Discovery Education to Host First-Ever ‘Discovery STEM Day’

Discovery Education is hosting today its first-ever Discovery STEM Day, an interactive, virtual field trip fostering student interest in STEM careers. Streamed from Discovery Communications’ global headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, virtual attendees can meet five different men and women whose roles utilize a variety of STEM skills each day – from a digital media creator to a business leader, web designer, media analyzer and virtual reality developer. Five separate livestreams will…

President Obama to Connect with Students Nationwide on the Importance of Reading and Digital Literacy as Critical Skills in Latest Virtual Field Trip from Discovery Education and the White House

Discovery Education and the White House announced today that on the morning of Thursday, April 30, President Obama will connect with students nationwide on the importance of reading in the latest installment of the Of the People: Live from the White House Virtual Field Trip series. This edition, to be broadcast live from Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C., focuses on improving literacy, expanding digital learning, and the ConnectED initiative’s efforts to…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Discovery Education had a busy week, hosting on Thursday, April 23 both a live My Brother’s Keeper panel discussion, and a virtual field trip with Nutrients for Life celebrating the role STEM plays in agriculture. My Brother’s Keeper is a national initiative aimed at improving the life outcomes of boys and young men of color; the live panel featured local and national leaders discussing the important efforts being taken…

Discovery Education and Ford’s Theatre Host Virtual Field Trip to Honor President Lincoln’s Legacy

Tomorrow, March 26 at 1pm EST, Discovery Education and Ford’s Theatre will host a live, interactive virtual field trip for students nationwide commemorating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. The field trip will be hosted by Discovery Education’s Kyle Schutt and will feature expert insight from two of Ford’s Theatre teaching artists, Thembi Duncan and Stephen F. Schmidt. Students will learn about America at the time of Lincoln’s death,…

Discovery Education Hosts First Live, Global Virtual Field Trip from Tower of London to Commemorate Remembrance Day

Discovery Education is no stranger to virtual field trips, bringing students and educators to a wide range of places in the U.S. and globally – from Boston’s Museum of Science, to the food labs at Chobani, to Montana’s Glacier National Park and even to China with First Lady Michelle Obama. But Discovery Education had never hosted a live, international field trip – until now! On Monday, November 10, Discovery Education…

Discovery Education Joins Up With the White House for ‘Of the People’ Virtual Field Trip

Tomorrow, Discovery Education will take students across the U.S. on a virtual field trip to the White House kitchen as part of the Of the People: Live from the White House webinar series. During the live virtual event, Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy, will prepare a healthy snack and discuss the importance of nutrition and healthy choices alongside student co-host, Maurice…

The White House and Discovery Education Expand Exclusive “Of The People” Virtual Field Trip Series

The White House and Discovery Education announced today the expansion of the popular “Of the People: Live from the White House” virtual field trip series. Offering upper elementary, middle and high school students unique access to White House and government officials as well as subject matter experts, Of the People will bring a series of 30-minute virtual events hosted by a student and broadcast live from the White House and other special…

Discovery Education Takes Students on Virtual Field Trip to China with First Lady Michelle Obama

On Tuesday, Discovery Education will transport students to China to hear from First Lady Michelle Obama in a cultural exchange with a student studying abroad in China as part of the Of the People: Live from the White House Virtual Field Trip series. Continuing to give students unique access to White House professionals, experts and personalities, Discovery Education will transport students into a Chinese classroom alongside the First Lady during “Exchange…

Discovery Education Gives Students VIP Access to White House Through Virtual Field Trips

Yesterday, students from across the country virtually traveled to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for Discovery Education’s first trip in its new Virtual Field Trip series, “Of the People: Live from the White House,” a series designed to offer middle and high school students unique access to White House professionals, experts and personalities in a series of 30-minute virtual events broadcast live from the White House and open to all classrooms nationwide. On…

Classrooms, Communities Welcome North America

As viewers prepare for this Sunday’s premiere of the new Discovery Channel series, North America, our youngest fans and teachers are diving deep into North America with Discovery Education. Earlier in May, Discovery Education took over 160,000 students on field trips across North America – virtually. Through videos, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with producers and field crew members, Discovery Education brought to life the continent’s unique geography, diverse animal species and…