Who doesn’t love the Google Doodle? One minute, you’re searching for movie listings in your neighborhood, the next minute you’re learning that it is the 374th birthday of Nicolas Steno, the father of geology. The logo remix of the search engine’s homepage is always a fun intersection of quirky historical facts, pop culture moments, well-known events and global holidays and celebrations.
On Friday, Discovery Education is teaming up with Google to present the Doodle 4 Google virtual field trip, free to teachers and their students across the US. Teachers can register their class to get the behind-the-scenes scoop from the illustrators and engineers behind the curiously re-imagined Google logos, live from the Googleplex itself.
After learning all about the magic behind Google’s doodles, students will have the chance to harness their creativity and enter their own doodle in the Doodle 4 Google competition. The annual program invites U.S. students in grades K-12 to submit their best designs for the Google Doodle – and one creative student’s doodle will be chosen for millions to see on the Google homepage, receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school.
Want to get your students inspired? To take the “Doodle 4 Google” virtual field trip with Google and Discovery Education, register your class and tune in at 1PM ET on Friday March 1st – happy doodling!