Field trips can be one of the most exciting and memorable learning events for our children, but there’s a limit to how many places we can go. Between the obvious geographical challenges, there are also financial considerations, logistical issues, and your time and energy!
Streamable Learning is a site that offers an awesome solution to this for homeschool families! They provide live, interactive streaming educational events that you and your children can attend and participate in right from the comfort of your own home. Their modern, easy-to-use platform makes it simple to see what events are coming up, and to schedule your family to join in the fun. Since these are LIVE events, you and your kiddos get to be a part of the learning in real time, including getting to ask questions and learn from what other participants had to say.
Many of the programs offer pre and post-event materials, so you can really get the most of out preparing for the event and taking advantage of learning opportunities that came up from being a part of the event. Most events include multiple time slots, so you can easily find a time that will work with your schedule. Recordings for most programs are available, too, so if for some reason you end up not being able to attend live, you can still enjoy the opportunity when it’s convenient for you.
Topics included at Streamable Learning include science, technology, engineering, math, culture, reading, literature, health and wellness, art, history, careers, essential skills, and more!
There are events geared toward all levels K-12, so there is plenty for all of your children. I am very excited to start using Streamable Learning with my high school boys. Here are the events for October and November that I scheduled us for. Look at the variety!
- The Team it Takes to Build a Video Game: What teen boys can’t appreciate this?
- An event discussing the themes in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (we are going on a road trip now, so we’ll listen to this book on our way)
- Charleston Jazz presenting a Live Jazz for Kids and a History of Jazz event (which are both geared toward grades 3-6, but I’m thinking jazz is great for everybody, so we will attend even though my guys are older)
- A program about volunteering to help Sea Turtles that looks really cool
- A presentation on Women’s Suffrage from the National Women’s History Museum
When I think about even the free or inexpensive field trips I’ve done with my children over the years, by the time I’ve put gas in the van and bought snacks or lunch (or both), it typically would cost us $40+, plus the loss of an entire school day. And if I had to buy tickets to an event, well….those are an investment, to be sure! (and well worth it, but not always easy on the family budget) I just love that Streamable Learning makes it possible to have so many cool educational experiences for all ages in such a convenient way, at a price that is so affordable. Here’s a link to go check them out.