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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum “Virtual Learning”

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As families in the Chicago-area and across the U.S. wonder what to do at home with many schools closed due to COVID-19 and limited social gatherings — the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is bringing the museum to guests with virtual learning.

The Nature Museum’s staff created daily STEM activities through an e-newsletter, also on their website, that parents and guardians can do at home with kids as they navigate online learning. Kids will explore how frogs use their eyes to swallow food, learn what turtle shells are made of, along with show-and-tell sessions featuring other captivating native animals. It is now possible for students from any location to engage with the natural world outside during this period indoors.

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum understands the crucial need for virtual education, especially now, and is thrilled to share this email series containing key STEM educational tools such as videos, guiding questions and crafts, for first-time, or professional, educators. The series is available through email subscription or on their website here.

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