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

Lori White, 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

    Van Wezel Goes Virtual! FREE Opportunities for physical and remote learners. This season the Van Wezel is offering Virtual Schooltime Visits and LIVE Remote Visits with a teaching artist. Experience the best in the performing arts and nationally recognized arts integration programming VIRTUALLY- Anywhere!

  • 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

    ABOUT THE RINGLING The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling) is proud to offer all school programs free of charge. Located on 66-acres along Sarasota Bay, there is so much to discover at your museum! Circus owners John and Mable Ringling …

  • 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.

  • The Hovercraft Project

    “Learn to Love to Learn”

  • The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

    At The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, you can journey to the stars and learn about the world around you – land, sky, and sea – through the lens of Florida’s natural sciences.

  • 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 …

  • STEMania

    ​STEM Facts It’s estimated that over the next 10 years, the nation could face a shortage of 1 million STEM workers Scientific lab courses in most schools suffer from a lack of space and funding needed to provide materials to each student Between 4th an …

  • 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 (SCD) 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. SCD c …

  • 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 …

  • Mote Marine Laboratory

    We look forward to sharing the ocean and Mote research with you and your students. We currently offers both off-campus field trips (Mote Explorations and Field Explorations) and online virtual explorations (SEA Trek) to Sarasota schools.

  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

    Welcome to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens! Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provides 45 acres of bayfront sanctuaries connecting people with air plants of the world, native nature, and our regional history.  Established by forward thinking women of their t …

  • 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.

  • Florida Studio Theatre

    Florida Studio Theatre WRITE A PLAY- VIRTUAL SEASON We are proud to present the 30th year of the WRITE A PLAY program entirely VIRTUAL for the 2020-2021 school year. This virtual program will be offered at NO COST to schools through a partnership with …

  • 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 Sarasota …

  • 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, we offer a wide range of youth programs for schools, organizations, clubs, and individuals. Virtual Programing:  Con …

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