After an incredibly challenging year, families and educators deserve a chance to celebrate.
One year ago, the pandemic made traditional schooling and after-school learning opportunities impossible. Among the events that couldn’t happen: Remake Learning Days Across America, the annual festival that effectively turns our country into a pop-up theme park of hands-on learning for more than 50,000 children and families from pre-K through high school.
But under immense pressure, parents rallied. They helped their kids learn and partnered with teachers more fully than ever before. Meanwhile, schools adapted. They found new ways to connect with students and families to keep the learning going no matter the challenges.
That progress and innovation make the return of Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA), happening April 22-May 23, an even bigger celebration — one that educators and families are definitely ready to enjoy.
Launched in Pittsburgh in 2016, this year’s RLDAA festival includes nearly 800 in-person and virtual events at schools, museums, libraries, community hubs, tech startups and more, in 17 regions of the country. These events, nearly all of them free, invite parents and caregivers to learn alongside kids. The goal: to help all students get excited about learning and perhaps even discover future career paths.
Families can search events by six learning themes: arts, maker, outdoor learning, science, technology, and youth voice. Though there are in-person options in many parts of the country, the virtual nature of many events means that families nationwide can join in learning opportunities happening anywhere. Just a few of the events include:
- Duke Gardens STEAM Challange (a virtual event hosted by the Triangle region in North Carolina from April 22 - May 2): Challenge yourself with a STEAM adventure by completing 5 activities from this special bingo card inspired by nature.
- Born Learning Trails (a virtual event hosted by Badgerland from April 22-May 15): Contains colorful and interactive signs with activities for adults to engage in with young children to turn an outdoor trip into a fun learning experience.
- Earth Day Scavenger Hunt (a virtual event hosted by East KY on April 22): Get outside and enjoy the day looking for various items found in nature.
- ReImagine Play (a virtual event hosted by Southwestern PA on May 14): Self-directed stations will allow children and families to explore a variety of outdoor museum learning experiences that focus on water and habitats as they discover the amazing interconnectedness of our natural world.
- STEAM Playground (in-person event in Central PA on May 14): Explore, play, and create using a variety of engaging technology devices including Ozmos, Snap Circuits, Bee Bots, and Q-BA-Maze Marble Tracks.
Learn more and find events to attend by visiting https://remakelearningdays.org. You can also follow along on social media using the hashtag #RemakeDays.