Natural History Museum of Utah’s Interactive Online Classes Featuring Research Quest!

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We found this creative and great resource for parents from the Natural History Museum of Utah. Daily online classes for kids. They are FREE!

Does anyone know of other programs like this or being considered here in Oregon? Send us an email at info@backyardbend.com if you do. Below is the information from their website. See their WEBSITE HERE. 

As schools make plans to help slow the spread of coronavirus, NHMU is making its award-winning Research Quest science program available live, online to students throughout Utah and the country.

Currently, NHMU has plans to offer new content Monday through Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM MDT.

Join us the week of March 23 for classes featuring NHMU’s Dr. Mitch Power, a paleobotanist who studies ecosystems across time and space. You and your student or child will take an adventure through Utah’s majestic Uinta Mountains. Together, you’ll tackle current topics like the impact of climate change on biodiversity in the forest. Next week’s classes will be announced here and through email at the end of this week.

Research Quest Class are:

  • Designed for middle school students to work independently, and younger students with help
  • Facilitated by a professional NHMU educator
  • Interactive and available free of charge
  • Offered weekdays beginning at 9:30 AM MDT
  • Taught in multiple sessions with fresh content each day

You can do some, or all, the classes. And you do not need to do them in order!

We’ll offer all students who complete each class a digital Certificate of Completion.

This is a new project for NHMU and we’re looking forward to learning with you. Following each class, you’ll be invited to share your ideas, feedback, and suggested questions for NHMU scientists.

We’ll be making archived sessions available following each class, so if you miss a session don’t worry — you’ll be able to do it, with NHMU assistance, anytime. Visit our archive page here.

If you’re a current Research Quest user, please note that you can continue to use these resources as you currently do.This offering is designed as an additional service at a time when some schools are mobilizing to create the best possible distance learning opportunities for their students.

Research Quest is a free digital online platform aimed at middle school students that provides supplemental science education and critical thinking opportunities using research and objects from the Natural History Museum of Utah’s collections.