Community Opportunities

Grand Rapids Children's Museum

  • Play@Home: The Children's Museum brings play to you! Transform your living room, backyard, or bedroom into your very own mini-GRCM with these ideas for engaging in open-ended play at home!

Grand Rapids Public Museum

  • Live Stream: A 24/7 live feed of cool exhibits like the Grand Fish, Grand River exhibit featuring GRPM's Lake Sturgeon
  • Digital Collections: Explore GRPM's collection of more than 250,000 artifacts and scientific specimens from home 

Van Andel Institute

Resources for Teachers


  • Blue Apple Tele-Teach: Free 30-minute consultations to help K-12 teachers with virtual teaching methods
  • Free Germ Spread Prevention Unit: A free PBL unit for distance learning to help students understand how germs spread and also empower them to make a difference by creating their own public service announcements

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

  • Learn from Home: Find video resources and activities to keep kids engaged in learning at home, great for families and teachers

Grand Rapids Public Library

  • eBooks and Digital Media: eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more available for download with a valid GRPL card
  • Temporary e-Cards: During GRPL’s closure in response to COVID-19, they're offering temporary e-cards to expand access to digital resources. Access GRPL from home with a temporary e-card.
  • Share Your COVID-19 Stories: Help GRPL create a shared memory of this time. Your stories will become a part of the Grand Rapids Public Library’s permanent archival collections and will give scholars, historians and medical researchers a record to study in the future.

Kent District Library

  • KDL Virtual: Use the library from home to access digital resources
  • Learning Resources: Activities, homework help, video story time and other tools to help kids learn at home
  • Summer Wonder: Join KDL's annual summer reading challenge with cool prizes for little readers, youth and teens & young adults

John Ball Zoo

  • Insider Videos: Adorable and informative videos of John Ball Zoo's resident critters hosted by their animal experts

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Library

  • Tomorrow's Leader's Summer Camp (Virtual) - Activities to promote leadership and civic participation including creating campaign posters and learning how to write to elected officials. See the flyer here.
    • Monday, July 27 - Thursday, July 30, 2020; 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
    • Registration Deadline: July 22, 2020

School News Network

Enjoy these virtual activities and resources from School News Network's Education Everywhere partners.

Summer Brain Gain Contact Form

This form is closed. Please contact your school for further information.