Virtual Education Programs

Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

New Virtual Program Opportunities

Let the Burke come to you—virtually! In this limited spring 2020 opportunity, a Burke Educator will join your class’ video conference call. This experience features a topic of your choice, and will include a show-and-tell of real items from the Burke collection, and a discussion or activity prompt for your students.

We know this is a tough time for many groups. Therefore, this program is available as a pay-what-you-can opportunity ($25 suggested).

We ask that teachers taking advantage of this opportunity also take a brief moment to fill out a survey about the 2020–2021 school year, and how the Burke can best support your class learning. Take the survey.

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Learn how to tell if an ancient creature is a dinosaur or not a dinosaur. See casts of real fossils that come from dinosaurs, then move like a dinosaur and show us your best dinosaur impressions!

PreK–Grade 1
Listen to a story about a tree's life and the animals who call it home. Learn how a tree continues to have a role to play after it has fallen over. See real specimens of plants and animals that are talked about in the story! 

Grades 2–5
What is an ecosystem? Talk about the ways in which living things interact, and meet some specimens from a Washington state ecosystem.

Learn about some of the styles of canoes that are used by Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest. Discuss the living tradition of canoeing, and the ways in which contemporary Native communities continue to practice and share this tradition.

Learn what adaptations are and how they help living things to survive. Take a look at real specimens from the Burke’s collection and identify some of the adaptations that they feature.

a burke educator teaches students during a field trip

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Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum