• Upcoming Events

     


    Thursday, May 6 - Future Ready Career Exploration for PK-12

    Future Ready  

    We're hosting a virtual career day designed in partnership with our friends at Junior Achievement on May 6th, and all are invited. 

    Virtual Career Day EdVenture Website

    9:15-9:45 - Elementary Keynote
    • Author and Celebrity Kate the Chemist (Brought to us by our friends at Watermark Books and Cafe)
    9:30-10:00 - 8 Live Virtual Sessions
    • What Become of Recycling with ProKansas Miller Recycling Center - Grades 4-8
    • Snap YUM! Social Media Careers in the Food Industry with Freddy's Custard & Steakburgers - Grades 6-12
    • Discover the Growing Opportunities in the Agriculture with the Kansas Corn Commission
    • ALLTITE: Kansas Workforce in Wind - Grades 6-12
    • Build a Career in Design and Construction with Hutton - Grades 7-12
    • Discover Career Possibilities at Textron Aviation - Grades 7-12
    • Student Startup: The Internship for Teen Entrepreneurs - Grades 7-12
    • Talkin' Tech Careers at WSU Tech's FutureMaker Lab - Grades 7-12
    10:00-10:30 - Secondary Keynote
    • Define What Matters to You with PBS's Roadtrip Nation Founder Mike Marriner
    11:00-11:30 - 6 Live Virtual Sessions
    • Keep Pushing Towards Your Drea: A Visit with Professional Arts Quintis Pinkston - Grades 4-8
    • Snapshot into Photography with Photographer Tobie Andrews - Grades 4-12
    • Energy Careers with Evergy - Grades 6-12
    • The Rockin' Science of Sound with Sound Engineer Thomas Archer - Grades 6-12
    • Policy and Advocacy Careers with Mikayla Lee - Grades 6-12
    • Grab the Right Gear with Cintas Careers - Grades 6-12
    1:00-1:30 - 6 Live Virtual Sessions
    • Community Helpers - How I Became a Doctor with Pediatrician Dr. Amy Seery - Grades PK-4
    • Let's Tour the City Offices with Mayor Brandon Whipple - Grades K-5
    • Aeronautical Engineering: Soaring with the "E" in STEM Grades 4-8
    • Careers in the NFL - Grades 5-12
    • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering with Engineer Scott Mueller - Grades 6-12
    • Interior Design Careers with Keystone Solid Surfaces - Grades 7-12
    2:30-3:00 - 7 Live Virtual Sessions
    • A Day in the Life of a YMCA Personal Trainer - Grades 3-12
    • Meet Professional Entertainer Injoy Fountain - Grades 3-12
    • Whatever You Want to Do When You Grow Up, You Can Do it All at WSU - Grades 4-6
    • Talkin' Tech Careers at WSU Tech's FutureMaker Lab - Grades 4-8
    • It's a Great Day to Make a Difference at From Hooves Therapy Riding Center - Grades 4-12
    • Amanda Haubrock: Cargill Culinary Innovation Lead - Grades 4-12
    • Architecture & Design: Acts of Creation with Architect Matt Hamm - Grades 6-12

     


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    Thursday, April 29 - Poem in Your Pocket Day Mini-Edventure for PK-5

    Poem in your Pocket Day

    Let's celebrate National Poetry Month and all forms of creative writing with a PK-5 mini-edventure.

    Visit our Poetry in Your Pocket Edventure Site for more details


    Thursday, April 22 - Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration Grades PK-12

    Earth Day

    We are going BIG for the planet with our Earth Day Celebration April 22nd. 

    Highlights include:

    • Wichita Symphony performance of Sea Creatures
    • Soil Dwellers with the Sedgwick County Zoo
    • Save the Slimy Salamander with the Great Plains Nature Center
    • The Dance of the Prairie Chicken with Photographer Casey Wilson
    • Soil Science: A World Below Your Feet
    • Baby Animals at the Zoo
    • Animal Storytime
    • Sustainable Architecture
    • Monarch Butterflies
    • Invasive Species
    • Environmental Policy
    • Black Fotted Ferret Conservation
    • Rhino Conservation in Namibia
    • A Deeper Look into The One and Only Ivan

    More Details Found on our Party for the Planet Website 


    Friday, April 16 @10:30a - Virtual Author Visit with Jon Klassen

    Jon Klassen The Rock from the Sky

    GRADES PK-2 are invited to join fun and excited virtual author visit with Jon Klassen as he launches his BRAND NEW picture book The Rock from the Sky. Yhis is a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there’s something off somewhere, but you just can’t put your finger on it.

    To learn more visit our Virtual Author and Illustrator Event Site


    Wednesday, April 14 @10:30a - Virtual Author Visit with Max Brallier

    Max Brallier The Last Kinds on Earth

    GRADES 3-8 are invited to join us for another exciting author visit this time with Max Brallier who shares is BRAND NEW book The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales from the Treehouse.  The kids and their monster buddies are hanging out in the tree house, when Jack launches into an epic, totally-heroic, super rad story of one of his many post-apocalyptic adventures.

    To learn more visit our Virtual Author and Illustrator Event Site


    Thursday, April 8 - Sharon Cameron Virtual Author Visit 

    Sharon Cameron Author  Book - The Light in Hidden Places

    In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, join us for a Virtual Author Visit with Sharon Cameron. Sharon will share the extraordinary story of Stefania Podgórska, a Polish teenager who chose bravery and humanity by hiding thirteen Jews in her attic during WWII.

    To learn more visit our Virtual Author and Illustrator Event Site


    Thursday, April 8 - Holocaust Remembrance Day for Grades 6-12

    Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Middle and High School Classes are invited to join us for a short series of virtual learning opportunities remembering the Holocaust.

    Holocaust Virtual Remembrance Day Event Page

    Highlights Include:

    • Author Visit with Sharon Cameron
    • The Story of Anne Frank and the Power of Words
    • The Life in a Jar Story of Irena Sendler who Rescued Children During the Holocaust

    Wednesday, March 31 - Women's History Month Celebration for Grades PK-12

    Women's History Month

    TOPICS SUPPORT: STEM, MUSIC, ART, DRAMA, SPORTS, HISTORY, ELA, CAREERS, CURRENT EVENTS

    Here's an overview of the day (sessions still may be added).
    • Hear the Women's Suffrage Story in Kansas with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum - Grades 6-12
    • Virtual Author Visit with Sandra Nickel sharing the story of Astronomer Vera Rubin - Grades 1-4
    • The Story of Carry Nation  with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum - Grades 6-12
    • The Story of Suffragettes with the US National Archives - Grades 4-8 AND Grades 9-12
    • Women Serving in WWII with the US Army Women's Museum - Grades 3-6
    • The Legacy of Women in the US Navy Band - Grades 4-12
    • African American Women Who Impacted your Life with The Kansas African American Museum - Grades 4-8
    • The Story of Oceanographer and "Shark Lady" Eugenie Clark - Grades PK-4
    • The Story of Mother Dilce Polite: 50 Years of Serving the Wichita Community Through Prison Ministry - Grades 4-12
    • Women Trailblazers of Kansas with Kansas Comissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson - Grades 3-12
    • Amazing Unsung Heroines of History with the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes - Grades 4-12
    • Women in the NFL (Coaches, CEO's and Players) - Grades 3-8
    • Hands-on Creative Writing and Math Activity Focusing on Incredible Women in History - Grades 2-6
    • Women Artists and Their Stories with the Wichita Art Museum - Grades 4-8
    • Women in Baseball: Dirt on their Skirts with the National Baseball Hall of Fame - Grades 4-8
    • Why STEM is AWESOME! With the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) - Grades 4-12
    • The Story of Aviator Louise Thaden told by a 1st Person Historical Performer - Grades 3-12
    • A Visit to The Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York - Grades 3-5
    • The History of Girls Who Game: Playing to Win in Career and Life - Grades 3-5

    Wednesday, March 31 @ 9:30a - Author Visit Sandra Nickel

    Sandra Nickel The Stuff between the stars

    To help celebrate Women's History Month, join us for a virtual author visit with Sandra Nickel.  Sandra will share the story of female astronmer Vera Rubin. 

    To learn more visit our Virtual Author and Illustrator Event Site


    Wednesday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day Celebration for Grades PK-5

    St Patricks Day Edventure
    We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a series of virtual events.

    Highlights Include:

    • A Virtual Field Trip to Exploration Place to learn about the science of color dye
    • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) share the science of rainbows and how light bends to create colors
    • A cultural dancing tour covering the history of St. Patrick's Day and Celtic Stories
    • Exploration of Irish Traditions in America
    • A Virtual Visit with How to Catch a Leprechaun author Adam Wallace

    Visit our St. Patrick's Day Mini-Edventure Site

     


    Wednesday, March 10 - Celebrating the Fine Arts in all Content Areas for Grades PK-12

    Fine Arts EdVenture

    We're celebrating the Fine Arts through a series for Virtual Field Trips and Guest Speakers. This sessions will support History, Cultural Studies, Science, Math, ELA, Career Explorations, Music, Art, Dance, Oratory, Drama, and Media Arts

    Sessions Include:

    • Performances from Friends Univsersity Fine Arts Department
    • The Power of Words - Oratory and the History of Ford's Theatre

    • Discovering Puppetry in Cultures Around the World

    • Exploring The Music Business with the Country Music Association Foundation

    • HIstory of the Guitar - the Instrument the Rocked the World

    • Exploring Unsung Heroes, the Fine Arts, and PBL

    • Arts Partners Performances

    • Contemporary Arts of the Silk Road (Yes, great for 6th grade Social Studies)

    • Hopping with the Harp (a PK-2 Exploration of the Harp)

    • Live Glass Blowing Demonstration at Kart Art Glass

    • Walking Tour of Music Theatre Wichita's Costume Shop

    • US Navy Band Sharing their Mission and their Music

    • Cultural Dancing - Your Passport to the World (Active Learning Session for kids to learn the Hula and other dances)

    • Meet a BrainPOP Animator

    • Visual Art and the Pro Football Hall of Fame Experience

    • Interview with Kansas Graduates who are now professional Music Theatre Performers

    • Story of Dale Chihuly

    • Careers in the Circus Presented by The Ringling Museum

    • Musical Math: Fractions with the Manhattan School of Music

    There is something for everyone, and it's all waiting for you at our Fine Arts Edventure Website

     


    Wednesday, March 5 - Virtual Author Visit
    Tim Miller Visits with the Kansas Humane Society

    Tim Miller

    Grades PK-2 are invited for an exciting visit with author/illustrator Tim Miller who will also be joined by the Kansas Humane Society for some feline fun. 

    Visit our Author and Illustrator Visits Events Page

     


    Wednesday, March 3 - Lunch and Learn CTE Field Trip to Textron Interior Engineering Facility

    Lunch and Learn

    March 3 from 12:30-1:15p Grades 9-12 are invited on a CTE field trip to Textron Interior Engineering Facility and to learn about paid summer internships.

    Download student flyer

    Virtual Field Trip Link

     


    Tuesday, March 2 - Virtual Author Visit
    Read Across America Day with Author Ally Carter

    Ally Carter

    Grades 3-7 are invited to celebrate Read Across America Day with TWO opportunities to meet Author Ally Carter

    Visit our Author and Illustrator Visits Events Page

     


    Wednesday, February 17 - Celebrating Black History Month

    African American Month

    Click Here to View the Celebrating African American Month Event Page

    Highlights Include African American History Stories Featuring:

    • The American Revolution
    • The Civil War
    • Western Expansion
    • Harlem Renaissance 
    • Science
    • Jazz
    • Sports (NFL)

    Friday, February 12 - Love Your Heart Health Fair

    Love Your Heart Health Fair Graphic

    Click Here to View the Love Your Heart Health Fair Event Page 

    Highlights include:

    • Visits with Incrdible Athletes including Olympic and Paralympic Gold Medalists
    • Exploring Healthy Habits with a Puppet Show from the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta
    • Nutritional Snack Tutorials from Greater Wichita YMCA
    • An Art Lesson from Wichita CityArts
    • Mindfullness Strategies
    • Up and Moving Interactive Sessions

    Friday, January 29 - Celebrating Kansas Day 

    Kansas Day Graphic

    Happy 160th Birthday to Kansas! Let's explore treasures and history all across the Sunflower State with over 40 virtual field trip sessions.

    Kansas Day EdVenture Website

    Highlights Include:

    • Kansas Nature and Wildlife
    • Kansas History Elements from the Civil War to Present
    • Famous Kansans
    • Tourism Spots Across the State
    • Kansas Musicians and Artists
    • 15 Kansas Author Visits 

    Textron STEM Field Trips

     


    Wednesday, January 13 - Celebrating NEA Big Read: Wichita

    Big Read Wichita

    Highlights include:

    • Aesop's Fable Puppet Shows
    • Constellations
    • Greek Mythology
    • NeoClassical Art
    • Greek Architecture
    • Navigating the seas with the stars
    • History detectives with artifacts from Ancient Greece

     


    Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland Ed-Venture featuring sessions in STEM, CTE, music, dance, art, health, history, careers, service learning, and holiday traditions from around the globe.

    Highlights include:

    • The Science Behind Christmas Lights at the Arc of Sedgwick County
    • Visit with a Civil War Santa
    • How Reptiles Survive the Winter
    • Behind the Scenes of the Nutcracker at Ballet Wichita
    • An Interview with Santa Claus 
    • Winter Inspired Music with the Wichita Symphony's Maestro Hege
    • Service Learning Projects
    • A Tour of Christmas Trees and Historic Kansas with Dr. Randy Watson
    • A Visit to La Galette Bakery for French Holiday Traditions
    • A Visit to the Wichita Art Museum to Explore a Winter Painting

     


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    Friday, December 11
    Safari EdVenture for Grades 6-12 featuring STEM

    Highlights include:

    • STEM careers
    • Animal and habitat conservation
    • Biodiversity
    • Geology
    • Aerodynamics of nature
    • Data analysis
    • Mars Rover
    • Forensic science
    • Veterinary science.

    Click here to view all recordings sessions 


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    Tuesday, Nov. 10
    Celebrating Veterans

    • Honoring Veterans Events
    • Veteran interviews
    • Celebrating America's Heroes Art Lesson from CityArts 

    Click here to view the on demand recordings

     


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    Friday, Oct. 30
    Fall Festival Virtual Field Trip Day - Exploring STEAM and Culture in Our Community

    • Catch a Ride and Explore Corn Harvest with Farmer Sharon and the Kansas Corn Commission
    • Explore the Complex Job of a Farmer with Kansas Corn Commission
    • Meet the Unhuggables at the Sedgwick County Zoo
    • Let's Get Batty with the Sedgwick County Zoo
    • Let's Visit Walter's Pumpkin Patch
    • It's an OWL-Mazing Autumn with the Great Plains Nature Center
    • TEAM Engineering with Walkin' and Rollin' Costumes
    • Exploring Dia de los Muertos at the Juarez Bakery
    • Sounds of the Autumn Season - A Tour of Orchestra Instruments
    • Mrs. Vonda Schuster Reads The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
    • Exploring the Day of the Dead with Students in Mexico

    Click here to view the on demand recordings

     


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    Friday, Oct. 9, 2020

    • Pet Protectors with the Kansas Humane Society
    • Prairie Dogs with the David Traylor Zoo
    • Rockin' Rainforest with the Lee Richardson Zoo
    • Designing a Solution to Pollution with the Lee Richardson Zoo
    • Dinosaur Artifacts with the Museum of World Treasures
    • "We All Grow Up" featuring Chinese Alligators at the Sedgwick County Zoo 
    • "Go with the Flow" Habitats at the Sedgwick County Zoo
      Click here to view the on demand recordings