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Museums From Your Home

UA Museums From Your Home

Starting on Friday, March 27, 2020, UA Museums will begin live streaming educational content from the Facebook pages of the Alabama Museum of Natural History, The Gorgas House Museum, the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, Moundville Archaeological Park, and the Office of Archaeological Research.

Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the University of Alabama Museums, the Office of Archaeological Research, the Department of Research and Collections, and Discovering Alabama will be providing online educational outreach. They will have daily programing (Mondays and Wednesdays) at 10:00 AM Central that will include experts in various fields, offering Q&A time for those watching at home.

Since their audience is unable to visit the museums during this effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, UA Museums’ Executive Director, Dr. William Bomar, understands that people are looking for quality online content that is both educational and entertaining.

“While our four public museums are closed, we will be using a variety of platforms such as daily live streams by scientists, historians, archaeologists, and naturalists from UA Museums. It is my hope that during this difficult time, our audiences across Alabama and beyond will take advantage of our educational resources and see our museums as a source of enrichment and comfort”, Dr. Bomar said.

The Live Stream Schedule and Where to Watch:

Archived Live Streams:

The live streams will be archived by Facebook and available for viewing even after the they have ended.

Don’t Have a Facebook Account? No Problem!

All of our Facebook Live Streams will be uploaded to the UA Museums YouTube Channel and added to a Museums From Your Home playlist. Make sure to subscribe to the channel so you never miss out on a new video!

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Additional Educational Content:

In addition to the introduction of Facebook live streaming, UA Museums will be creating short video and social media content. This will include museum staff recording “Isolation Observations” of the nature they encounter in their own backyards and neighborhoods during Quarantine. Lindsey Gordon, Education Outreach Coordinator at Moundville Archaeological Park, will be sharing information about Moundville Archaeological Park in a series called #MoundvilleMondays. The Gorgas House Museum has also started a “Gorgas House Artifact Series”, which will be a series of social media posts sharing facts about artifacts that can be found inside The Gorgas House Museum.

UA Museums has other educational material for viewing and activity at home! Emmy-winning television program, Discovering Alabama, has free educational resources online including full episodes and Teacher Guides. The Alabama Museum of Natural History has a Teacher’s Corner, which offers educational materials about Fossils, Watersheds, Rocks and Minerals, and Soil. Moundville Archaeological Park has a variety of material on Archaeology!

You can also download our free UA Museums #ColorOurCollections coloring book!