts tell the human story throughout the past!

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Nazi Women Guards

(HISTORY) Offered by: MIDWEST CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION

Throughout the Second World War 3500 women served as guards in the German concentration camp system. This presentation will explore their training, camp behavior, and postwar trial experience. By looking at the Holocaust through a gendered lens we gain a greater understanding of how ordinary people became involved in state sponsored genocide.

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Path to Genocide: A Holocaust Overview

(HISTORY) Offered by: MIDWEST CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION

Although most people have some knowledge about the Holocaust, few have the framework to approach this enormous topic from a perspective of path and process. This talk will discuss the beginnings of the Nazi state in 1933, changes to German society in the years that followed, and the development of the final solution as Germany conquered more and more of the European continent. Additional topics covered: ghettos, killing actions in the East, the camp system, Auschwitz.

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Minuteman

(HISTORY) Offered by: MINUTEMAN MISSILE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Here you will find remnants of the Cold War, including an underground launch control center and a missile silo. Minuteman missiles held the power to destroy civilization. Yet the same destructive force acted as a deterrent which kept the peace for three decades. At Minuteman Missile it is possible to revisit the Cold War and learn how nuclear war came to haunt the world. Note: Only offered November 1-April 1

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The Outrageous Times of Molly Brown

(HISTORY) Offered by: MOLLY BROWN HOUSE

Trace Margaret Molly Browns life from her early childhood in Hannibal, Missouri, to Leadville, Colorado, where she met and married J.J., and finally to her days of glory in Denver and New York. This program can be delivered by a costumed interpreter. Historic Denvers Molly Brown House Museum is committed to enhancing the citys unique identity by telling the story of Margaret Molly Browns activism, philanthropy and passion through educational programs, exhibits and stewardship.

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Night Sky Update with the Treworgy Planetarium at Mystic Seaport Museum

(HISTORY) Offered by: MYSTIC SEAPORT: THE MUSEUM OF AMERICA & THE SEA

Join us to explore the night sky! Using a computer program called Stelarium, we will share information about the moon, visible planets, and the constellations that are visible this time of year - where they are and how to find them in the sky. This program is the virtual version of the Planetarium show at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT. We explore the current night sky from your location, so that it is the familiar sky that participants would see in their own backyards. By the end of our program, participants will have everything they need for some backyard stargazing!

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Know Your Rights!

(HISTORY) Offered by: NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Participants will examine three historical case studies in preparation for a roundtable discussion with a facilitator from the National Archives. Each case study will serve as an example of how the government has made decisions that violated the Bill of Rights and how everyday citizens took action to hold the government accountable and retain their rights. During the roundtable discussion, participants will use their case studies to answer questions such as Is it ever okay for the government to overstep the Bill of Rights? and How can a piece of parchment safeguard individual rights?

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The Charters of Freedom: Building a More Perfect Union

(HISTORY) Offered by: NATIONAL ARCHIVES

During this new program for the National Archives, you will explore the history and purpose of the Charters of Freedom; the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!

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Presidential Powers

(HISTORY) Offered by: NATIONAL ARCHIVES - FT. WORTH

The participants understand the challenges confronted by the government and its leaders in the early years of the Republic. (G) analyze federal and state Indian policies and the removal and resettlement of Cherokee Indians during the Jacksonian era. (8.16) Government. The student understands the American beliefs and principles reflected in the U.S. Constitution and other important historic documents. (D) analyze how the U.S. Constitution reflects the principles of limited government, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights.

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The Attack on Pearl Harbor a Day that Lives in Infamy

(HISTORY) Offered by: NATIONAL ARCHIVES - FT. WORTH

Did you know that you can find records relating to the attack on Pearl Harbor in Fort Worth, Texas? During this interactive lesson students will analyze primary source documents from the National Archives including war diaries and photographs. MOST SITES WILL BE VIEW ONLY!

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Australian Inventions and Innovations

(HISTORY) Offered by: NATIONAL MUSEUM AUSTRALIA

The Australian Inventions and Innovations program explores the ingenuity and achievements of Australian inventors and innovators, from the earliest times of human occupation to the present day. This interactive program asks participants to identify a mystery invention and spot the alien invader, while considering reasons for inventions and innovations in an Australian context.

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Talk to an Ossie

(HISTORY) Offered by: NATIONAL MUSEUM AUSTRALIA

1. We introduce the program with a discussion on the time zone and temperature differences between our two locations. This leads to a discussion on Australia's location relative to your class and why Australia's land mass is situated in the Pacific.\n2. We then cover Australia's general geography, from the Great Dividing Range and coral reef through to it's semi-arid desert, alpine areas and temperature regions.\n3. We then look at the arrival of indigenous people to Australia and their stewardship of the environment. This leads onto a brief discussion of 'bush tucker' foods used by Australian aboriginals in the Sydney area.\n4. The program moves on to discuss the arrival of Europeans. We discuss modern Australia's initial convict history and then move onto how agriculture and mining transformed the colony \n5. On Federation Australia became a unified nation of 6 States and 5 Territories under the Constitution in 1901. We discuss the remaining ties to England and how the political system operates.\n6. We discuss the money used in Australia and how counterfeiting is stopped with modern technology.\n7. We discuss general culture; food and language i.e. what is it like to live in Australia?

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" For You the War is Over"- experiences of the Mighty 8th Air Force POWs

(HISTORY) Offered by: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE

"For You the War is Over." These were often the first words a downed airmen heard when captured. Join us to learn more about the 8th Air Force Prisoner of War experience. We will be using personal stories and artifacts from the collection. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is a non-profit organization with a museum which educates visitors through the use of exhibits, artifacts, archival materials, and stories, most of which are dedicated to the history of the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Corps that served in the European Theatre during World War II.Among the many World War II exhibits are aircraft including a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that can be viewed while being restored, a model of a Messerschmitt Bf 109G fighter, and a 3/4-scale model of a P-51 Mustang fighter. Aircraft on display outside include the B-47 Stratojet, MiG-17, and F-4 Phantom II from the post-WWII Cold War era.

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Cherished Childhood Toys!

(HISTORY) Offered by: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF TOYS AND MINIATURES

Toys can hold some of our most cherished memories. Come prepared with your own memory ( or actual object!) of a special toy from your childhood, or in your family. Join Kelly Burns, Museum Educator at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, as she shares the story of the Nettie Wells dollhouse and the special memories held by its items. THE MUSEUMThe National Museum of Toys and Miniatures educates, inspires, and delights adults and children through the museums collection and preservation of toys and miniatures. The museum, located in Kansas City, Missouri, contains the worlds largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the nations largest antique toy collections on public display.

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A Day in the Life of a Homesteader

(HISTORY) Offered by: NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

The Homestead Act had a huge impact on the United States. In this lesson Park Rangers will examine what types of homes homesteaders built on the prairie, what the inside of their homes looked like and what their daily chores would have been. A brief discussion about the affects of the Homestead Act will also take place.

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Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII

(HISTORY) Offered by: NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM

Special Program - February 22, 2018 at 9:00 am or 12:00 pmDiscover fascinating stories of struggle, setbacks, triumphs, and heroism of individuals who changed history. Travel to California to learn about injustices in a segregated military at Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, the site of the deadliest munitions disaster during the war, and explore Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park to understand transitions and tensions in American defense factories.

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Baseball & Black History: Live from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

(HISTORY) Offered by: NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM

Baseball & Black History: Live from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museumwith Dr. Raymond Doswell, Vice President of Curatorial Services (NLBM) SPECIAL PROGRAM - January 9, 2018Join museum curator Raymond Doswell as he introduces African American history through the lens of "America's Pastime," baseball, from the end of the Civil War through the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Viewers will enjoy short film clips, photographs, artwork, and brief scenes from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc. in Kansas City, MO.

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Go To Kansas

(HISTORY) Offered by: NICODEMUS HISTORICAL SITE

Nicodemus was established in 1877 as formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky in organized colonies at the end of the of post-Civil War Reconstruction period to experience freedom in the "promised land" of Kansas. In this lesson a Park Ranger will discuss the historical role of the town of Nicodemus in during the Reconstruction period and the significance of the role African American played in the westward movement in the United States.

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A New Deal to Rebuild a Nation

(HISTORY) Offered by: SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

This presentation begins with an explanation of the Great Depression, its causes and events, and then describes life in that era. It then introduces The New Deal in a national context and explains the Civilian Conservation Corps as an example of New Deal programs.

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A Retreat Fit for a President

(HISTORY) Offered by: SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

This program covers the events leading up to the Great Depression and describes Hoover's approach to the crisis. Delve into the basis of Hoover's personal and political philosophies and take an in-depth look at how the camp itself reflects them.

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Timeless Totems: A Carved History of the Alaskan Coast

(HISTORY) Offered by: SITKA NATIONAL PARK AND MONUMENT

On an island amid towering spruce and hemlock, Sitka National Historical Park preserves the site of a watershed battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Kiks.adi Tlingit; park visitors are awed by the Tlingit and Haida totem poles standing along the park's scenic coastal trail; and the restored Russian Bishop's House speak of Russia's little known colonial legacy in North America.

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Building of the Transcontinental Railroad : Uniting a Country (Free Program)

(HISTORY) Offered by: THE DURHAM MUSEUM

One day, in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln sitting at his desk in the White House in Washington DC , signed a document that fixed the eastern terminus of the proposed rail route at Omaha, Nebraska Territory. Within a short time dirt was flying in Nebraska and California. Thousands of workers, large numbers of teams, many supply trains, and vast quantities of equipment and supplies were employed in caring this stupendous project forward. Each month the gap between the two construction forces became shorter, and finally , on May 10 1869, after six years of strenuous effort, the rails were joined at Promontory, on the Utah desert. This endeavor was the 1800's equivalent to the United States putting a man on the moon 100 years later. This session is loaded with original documents and photos from the Union Pacific Museum to provide your students with historical accurate primary information.Note: The best times to connect are 9:00-11:00 CST and 1:00-4:00 CST.

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Holiday's Around the World

(HISTORY) Offered by: THE DURHAM MUSEUM

Experience holidays from around the world right here in Omaha! Come to admire The Durhams own 40-foot, fully decorated tree and learn how we fit this beautiful sight into the museum each year. Then, experience holidays and traditions from other countries and cultures using our Ethnic Holiday Trees Exhibit as well as objects and traditions that will help you learn how people from all over the globe celebrate.

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Making the Past Present: A Living History with Educator and Musician, Scott Garbe

(HISTORY) Offered by: THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM

October 16th 10 am (CST)What do music, drama, Canada and the band The Cowboy Junkies have to do with the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza? Find out when Scott Garbe, our special Living History guest, shares how President Kennedy influenced him growing up, and how a visit to The Sixth Floor Museum inspired him to write an entire album about the Kennedy Assassination from different people's points of view. (Mr. Garbe is a high school Drama and English teacher in Canada.)

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Marketing the Candidates: Objects from the 1960 & 1964 Campaigns

(HISTORY) Offered by: THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM

Special ProgramNovember 6 at 9:00 amHow did people advertise their choice of Presidential candidate in the early 1960's and how has that changed in the past 50+ years? Connect with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza as the Curator of Collections and Educator share some recent acquisitions from the 1960 and 1964 election years, and discuss how these two campaigns were pivotal in 20th Century history and politics! Collections include pins, flyers, and other objects from both elections, as well as photographs from the Museum's collections.

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Early Life and Times

(HISTORY) Offered by: THE TRUMAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

This video conference will focus on the early life of Presidents Harry Truman from his birth in Lamar MO, to his life as a farmer. Presented are the influential foundations that help for his political life in Kansas City and his Presidency. - 1 hour -

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Presidency

(HISTORY) Offered by: THE TRUMAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Harry Truman the President of the United States, how did shape the highest office of the land. What were the successes and failures of his Presidency and how has history viewed his administration since his death. -- 1 hour --

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Truman and Civil Rights

(HISTORY) Offered by: THE TRUMAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

The Truman Presidency was instrumental in the desegregation of the US Military. What was the role of Truman in expanding Civil Rights under his administration?

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Truman and the Berlin Airlift

(HISTORY) Offered by: THE TRUMAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

One of the pivotal issues that emerged after the end of WWII was that Berlin became a surrounded city. How did deal with this international problem and lead the US in the Berlin Airlift.

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A Victorian Experience: A Tour of the Tinker Swiss Cottage

(HISTORY) Offered by: TINKER SWISS COTTAGE MUSEUM & GARDENS

Take a tour of the Tinker family home, which was left to the Rockford Park District. Filled with original furnishings, artwork, diaries, clothing and household items, the Cottage is a rich time capsule of life during the Victorian Era. TheCottage is also one of only a handful of Swiss-style homes remaining in the United States.

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FREE! 100 Years Ago: An Exploration of America’s Role in WWI

(HISTORY) Offered by: U.S. ARMY WOMENS MUSEUM

On April 1917, the United States ended isolationism and entered a war it had been avoiding for years. With the President Woodrow Wilsons declaration of war, over 4 million doughboys volunteered or were drafted for service in the U.S. Army. In addition, thousands of women answered the call to serve providing skilled labor both at home and abroad. Learn about these patriots by exploring artifacts and archives from the U.S. Army Womens Museum collection.

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Island of Integration: The Desegregation of the U.S. Army

(HISTORY) Offered by: U.S. ARMY WOMENS MUSEUM

As our nation fought abroad in WWII, the stirrings of another fight were beginning at home. Follow the journey of African American men and women as desegregation begins in the U.S. Army. Witness the history being made at home and abroad by examining original photographs, documents, newspapers, and artifacts.

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Where in the World Were They? American Women in WWII

(HISTORY) Offered by: U.S. ARMY WOMENS MUSEUM

Answering the call of a nation in need, American women step forward during World War II to fill an array of jobs. From factory workers to uniformed military members, these brave American women help win the war and usher in new economic and social changes that will forever alter the role of women in American society. The U.S. Army Womens Museum will lead your students through archive analysis that reveals the scope and breadth of womens service at home and abroad. They will hear the voices, feel the emotions, and examine the human dimensions of this massive cultural shift in our nation. Get ready to dig deep, put the pieces together, and circle the globe with American women in World War II.

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The Constitution

(HISTORY) Offered by: U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

In this workshop, individuals who have studied the Constitution will analyze facsimile copies of the great charter and related documents from the holdings of the National Archives that illustrate the importance of the Constitution and its influence on our lives today.

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The Things They Carried: Vietnam Memorial Collection

(HISTORY) Offered by: VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

Learn about the Vietnam War, discuss questions of war and peace, and view objects left in remembrance at the Vietnam Memorial on the National Mall since 1982. From swords to draft cards, these objects represent the range of experiences citizens had during a divisive time in US history.

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

(HISTORY) Offered by: VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection Artifact Experience and Discussion

(HISTORY) Offered by: VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

Learn about the Vietnam Era and view objects left in remembrance at the Vietnam Memorial on the National Mall since 1982. From swords to draft cards, these objects represent the range of experiences citizens had during a divisive time in US history. Classes are also available for adult groups interested in the program.

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The Wonders of Yellowstone

(HISTORY) Offered by: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

The world's first national park has more geysers than anywhere else in the world, iconic and charismatic fauna, plants that rely on fire to reproduce, and many other secrets that make it a place of wonder! In this program, participants discover the interwoven nature of the park's ecology, geology, and human history.

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Carving the Canyon

(HISTORY) Offered by: ZION NATIONAL PARK

Zion National Parks geologic story involves deposition, uplift, and erosion, and is a stunning example of the geologic processes that created Earth. Zion National Park is located along the edge of a region known as the Colorado Plateau. Through this program, you will gain an understanding of the unique and complex geologic story of Zion and the southwest. FREE

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Chat With A Ranger

(HISTORY) Offered by: ZION NATIONAL PARK

In this program, learn about Zion National Park, the park service, and the ranger themselves as they interact in live time with a uniformed ranger. After an introduction to the National Park Service emblem and meaning, the ranger will address questions from the participants, using props and presentations to share the ecology, wildlife, and history of Zion National Park. Zion National Park is one of 417 National Park Service areas. The National Park Service conserves the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. Park Rangers work at National Park sites to help protect these areas. There are different kinds of rangers who work at parks in a variety of positions that all work towards preserving and conserving the park. Zion National Park preserves an area of southwest Utah with massive sandstone cliffs, narrow slot canyons, and a unique array of plants and animals.

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Rescues, Rangers, Trails, and Trivia

(HISTORY) Offered by: ZION NATIONAL PARK

This program introduces the landscape of Zion through photographs, videos, and virtual tours. Participants will hear tales of rescues, virtually explore the most popular hikes in Zion, and learn about the animals and plants of Zion. This program is perfect for Senior Learning Centers. 30 minutes long. Zion does not do programs during the summer/fall but starts up in January.

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Live Dive

(SCIENCE) Offered by: CHANNEL ISLANDS

Seldom seen, but encompassing almost half of the park, the underwater environment often goes unnoticed. Now Channel Islands Live brings this ocean realm to you through technology.Great forests of kelp flourish in the waters surrounding the Channel Islands. Over 1,000 species of marine organisms can be found here. Seals, sea lions, fishes, marine invertebrates and algae all blend together under the kelp canopy to form one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world.The Live Dive is an interactive broadcast program that takes you on a virtual hike through the kelp forest to get a rare glimpse into this seldom seen world without even getting wet. From the landing cove at Anacapa Island, park rangers wearing special microphone-equipped dive masks descend into the kelp forest camera in hand. The divers explain what the camera is revealing and answer visitors' questions about the kelp forest and its many inhabitants, from lobsters to spiny sea urchins and brightly colored fish.The Live Dive is broadcast from the landing cove of Anacapa Island. Programs include general presentations along with special curriculum-based broadcasts that are directed towards school groups, but are open to all. Visitors can join us for these programs on Anacapa Island, at the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center in Ventura Harbor, in classrooms, and on the Internet.

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Live Hike

(SCIENCE) Offered by: CHANNEL ISLANDS

The Live Hike is a 30-minute live, interactive education program that connects participants with national park rangers to learn about the natural and cultural resources found on these remote California islands.

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Live Hike

(SCIENCE) Offered by: CHANNEL ISLANDS

Rising abruptly out of the sea, these remote islands have never been connected to the mainland. Over time, plants, animals, and humans have all become established and adapted to life here, but isolation has always made the islands a challenge to get to. Now Channel Islands Live brings the islands to you through technology. Located off the southern California coast, the Channel Islands are home to about 150 species of plants and animals that exist nowhere else in the world. The islands have also been home to the Chumash, who inhabited them for thousands of years, and to more recent residents including ranchers, the military, and the U.S. Coast Guard. The Live Hike is an interactive broadcast program that takes visitors on a virtual hike at Anacapa Island to experience this natural and cultural history without even crossing the channel. On the island, park rangers with video equipment broadcast live interactive programs highlighting the wildlife and human history of the park. Join along on the hike and ask questions of the rangers, researchers, and scientists as you get a close-up look at the regions largest western gull rookery, the historic Anacapa Light Station, and ongoing restoration projects. Programs vary throughout the year to highlight seasonal occurrences along with research and restoration activities. They include general presentations along with special curriculum-based broadcasts that are directed towards school groups, but are open to all. Visitors can join us for these programs on Anacapa Island, at the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center in Ventura Harbor, in classrooms, and on the Internet.

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After the Asteroid

(SCIENCE) Offered by: DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE

Sixty-six million years ago, an enormous asteroid collided with our planet and brought the age of the dinosaurs to a dramatic end. Surviving life began to flourish, evolving over time into the plants and animals we are surrounded by today. But how Earth made a comeback after the impact has long been unknown to science ... until now! Join paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for a live virtual look at a groundbreaking new discovery made by the Museum and learn what a new collection of never-before-seen fossils tells us about the history of modern life. Broadcasting live from the dig site if weather permits.

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Ancient Mummies, New Discoveries

(SCIENCE) Offered by: DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE

Mummies draped in unwinding linens and rising from their tombs are staples of Halloween lore and decor, but Dr. Michele Koons knows that mummies arent frighteningtheyre fascinating! As the curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Dr. Koons uses modern technology to study ancient places and peoples and unravel mysteries of the past.

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Deep Time Detectives

(SCIENCE) Offered by: DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE

Would you believe that long ago, your state might have been home to an ocean, a rain forest, or volcanoes? Did you know you can find ocean fossils on top of mountain peaks? Its true! Earth has undergone many dramatic transformations in the last 4.5 billion years, and its up to geologists like Dr. James Hagadorn to unearth our planets mysterious past. Dr. Hagadorn, curator of geology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, works as a deep time detective, examining rocks, fossils, meteorites, and more to tell us about the past, present, and future of our planet. What secrets are locked away in ordinary stone? All good detectives rely on keen questions, and yours will drive this live look behind the scenes of the Museum and back in time!

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Scientists in Action: Living with Penguins in Antarctica

(SCIENCE) Offered by: DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE

The life of an Adlie penguin is filled with adventure and drama as these birds struggle to survive and thrive amid the harsh and changing climate of Antarctica. Scientific researcher Jean Pennycook lives among the Adlie colony for a third of every year, collecting data for long-term studies of these amazing animals. Broadcasting live from inside the penguin colony as weather permits!

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Scientists in Action: Virtual Voyage Through the Universe

(SCIENCE) Offered by: DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE

One Time Special Offer- No spaceship? No problem. Space scientist Dr. Ka Chun Yu will be your students guide on a virtual adventure through space, starting with our home planet and voyaging into the solar system and beyond with the assistance of stunning scientific visualizations.Learn about our place in the universe, how we fit in the solar system, and how we are integrally connected to space! This is a fully interactive program where participants direct their questions to Dr. Yu and vote to guide our voyage through the universe. January 23, 2019 only at 2:00 pm

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Virtual Field Trip Demo the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

(SCIENCE) Offered by: DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE

This 30 minute session is an introduction and demonstration of videoconferencing technology and programs offered by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that can be customized to individual groups.Programs briefly covered include Scientists in Action, Virtual classes covering topics of the digestive system, circulatory system, respiratory system, and puberty as well as scientific illustration.

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Visit the Elephant Sanctuary

(SCIENCE) Offered by: ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

THIS PROVIDER IS ON HOLD OVER THE WINTER MONTHS - Increasing public knowledge is key to creating a world where elephants no longer live under the constant threat of poaching, habitat loss, conflict or capture. For more than 20 years The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee has provided an opportunity for elephants retired from performance and exhibition to live together in an expansive habitat that allows for a range of natural behaviors that contribute to their physical, social, psychological, and behavioral well-being. Utilizing photos, Q & A, and live-streaming EleCams in the elephant habitats, our educators will bring The Sanctuary to your community group!

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Alaska: Biomes of the North

(SCIENCE) Offered by: GATES OF THE ARCTIC NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE

The National Park Service protects millions of acres of public lands in northern Alaska. These lands are part of the tundra and boreal forest (taiga) biomes. In this program, students will learn about these biomes with examples from two wild, remote national park units: Gates of the Arctic and Yukon-Charley Rivers. A National Park Service Ranger will present an overview of non-living factors that influence these extreme biomes and the living things that call them home.

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Ask a Ranger

(SCIENCE) Offered by: GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Participants prepare thoughtful questions ahead of time and spend a half hour with a ranger discussing Grand Canyon ecology, geology and human history. -- 30 minutes --

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Canyon Connections

(SCIENCE) Offered by: GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

This program focuses on animal and plant adaptations while introducing some of the amazing creatures that call Grand Canyon home. Participants learn about the five diverse ecosystems found at Grand Canyon and the unique interrelationships found within them. -- 60 minutes --

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Condor's Flight

(SCIENCE) Offered by: GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Learn about this endangered species and the principles of adaptation and habitat through the riveting story of the California Condor.

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Layers in Time

(SCIENCE) Offered by: GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Participants learn the geologic story of Grand Canyon by focusing on principles of deposition, plate tectonics, down-cutting and erosion. This distance-learning program connects participants to past environments, the Colorado Plateau, and the powerful force of the Colorado River. -- 60 minutes --

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The Human Story

(SCIENCE) Offered by: GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

You'll go back in time 12,000 years at Grand Canyon to learn about the people who have called the Grand Canyon Home for thousands of years.

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Glacier Detectives (FREE)

(SCIENCE) Offered by: KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK

Through this interactive distance learning program students will learn why we have national parks, and be inspired by glaciers and ecosystems in Alaska. What is a glacier and how is it formed? As glacial detectives, we will observe the clues that a glacier leaves behind, begin to understand how parts of our planet have been shaped by ice, and start thinking about how water shapes our local environments.

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Listening To The Ice (FREE)

(SCIENCE) Offered by: KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK

What happens in Alaska, doesnt stay in Alaska! This interactive distance learning program will provide your students with a better understanding of the causes and impacts of climate change in Kenai Fjords National Park and throughout the world.

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What is Our Role in Ocean Stewardship?

(SCIENCE) Offered by: KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK

This program will focus on impacts and potential hazards of marine debris. In a facilitated dialogue format the ranger will engage students in a conversation about our role in protecting the ocean that we all share. free

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Forces and Motion

(SCIENCE) Offered by: LEARNNCO

Without forces and motion, everything would be stuck in the same place. Earth wouldn't travel around the sun and the hands of a clock would stand still. The Forces and Motion program will challenge students to investigate the effects of force on the motion of objects. 180.00

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Science Spectacular

(SCIENCE) Offered by: MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER

You Choose the DateOctober 26th 12 pm CentralNovember 21st 12 pm CentralDecember 14th 12 pm CentralJoin us as we take a tour of science! In this exciting LIVE presentation, well talk about various science concepts and bring large scale demonstrations right to your computer screen.This program is filled with live discussions, questions and answer sessions and most importantly, exciting demonstrations that learner of all ages can truly enjoy.

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The Amazing World of Salamanders!

(SCIENCE) Offered by: NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCES

The Salamander StateDid you know that North Carolina has more species of salamander than any other state? Join us as we learn all about our slimy, secretive neighbors. We'll discuss their fascinating life cycles, where they live, their neat adaptations, and some of the most common species you might find near you.

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ScienceCast: Cycles, and Storms on Winter Weather and El Nino

(SCIENCE) Offered by: PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE

November 4, 1:00 pm CentralWe will explore weather and meteorology from the Rees-Jones Dynamic Earth Hall with the Fox 4 Meteorology team! This session will discuss El Nino and the impact this storm system will have on our weather outlook.

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Star Wars in the Milky Way

(SCIENCE) Offered by: PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE

April 13, 2016 10AMMade up of over 400 Billion stars, the Milky Way Galaxy is a Huge place! Tanks to recent images from the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have recently revealed a beautiful web of stars at the center of our cosmic neighborhood.

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Food Fun! -Science for Seniors

(SCIENCE) Offered by: SCIENCE FOR SENIORS

One Time Free OfferScience for Seniors Food Fun - Who invented the potato chip? Why are marshmallows called marshmallows? Why don't chocolate chips completely melt and blend into the cookie batter? This and more such as the accident that invented corn flakes to the mystery of the candy cane will be explained. FREE

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Earth Day Celebration

(SCIENCE) Offered by: TEXAS STATE AQUARIUM

Special ProgramApril 22, 201610AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2PMJoin the Texas State Aquarium as we celebrate our annual "Party for the Planet," the largest combined Earth Day event in North America! Learn how you can participate in environmentally friendly practices by going "green" and raise awareness about animal conservation.

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The Magic of Monarchs

(SCIENCE) Offered by: TEXAS WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION

Special ProgramApril 13: 9AM, 10:30AM, 12:45PM, 2PMFor such a delicate insect, the Monarch butterfly leads an adventurous life! During spring and fall, millions of Monarchs will travel through Texas on their way to or from their overwintering sites in Mexico. Live caterpillars and adult Monarchs will be on hand during the program.

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