Schools & Groups FAQ
For classrooms of 15-25 students, we can schedule a Virtual School Workshop. If you are planning a program for several classes, we can schedule multiple programs back-to-back and/or work with you to customize a program that meets your group size, desired content, and timing needs.
Yes, many of our classes are offered from year to year. Our class offerings do change periodically as we constantly design our programming in response to the needs of schools and teachers. Please review our program offerings before submitting your registration for the latest topics available.
Educators are generally available to teach Tuesdays 8:30-1:30, Thursdays 8:30-1:30, and Fridays 8:30-12
Students join a CuriOdyssey hosted Zoom classroom. They can log on to the link from their remote locations or the teacher can log in and project the meeting in their classroom for students who are learning in person if they are not working from their own digital devices.
CuriOdyssey Zoom classrooms are password protected and we ask for teacher assistance in checking student names from the waiting room before admitting them to the meeting. Zoom links are not shared outside of the student participant list.
CuriOdyssey educators engage students live in discussion verbally and in the typed chat. Each program includes showing real biofacts, meeting animal ambassadors, hands-on activities with materials from home or in the classroom and/or exploring online resources through screen or link share. In some cases, we are able to tailor a program to meet guidelines for the type of hands-on learning your students are able to engage in or recommend a program that relies more on observation.
Teachers are provided with a materials list before the start of each workshop so that the students may gather what they need. In general, virtual programs rely on an assortment of household materials such as paper, scissors, tape, recycle bin treasures, and kitchen supplies.
Students will need access to a digital device to join the Zoom classroom such as a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with a webcam and microphone.
Some experiments require access to outdoor space to complete. If your students do not have access to outdoor space, we do not recommend selecting Solar Science, Earth Rocks, or Drinking Water.
Fees for virtual workshops are based upon the number of students in a class and the amount of customization desired. Check out our chart of workshop fees to estimate the cost of a program for your group.
Please contact Carl Oosterman, Education Director at coosterman (at) curiodyssey.org to inquire about scholarship opportunities. At this time, CuriOdyssey does not have a regular source of scholarship funding for Virtual School Workshops.
Virtual School Workshops are delivered live from a CuriOdyssey Educator and recording is not permitted.
Check out the At-Home Science Center for a selection of pre-recorded content and activity plans
CuriOdyssey Educators have digital devices optimized for functioning on Zoom. They have limited ability to provide programs on other conferencing platforms which may not have the same interactive features to support hands-on learning. Please indicate in your program inquiry if your students are unable to access Zoom.