Newest Programs 

Benjamin Franklin an Original American - by George H. W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum (41)
2015-16
Benjamin Franklin, An Original American, introduces a unique opportunity for an engaging, lively, thought-provoking educational experience.Register for this event: http://www.connect2texas.net/pages/home/events/
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Aesop Storytelling Fables by Barbara Hailey - Recording for this program still available - by George H. W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum (41)
2015-16
Join Barbara Hailey, author, playwright, and Master Storyteller. She shares the story of an underdog who sought to bring joy to the lives of all. 
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Thomas Borcher Esquire: Presentation on the Supreme Court - by George H. W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum (41)
2015-16
Join Thomas Borcher for an in depth discussion on law, politics, and the Supreme Court.
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Audience:  9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Skip Hollandsworth Author of the Midnight Assassin Q&A - by George H. W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum (41)
2015-16
Skip Hollandsworth comes to share his stories of investigative journalism and movie making.
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Audience:  9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Build an Owl with our Magic Owl Box - by International Owl Center
Owls are amazing! With their keen senses of sight and hearing, quiet flight and powerful talons, they blow all other birds out of the water. But what exactly makes an owl an owl?
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Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Introduction to Qigong - by Actors Company
In this basic workshop, participants are introduced to simple, gentle exercises of Qigong, a 2,000 year old system from China that people around the world now use for calming the mind and body. The postures and movements of qigong can help circulation, prevent...
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Audience:  Adult Learners

Explore! Time - by HEC-TV
2007-08 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Investigate the big picture question, "How do we measure time?"  Go inside the workings of clocks and watches, explore how the measurement of time has changed over time, and investigate the wide variety of ways we measure time today.
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6

True Stories that will Knock your Socks Off: An Author Shares How Nonfiction Books are Written - by CILC Events
2007-08
Ever wonder how an idea becomes a book? How does an author gather information, decide what goes in the book or what doesn’t and when it is complete? Get your answers straight from award-winning nonfiction author Carla Killough McClafferty.
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Animal Encounters: Skunks & Armadillos (FREE) - by Texas Wildlife Association
Meet the nine-banded armadillo and the striped skunk.  Although their defense behaviors and adaptations benefit them in their wild environment, these same behaviors do not fare well in urban habitats.  After our class you will understand the ecological b...
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Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

ASI: Animal Skull Investivation (FREE) - by Texas Wildlife Association
This interactive presentation allows students the opportunity to investigate skulls of native Texas animals.  During the investigations, students will discover the feeding habits, survival adaptations, and finally the identity of our mystery specimens. ...
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Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

More Than a Drop (FREE) - by Texas Wildlife Association
This interactive presentation opens students’ eyes to the various facets of water in the environment, from raindrops to aquifers.  Students will be challenged to think about where water comes from, how it got there, where it ends up, and how it is being ...
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Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Text Chat: Ornithologist Carla Dove on Her Job Identifying Bird Remains - by Smithsonian Institution- National Museum of Natural History
2013-14 Honorable Mention
Join live, text-based web chats with scientists who have previously been featured on a Smithsonian Science How live webcast. Students will have direct conversations with scientists about their career pathways and research at the Museum. On November 16, explore...
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Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Ocean Emergency - by Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Discover the urgent need to address threats to marine mammals. Using critical thinking skills, participants design a solution to alleviate a threat, while learning about ocean careers. This program raises awareness of the interconnection between people and...
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Audience:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The Slavery Debate and the Dred Scott Family - by History Live
2010-11,2011-12,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention,2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17 Honorable Mention
Property and Freedom Bring Your Own Device!
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Audience:  7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Genetics and the Zoo: Investigating the Role of Genetics and the Modern Zoo - by Greenville Zoo
2012-13 Honorable Mention,2014-15,2015-16
Who doesn't love a cute cuddly lion cub? How exactly do zoos decide when animals should make those little babies? Come explore the circle of life and how genetics is important in today's modern zoo.
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Audience:  9, 10, 11, 12

Plant Survival (FREE) - by Longwood Gardens
2015-16
Travel through both tropical and desert gardens located inside Longwood’s Conservatory and examine adaptations that these amazing plants exhibit for their survival. Interact with an educator as you explore these survival adaptations through video and images an...
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Audience:  7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

FREE - Homestead Act of 1862 (6th-12th grades) - by Homestead National Monument of America
2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
The Homestead Act changed the complexion of the United States and the world forever. The offer of free land encouraged millions from all across the globe to collect in the United States. The Homestead Act defines the American Dream! Under this law more than...
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Audience:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

FREE - Homestead Act of 1862 - by Homestead National Monument of America
2012-13 Honorable Mention,2015-16
The Homestead Act changed the complexion of the United States and the world forever. The offer of free land encouraged millions from all across the globe to collect in the United States. The Homestead Act defines the American Dream! Under this law more than...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5

Virtual Student Research Center for History - by Timeline Studio by the Maryland Historical Society
2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2016-17
Want your students to develop important research skills while making primary sources come to life? SEARCH, The Student Research Center for History, is designed to introduce middle and high school students to primary source-based historical research!
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Audience:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Bring a Nonfiction Minute Author to Your School! - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank
2015-16
The highly popular free blog for kids, the Nonfiction Minute has capture the imagination and the  2.5 million page views of students nationally.   These short essays are written by award-winning authors who are already in your school library.  How about bringi...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

This Old Hat, Patriots of Liberty - by Connecticut Children's Theatre
This Old Hat, Patriots of Liberty is an original one-woman tour de force musical featuring Betsy Ross, Deborah Sampson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tumbman and Amelia Earhart. Historically correct, entertaining and filled with music, Patriots of Liberty ...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Sentimental Journey, The Music of Doris Day - by Connecticut Children's Theatre
Sentimental Journey, The Music of Doris Day - A cabaret-style tribute to the legendary entertainer!  Program includes stories about Day's life and career with projections and videos. 20 Songs including Sentimental Journey, Secret Love & Que Sera. Patty Carv...
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Audience:  Adult Learners

Catherine Coffin, All Aboard! - by Connecticut Children's Theatre
Connecticut Children’s Theatre - Meet Catherine Coffin, First Lady of the Underground Railroad! In this living history, musical presentation students will experience the challenges an Underground Railroad Conductor faces, learn about messages in quilt patte...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5

Henry Ford: Driving Force in America ($50 off when booked before 12/20/17) - by Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One
2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention, 2016-17 Honorable Mention
Henry Ford did not begin the automobile industry, but his insights about consumers and manufacturing changed the world as we know it. He was a complex man in a complex time and to judge him you must know something about his background, the world around him at...
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Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent

Christopher Columbus: The Shame & the Glory ($50 off when booked before 12/20/17) - by Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One
2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention, 2016-17 Honorable Mention
Columbus has just returned from "Japan" and shares with The Spanish Court (program participants) all he has learned. The Court is permitted to ask Columbus questions about himself or the trip. Mr. Fincken will also discuss the other voyages and why the man is...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

2018 Reading Discovery Distance Learning - China: Modern and Historic Views - by George H. W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum (41)
2015-16
Join Alex Tait(The Geographer of National Geographic) and Tom Putnam( National Archives and Presidential Libraries Special Assistant) with Mike Wright( Award winning KWTX and KBTX broadcaster) as moderator on January 25, 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. CST.  This is a col...
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Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII - by The National WWII Museum
2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2012-13 Honorable Mention,2013-14 Honorable Mention,2015-16 Honorable Mention
Throughout World War II, African Americans pursued a Double Victory—one over the Axis abroad and the other over discrimination at home. Major cultural, social, and economic shifts amid a global conflict played out in the lives of these Americans. The Natio...
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Audience:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Heart of a HOFer with Colts' and Bills' Bill Polian (FREE) - by Pro Football Hall of Fame
2007-08,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11,2011-12,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17
The Pro Football Hall of Fame continues its highly popular Heart of a Hall of Famer series, powered by Extreme Networks, on Tuesday, November 28 at 1:00pm ET featuring Gold Jacket Bill Polian. Bill Polian spent 32 seasons in the National Football League du...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Boston Tea Party Experience - by Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Participants become fully immersed in history, playing an active role in the most important event leading to the American Revolution. Journey from the town meeting debate to Griffin's Wharf to destroy the East India Company tea.
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Adult Learners

Trail of Tears: a History of Southeastern Indian Removal - by Burritt on the Mountain: A Living Museum
2012-13
The Trail of Tears is one of many scars in our nation's history of relations between Native Americans and white settlers. A study of this period can provide perspective on events throughout American history as well as on problems that we still face today. Legi...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

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