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Schiele To-Go Outreach Programs

Bring the best of the Schiele to your program!  Whether you run a classroom, school, or community organization, the Schiele's Outreach Programs are a great way to engage your students!

Schiele To-Go programs share the resources, collections and expertise of the museum in exciting programs and engaging hands-on activities that will encourage your students to have fun while discovering something new!

All activities are designed to meet the health and safety standards of your organizations.



These small group lessons teach natural history concepts through hands-on activities and guided explorations.  Materials are individualized for single use by participants.  Sessions include opportunities for students to learn through scientific inquiry, examination, experimentation, and analysis. Most classes last 30 minutes. Class fees are $6 per participant with a minimum of group size of 10.

"Best Suited" grades indicated reflect the curriculum standards that these programs meet. Programs can be adapted to meet the learning level of participants.

Animal Dissection: Examine internal structures, identify organs, and study their function. Choice of specimens: frog or squid. 
Best suited for grades: 5 and 7.

Gems & Minerals: Investigate the fascinating world of rocks, gems, and minerals. Participants use identification and sorting techniques to find, examine, and classify minerals. Treasure-seekers will keep the gemstones they find. 
Best suited for grades: K, 1, 4, and 8.

Prehistoric Adventure: Travel back in time to explore ancient creatures. Discover how they looked, lived, and interacted with each other by observing real fossils.  Students will dig into mini fossil material from the Carolina cost to test their paleontology skills.
Best suited for grades: 2, 3, and 7.


These interactive programs showcase museum collections and resources in dynamic ways. Sessions include attention-grabbing demonstrations and opportunities for student participation to illustrate exciting natural science and history concepts. Maximum group size is 100 students. Most programs last 45 minutes. Presentation fees are $150 per program. For in-person programs, a mileage fee of $0.55 per mile beyond 50 miles from Gastonia will be applied.


"Best Suited" grades indicated reflect the curriculum standards that these programs meet. Programs can be adapted to meet the learning level of participants. 


Animal Adaptations: Discover the diversity of the animal kingdom and how animals use adaptations to survive in varying habitats. Program includes live and preserved specimens.

Best suited for grades: K, 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8.


Indians and Pioneers: Enter the world of people from long ago and explore how they lived. Students will learn about both the Catawba Indian culture and 18th Century European settlers and their influence on the world around them.

Best suited for grades: K, 2, and 4.


Weather: Find out how air, water, sunlight, and gravity combine to create Earth 's weather systems through dynamic demonstrations. 
Best suited for grades: 5 and 7.



Don't miss your opportunity to bring a Pumpkin Patch to YOUR location!

Available September 26 - November 6th. For more details, click here: Traveling Pumpkin Patch

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Choose from the following options for your program.

Contact-less Virtual: program materials are delivered to you, or you can pick up at the museum, with access to virtual instructional video.

Live Virtual: museum educator presents program via Zoom and shares materials electronically

In-person Presentation: museum educator comes to your facility following the current health and safety guidelines as recommended by the CDC and local and state health officials.

The Schiele Museum's STEMS Outreach Program addresses critical standards for public education. For specific curriculum standards met by our programs, or to book an outreach, contact Lana DuPont at 704.854.6676 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..