When I Grow Up

All summer we’ll learn about different careers—this week, think about all the exciting possibilities in your future!

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Events

curious crew elephant toothpaste roadshow

Elephant Toothpaste with Curious Crew

Virtual Event in partnership with WKAR on June 22 at 10am

Detroit Zoo Penguins event with Michigan Learning Channel

Behind the Scenes with the Penguins from the Detroit Zoo

Online Event on June 24 at 10am

This Week's Lessons

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  • Great Lakes Broadcast and Sports Media Academy

    Great Lakes Broadcast and Sports Media Academy

    Career Exploration6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    See what students took away from the Great Lakes Broadcast and Sports Media Academy at Ford Field.

  • Enter the Dragon Mural: Overpainting

    Enter the Dragon Mural: Overpainting

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    DIA staff-artists Ani Garabedian and Stephanie Sucaet-Felczak complete the overpainting of a community partnership mural in Lake Orion, Michigan.

  • Artist Demonstration: Sajeev Visweswaran

    Artist Demonstration: Sajeev Visweswaran

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Learn about the art and artistic process of Sajeev Visweswaran, a visual artist based in New Delhi and Ann Arbor.

  • Artist Demonstration: Nabeela Najjar

    Artist Demonstration: Nabeela Najjar

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Learn about the art and artistic process of Nabeela Najjar, a costume and fashion designer located in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Artist Demonstration: Kayla Powers

    Artist Demonstration: Kayla Powers

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Learn about the art and artistic process of Kayla Powers, a weaver and natural dyer living and working in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Artist Demonstration: James Thigpen Jr.

    Artist Demonstration: James Thigpen Jr.

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Now residing in Detroit, James was born in Flint, Michigan, and recalls one of his earliest childhood memories of attending career day in the second grade as a…

  • Artist demonstration: Desiree Kelly

    Artist demonstration: Desiree Kelly

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Learn about the art and artistic process of Desiree Kelly, an award-winning artist and a native to Detroit, Michigan.

  • Sustainable Finance Expert

    Sustainable Finance Expert

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Health Educator Bethany Thayer explains to Curious Crew investigator Janellyn how awareness of healthy lifestyles and making good choices can improve our overa…