Online Enrichment Opportunities

Enrichment Opportunities, Online or Do at Home

Community Education has been working hard to create a variety of online enrichment classes. Check back on this page frequently for updated classes and resources.

Update for Summer 2020

We are offering some in-person opportunities this summer with changes. You can check here for more information on our updates and here for classes, camps and opportunities occurring this summer. 



Early Learners

ECFE New Parent Connection for parents
As a new parent, you may have questions about how to support your baby's development and well-being, as well as adjust to new routines while taking care of yourself! 

ECFE Virtual Parent Consultations
birth - grade 3
Connect with a Licensed Parent Educator to receive information on; supporting children's emotional well-being, parent self-care, community resources and more. 

ECFE Zoom Parent Weekly Together Sessions for parents
Connect with other parents to discuss the challenges of social distancing with children and how to support their emotional well-being during these unprecedented times. 




Youth


Advanced Chess All ages
Babysitting 10.5 years and up

Beginner Chess All ages
Brick Builders Online Challenge 1-8 grade
Drawing Skills and Art Techniques 6-12 years
Driver's Education 14+
Fencing 1-12 grade
Multiplayer Minecraft: World Builder 2-6 grade

Do at Home Enrichment Kits

Bead Creations
Birdhouse Kit All ages
Bubbles Galore

Cookie Decorating Kit All ages
Fairy Garden Kit All ages
Fairy Jar Night Light
Paper Mobile
Patriotic Wreath
Puppet Theater Kit

String Art
Sun-catcher Kit
Treasure Box

Wooden Biplane Kit 8-12 years



Adults
    

Flatten Your Curve 5K Run/Walk

Join South Washington County Schools Community Education in our first ever Virtual 5K!
The ‘Flatten Your Curve’ virtual fun run is a great way to stay fit and keep your family physically active, all while practicing social distancing! In addition to the good vibes you’ll be feeling from a great stroll, walk or run, you’ll also be feeling good that a portion of your registration fee will be donated to our Youth Financial Assistance, helping meet the needs of local students who want to participate in activities such as swimming lessons, driver’s education, S.T.E.M. programming and more.
Registration includes entry to the 5K run/walk, t-shirt, finisher medal and donation to our Youth Financial Assistance fund.



Free Opportunities

Junior Achievement is now providing free online resources for teachers and parents to keep our children engaged, inspired, and educationally challenged. 

Monica J. Sutton is an early childhood educator with over 18 years experience. She offers children's lessons, children's programming, and talks about child behavior. If your household is looking for a racial mirror in the classroom for your child, or you just want to supplement what you've been doing in our ECFE program, she is a great resource!

STEM

Discovery Education - Offers a variety of topics including: Health & Wellness, Careers & College Readiness, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Tech & Manufacturing, Sports, Financial Literacy/Economics, Literacy, Community Engagement, Argumentation with Evidence, Collecting & Analyzing Data, & Agriculture. 

Boeing Future U - Explore aerospace technology with virtual field trips and interactive videos.

Manufacturing - Explore STEM careers by meeting professionals and exploring facilities.

JPL- Videos about Earth, our Solar Systems, Stars & Galaxies, and Technology

Access Mars  - Explore the real surface of Mars as recorded by NASA's Curiosity rover.

Star Atlas - Explore over 60,000 stars, locate planets

Volcanoes - U.S. Geological Survey interactive map

Nature Works Everywhere - The Nature Conservancy offers 11 virtual field trips. 

The Great Lakes - This virtual field trip from Great Lakes Now has three components: coastal wetlands, algae, and lake sturgeon.

Farms, Zoos, and Aquariums

Farm and Food Tours

San Diego Zoo

Smithsonian's National Zoo

Houston Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium's Ocean Voyager Webcam

Virtual Tour of the National Aquarium


Let's Explore History and Social Studies!

Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

Colonial Williamsburg

Ellis Island

Cities of the World

China

Easter Island

Son Doong - World's largest cave!

Ancient Egypt

Discovery Education

360 Cities


Museums

Smithsonian Virtual Exhibitions

National Museum of Natural History

The Louvre

National Gallery of Art, Washington

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Boston Children's Museum

Google Arts & Culture

British Museum, London

Guggenheim Museum, NY

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

MASP, Sao Paulo 

National Museum of Anthropology

National Women's History Museum 

The White House


National Parks

Yellowstone National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

Carlsbad Caverns

Music / Reading

New York Philharmonic - Games and concerts from the New York Philharmonic

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall - Virtual tour

The Metropolitan Opera - Watch live opera

Birthplaces of Music - Boise State created this virtual field trip to four music locations: Vienna, Austria; New Orleans, LA; Cleveland, OH; and Bristol, Tennessee--Virginia.

The Seattle Symphony is offering free, online broadcasts of their concerts.

Amazon's Audible, launched a free listening experience for children who are isolated and away from school and friends. The collection includes audio in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. 

Under normal circumstances,Hesta Prynn can usually be found DJing for fashion brands and celebrity shindigs—but these days she's stuck at home with her 6-year-old. To save us all from weeks of Kidzbop or Baby Shark, she's releasing family-friendly playlists every few days on Spotify. Have an older kid who dreams of becoming a DJ? Prynn is also giving virtual DJ lessons via herInstagram storiesGet Hesta Prynn's newest playlist on Spotify

Dance

If your child has always wanted to take ballet class with a famous ballerina, now is their chance.Tiler Peck, principal dancer at New York City Ballet, is teaching daily ballet classes every day at 1 pm EST via Instagram Live. Throw on a pair of ballet slippers and join in as she takes dancers through basic stretching and ballet positions. She even throws in some pointe work at the end for more advanced dancers. Join Tiler Peck on Instagram