Hands-on learning is vital for students to fully understand the concepts we teach in the classroom.

Dr. Todd Bowden,
Superintendent of Schools

Summer Camps and Things to Do

  • Venice Theatre

    EdExploreSRQ Interactive Career Exploration Series #7: “ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE! So You Want to Explore Careers that Combine Artistry with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math? Then Let’s Go to the Theatre!       “All the world’s a stage, And al …

  • Venice Symphony

    The Venice Symphony is passionate about inspiring a lifelong appreciation of music. Our dedicated musicians and volunteers provide vital music education throughout our community.

  • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

    TEACH BEYOND THE CLASSROOM! Van Wezel’s Schooltime Performances present high quality Explorations throughout the school year that are designed to delight as well as enhance your students’ education. The 2018-2019 Schooltime Performances incorporate Science, Math, Language Arts, Literature, Social Studies, Theatre, Music, and Dance. Visit our Providers Page for more information!

  • The SOURCE Theatre

    The SOURCE Theatre is an exciting, educational touring theatre and video company for middle and high school students that has been based in Sarasota, Florida for over thirty years.    Directed by Equity actress and nationally published playwright, KT C …

  • The Sarasota Ballet

    Ballet is an art form that touches us deeply and gives expression to feelings not easily put into words. For twenty years, it has been the mission of The Sarasota Ballet to “enrich lives, capture emotions and strengthen the community through the art of dance”.

  • The Ringling

    There is so much to discover at The Ringling!  Students of all ages will connect with art, nature, and history as they explore The Ringling’s rich art collections, roam the lush grounds, visit the historic Ca’ d’Zan, and experience the fascinating, int …

  • The Players Centre for the Performing Arts

    Here’s a link to our outside-of-school classes for kids: http://www.theplayers.org/studio/#tab-classes 

  • The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast

    The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (PMP/Suncoast) cultivates audiences of all ages through classical music performances and education outreach programs, including hosting the PMP Sarasota Winter Residency and presenting PMP Alumni: Around Town, and PMP Alumni: In Schools. Through its relationship with The Perlman Music Program (PMP), founded by Toby Perlman and with a world-renown faculty, including internationally-acclaimed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, PMP/Suncoast offers the public the unique opportunity to witness the talent and spirit of extraordinarily gifted and promising young string students and accomplished graduates. In addition, during the year, PMP/Suncoast brings alumni of PMP, now professional musicians, to our area for educational and outreach programs. PMP Alumni: In Schools takes the musicians into elementary, middle and high schools, as well as special needs schools, in Sarasota and Manatee counties to educate and interact with students and teachers. PMP Alumni: Around Town offers free or low-cost PMP alumni performances and events to people of all ages at local community venues.

  • Suncoast Science Center

    Suncoast Science Center’s Mission: To provide people of all ages the opportunity to actively engage in the world of science, technology, engineering and math, and to encourage life-long learning in a fun, educational, and hands-on environment. About Us …

  • Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

    Using liquid nitrogen as our primary prop, Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream’s in-school exploration will facilitate discussion of topics such as States of Matter, Water Cycle, Ideal Gas Law, the Leidenfrost Effect, creative uses of the scientific method, an …

  • Stephanie Daige, Teaching Artist, MM, BM

    Stephanie Daige earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University and her Master of Music degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Purchase. She performs professionally on oboe, English horn, and saxophone in various orc …

  • Save Our Seabirds

    Seabirds STEM Adaptations

  • Sarasota Orchestra

    The Sarasota Orchestra is committed to transforming the symphony into a youthful medium, where children and teens don’t replace their pop music with Mozart, but add him to their playlists.

  • Sarasota Opera

    Sarasota Youth Opera Production of The Hobbit—–Photo by Rod Millington Sarasota Opera’s mission includes a mandate “to entertain, enrich, and educate our communities, as well as patrons from across the state and around the world.” Through a multitud …

  • Sarasota Military Officers Foundation, Inc. [SMOF]

    An Elementary School Education Program In partnership with The Patterson Foundation, the Sarasota County School Board, and numerous other organizations, our Foundation introduced the American Flag Initiative in October 2013 to educate the community’s children; the public; and the greater Sarasota/Manatee business community on the origin, history, and meaning of the American Flag; the importance of patriotism and respect for the flag; as well as the proper protocols for the flag’s display and retirement. With our Chapter’s support, the Sarasota County educators developed an Academic Curriculum consisting of ten (10) fifty-minute lessons of classroom instruction for 4th grade students to be taught by their teachers and a visiting instructional team consisting of a retired/former military officer; a JROTC Cadet from our local high school; and a Senior Level Scout from the Girl Scouts. This program has subsequently been replicated in other communities throughout Florida and the United States. Our Foundation publishes, OLD GLORY, a guide to displaying and honoring our Nation’s flag. We also organize old and damaged flag collections throughout the Sarasota and Manatee counties for appropriate disposal. We hope that you enjoyed had an opportunity to attend our “Celebration of the Stars & Stripes” on Flag Day, June 2015, and on June 2016 at Sarasota’s Patriot Plaza. Our next celebration will take place on President’s Day Monday, February 17, 2020, also at Patriot Plaza at the Sarasota National Cemetery. The Patterson Foundation and United Way Suncoast are sponsors of the event.

  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens

    A tropical adventure awaits all who visit the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. One of the oldest continuously operated attractions in Florida established in 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens evokes memories of Florida days gone by. Full of flora, fauna and fun, ye …

  • Sarasota County Libraries

    The Sarasota County Library System supports learning for all ages through hands-on activities, events and a broad collection of materials. Each of our 10 locations has a collection tailored to meet the needs of its community. Our libraries offer spaces …

  • Sarasota Contemporary Dance

    The mission of Sarasota Contemporary Dance is to bring contemporary dance to the community through eclectic performance and educational programing while collaborating with artists and community groups to further enrich the human experience. Sarasota Co …

  • Sarasota Bay Estuary Program with Around the Bend Nature Tours

    Around the Bend Nature Tours partners with Sarasota Bay Estuary Program to provide their P.I.E.R. education program. This includes local field studies for schools in Manatee & Sarasota counties and the Sarasota Bay Guardians program for volunteer w …

  • Reach for the Stars ~ National Rocket Competition

    Jack & Kathy Colpas are retired public school educators with over fifty years combined experience. Kathy’s background is at the elementary level. Jack was a middle school science teacher. Jack worked the summer program at G WIZ – Museum in Sarasota …

  • Mote Marine Laboratory

    Marine Science Education Programs at Mote Explore the ocean. Discover the research. We are scientists, explorers and stewards of the ocean. Driven by research, education and excitement we work to create a better environment for ourselves and our childr …

  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

    Welcome to Selby Gardens! Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected center for research and education, as well as a famous showplace that delights more than 140,000 visitors each year.  Our guests see beautiful horticultural displays and learn from …

  • Lemur Conservation Foundation

    The Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through managed breeding, scientific research, education, and art.

  • La Musica International Chamber Music Festival

    La Musica’s mission is to bring outstanding European and American chamber musicians together in Sarasota to present exciting programs of familiar and seldom-heard chamber music.  Students, teachers, families may attend the events during the annual Apri …

  • InStride Therapy, Inc.

    InStride Therapy is recognized as the leading hippotherapy center in the southeastern United States and has been a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International since 1994. READING WITH LITTLE RED & FRIENDS …

  • Historic Spanish Point

    Come visit 30 beautiful bay-front acres centrally located in Sarasota County, Florida.  Learn about the region’s prehistory in “A Window to the Past,” the only archaeological exhibition in the nation built inside of a shell mound. Your family also will …

  • Florida Studio Theatre

    Florida Studio Theatre is proud to present the 27th Anniversary of the WRITE A PLAY program. WRITE A PLAY is a year-round comprehensive arts integration program with a unique blend of professional plays, exciting theatre experiences, and in-class workshops. Through participatory learning with a special emphasis on literacy, this program has developed an impressive record of success, reaching over 50,000 students annually. For more information and pricing contact Hannah Bagnall, Education and Outreach Associate, at 941-366-9797 or hbagnall@floridastudiotheatre.org.

  • Circus Arts Conservatory

    The Circus Arts Conservatory Education Program Circus, being unique, visual and exciting, offers a solid foundation for learning. This one-of-a-kind Education program takes learning in the classroom to a new level.  Our teaching artists go into Sarasot …

  • Asolo Repertory Theatre

    Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. A center for theatrical excellence, Asolo Rep stages up to fifteen productions every season, spanning a div …

  • Art Center Sarasota

    Art Center Sarasota offers a variety of educational programing for all ages.  Along with our adult art education classes and workshops offered from October thru May we offer a wide range of youth programs for schools, organizations, clubs, and individu …

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