Starting the school year virtually is challenging, but the Living Arts & Science Center is here to help support you and your students! You can bring one of our professionally trained artists and experienced educators to your classroom VIRTUALLY, or work directly with our staff to create and facilitate companion activities to your lessons.
Book an outreach TODAY! Just complete the inquiry form above and our education team will contact you with a confirmation.
See a full list of educational offerings below.
- 45-50 min
- $100 per session
- Multi-sessions available
Kentucky Wildlife: (K-5th) Explore Kentucky’s incredible wilderness as we discuss and observe some of our state’s native species! Attend a virtual meet-and-greet session with some of the Livings Arts and Science Center’s animal ambassadors and speak directly with an educator as they discuss adaptations, diversity, and survival. The Kentucky Wildlife Outreach is designed to engage students and elevate interest in Kentucky wildlife while supporting Next Generation Science Standards.
Animals and Habitats: (K-5th) From the deserts in Australia to the rain forests in Madagascar, explore diversity among animal species from around the world and learn about the features that make a habitat suitable for living things! Students will virtually interact with live animals while comparing their physical and behavioral characteristics. Further, students will learn about how structures and functions give clues to the habitats that living organisms are adapted to live in. This outreach supports Next Generation Science Standards.
Weaving together Math and Art: (3rd-5th) Activate your mind as we weave together art and math! Students will learn how to create woven masterpieces using the concentric circle styles of Wassily Kandinsky.
Urban Ecology: (3rd-8th) Even though we don’t always see them, humans share their environments with various animal species! Take a closer look at the relationship between living and nonliving things in the world around us and how animals survive in urban and suburban places. We will discuss adaptations, ecosystems, and ways people can better support local wildlife. Students will also make discoveries by dissecting their own owl pellet while learning about the intricate food web. This outreach supports Next Generation Science Standards. *This outreach requires a hands-on activity- LASC can prepare drop-off kits. Additional materials fee for groups over 15.
Math and Art: PI City Skyline: (K-5th) You don’t need to be in advanced mathematics to participate in this math art project! Students will make graphed skylines with any series of numbers but it becomes much more fun as a way to create and celebrate PI City.
Origins of Day of the Dead: Art and Culture: (3rd-12th) Immerse yourself in art and culture exploring the Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertos! The Latin American holiday Day of the Dead is a blend of practices originating in Mesoamerican (Olmec, Maya, and Aztec cultures) with believes brought to the new world by the Spanish. These traditions celebrate the memories of family, friends and other public figures through the creation of an ofrenda or altar to honor the dead. During this outreach students will explore the rich history and meaning behind Day of the Dead motifs such as sugar skulls, papel picado, La Catrina, and their connection to the winter migration of the monarch butterfly to Mexico. This cross disciplinary outreach combines history, culture, geography, and art.
Virtual Art Gallery Tour: (K-12th) Take a guided virtual tour of one of the LASC’s many art galleries.
Chill with Will, Shakespeare Exploration: (K-8th) Welcome students to the world of William Shakespeare! Utilizing historical context and fun facts, this outreach introduces elements of Shakespeare, comedy and drama while practicing teamwork and problem solving. Key topics from Kentucky school’s curriculum and academic standards will be utilized in grade appropriate selections and stories. Chill with Will and gain understanding of the history of theatre, the Renaissance period and more!
Around the World of Dance in 50 Minutes or less: (K-8th) Hop on a virtual plane and travel around the world with our instructor to learn about the cultural connections between dance and culture. Travel to Asia, Polynesia, Latin America, Europe, Africa and America and learn how dance how dance is a part of every arts culture. Key topics from Kentucky school’s curriculum and academic standards will be utilized in grade appropriate dance and movement activities. Fly and dance with us and gain understanding of the history of dance, make cultural connections and more!
Elements of Theatre: (K-8th) What is theatre? How did it begin and why? What is acting? This outreach is the perfect sampler of theater for those who want to taste it all. Key topics from Kentucky school’s curriculum and academic standards will be utilized in grade appropriate selections and terms. Jump in and gain an understanding of the history of theatre, learn to recognize how theatre functions and more!
Literacy in ACTion: (K-5th) Learn how to bring a story to life! Through the use of movement, pantomime, puppetry, story dramatization and group discussion, students will acquire language and communication skills, social awareness, problem-solving abilities, and an understanding of theatre and storytelling.
The Beat Goes On, How Drums Have Changed the World: (3rd-12th) Drums are truly one of the world’s oldest instruments. Their origins go back to Africa where drums were used as a form of communication and rhythms had specific meaning. Through migration, the tradition of covering a hollow wooden cylinder with animal skin spread. From there use on the battle field to becoming a key instrument in modern music, drums have changed the world. Students will explore the rich history of the drum through a world view, look at the anatomy of a modern drum set, and experience the development of rhythms in American music from early jazz, swing area, bebop, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and pop as played by a live drummer.
Arts and Crafts Traditions in Kentucky: (3rd-12th) Explore the rich heritage of arts and crafts made right here in our state! This dynamic presentation will focus on the arts and crafts traditions of Appalachia through drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, glass, fiber, and wood. Students will explore the concept of division of labor and the need for artisans in an agrarian society and the impact the Industrial Revolution had upon the crafts traditions. In addition, students will experience a live wheel throwing demo by a master potter.
Designing Theatre: (3rd-12th) Dive into the world of creating theatre! Using a well-known story, or a completely unique idea, your students will learn how theatre professionals design the costumes, sets, props, and more!
- 10-90 min lessons available
- prices vary per lesson
- Free video resources available on The Living Think’s YouTube page
Classroom Support: LASC teaching artists can create companion crafts and lessons to enhance what is happening in your classroom. Staff are also available for live artist conversations and can connect you with amazing STEAM professionals for live Q&A sessions.
The Living Think: LASC has unveiled a new YouTube channel called The Living Think. There you will find free video resources and lesson plans that align with state standards. Bring these fun characters into your class virtually with any outreach listed above.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
- 45-50 min
- $7 per student
Join the Living Arts & Science Center teaching artists, as they take you on a tour of the world around us. Meet STEAM professionals, see behind the scenes tours of unique facilities, and ask your burning questions live!
*DATES AND TIMES, TBD
Want more information on how the LASC can support you and your students? Call or email today.
362 N. MLK Jr. Blvd
Lexington, KY 40508