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:
- Mondays at 10 AM: Moundville Archaeological Park
- Wednesdays at 10 AM: History
Archived Live Streams:
The live streams will be archived by Facebook and available for viewing even after the they have ended.
- iNaturalist Training with Dr. John Friel
- History (Moundville Archaeological Park)
- History (The Gorgas House Museum/Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum)
- History (Archaeology)
- History (Abbott Nature Photography)
- History (Family Friday/Deep Time Demonstration)
- Jones Archaeological Museum (Moundville)
- Civil War: Burning of the University of Alabama Campus (The Gorgas House Museum/Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum)
- The Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail – Part 1
- Watersheds (Alabama Museum of Natural History)
- Family Friday: Making a Terrarium
- Birding at Moundville Archaeological Park
- Conversations With Historians: Urban History (Dr. Sharony Green)
- Gulf Coast Archaeology (Office of Archaeological Research)
- Family Friday: Pollinators
- Moundville Park Pavilion (Rural Studio)
- Conversations With Historians: Public History (Dr. Julia Brock)
- The Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail Part 2
- Geological Survey of Alabama/Surface Dynamics Modeling Lab (Natural History)
- Family Friday: Gardening Demonstration for Families
- Chickasaw Storytelling
- Students in Museums – Part 1
- The Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail Part 3
- Lizards and Snakes of Alabama
- Family Friday: Historic Uses of Plants
- Recent Research at Moundville Archaeological Park
- Tuscaloosa Area Virtual Museum
- Coosa River Valley Archaeology – Part 1
- Family Friday: Paleontology vs. Archaeology
- Erskine Ramsay Theft
- Student Engagement and Reaching Gen Z
- Archaeology and the Main Street Enhancement Project
- Trace Fossils
- Family Friday: What is Archaeology?
- Beliefs/Symbolism of Ancient Moundville
- Coosa River Valley Archaeology – Part 2
- Dragonfly Migration
- Family Friday: What is Paleontology?
- Social Media as the “New Platform for Museums”
- Museums From Your Home: Amphibians
- Family Friday: Archaeology Vs. Paleontology Recap
- Hoop Dancing
- Conversations with Historians (Dr. Hilary Green)
- Modern Interpretation of a Native American Garden
- Museum Studies
- Native American Music
- Students in Museums – Part 2
- Conversations with Historians (Dr. John Beeler)
- The Search for Underworld Powers
- A Conversation with Preservation Advocate, Ian Crawford
- Alabama’s State Archaeologist
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!