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Students will learn and be able to identify the seven simple machines. Participants will also learn and understand the concepts of work and force. This interactive workshop provides students with practical experience working with simple and compound machines. The program includes a museum tour in which students will also tour the museum to see how… Read more »

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The Erie Canal influenced the work, life, and culture of Western New York in many ways. This workshop will focus on how the Allan Herschell Carrousel Factory and other local industries benefited and changed with the development of the Erie Canal. Students will tour the museum to learn about the history of carrousel production and… Read more »

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The Architecture is Art program introduces students to Frank Lloyd Wright and the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, NY.  The programs are both in-class and on-site at the Martin House and will engage students in cross curricular activities that include engineering, history, art and math.  The program will culminate with the Junior Docent program, where… Read more »

Bring a BPO musician into your classroom and invite your students on a journey to the intersection of imagination, literature and classical music.

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Theodore Roosevelt remains one of America’s best-known and most recognizable presidents, but how much do you really know about him? This program for grades k-2 introduces students to TR at a lower-elementary relatable level as the inspiration for that standard of childhood, the Teddy Bear.Participatory storytime tells the tale of how an actual event showed… Read more »

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Theodore Roosevelt remains one of America’s best-known and most recognizable presidents, but how much do you really know about him? This program, recommended for grades 8 and 11, explores Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency, and the political issues of early 20th century America, through period political cartoon analysis and discussion. Political cartoons are far more than just… Read more »

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Using traditional African drums and percussion instruments including djembes, dunun, kenkeni, sangban, ashiko and steel drums, along with other percussive instruments to introduce, experience, and per

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In this workshop students will gain the necessary tools for thinking critically about media messages. They will view and engage in a guided discussion about a series of short videos and clips in order

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This program will focus on the basic elements of theatre and understanding Shakespeare’ s text within the context of history. This program will be in a
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This program will focus on the basic elements of theatre and understanding Shakespeare’ s text using the Staircase of Complexity. We will delve into the historical and cultural context in which Willia