Learn, Do, and Explore with Your Students
From handing out our activity books to your students before summer break to using our materials to build a full summer program, we’re here to help schools and after-school organizations get ready for an immersive and fun Summer. Our 8-week program encourages kids to “Learn, Do, and Explore” with literacy and math lessons, hands-on science and fitness activities, and career exploration and virtual field trips. Find videos, fun activity books, virtual events, and more to keep preschool to 6th grade students engaged in learning.
Each week of our summe rprogram has a different theme that makes learning fun and dynamic. See or list of themes below:
- Take Flight: From planes and kites to butterflies and birds, discover the fables and physics
of things that fly.
- Under Water: Dive deep into oceans, rivers, and our own Great Lakes to discover what it
takes to live beneath the waves.
- Heroes: Celebrate our nation’s birthday and the people we call heroes, whether they
are veterans, everyday helpers, or the kind who wear capes.
- Creatures: From the prehistoric to the present, learn about the fascinating features of
creatures near and far.
- Engineering: Meet the people who design bridges, cars, and video games and learn how
to think like an engineer.
- Great Outdoors: Explore the world outside your door and the incredible parks and waters
that belong to us all.
- When I Grow Up: All summer we’ll learn about different careers—this week, think about all
the exciting possibilities in your future!
- Shoot for the Stars: Look up at the night sky and into outer space and meet people who risked
everything to follow their dreams.
Free Activity Books
We have three books tailored to your students’ age group. Free downloads for 2024 books will be available in the coming months for families to print at home or use digitally.
If you are interested in acquiring bulk quantities of books for your students through a school or after-school organization, fill out our interest form and we will be in touch as more information becomes available.
See books from a previous year to get an idea of what’s to come.
Videos and Virtual Events
MLC in Your Community
Our MLC Engagement Coordinators are happy to answer your questions and provide information on the Michigan Learning Channel and all it offers for students and educators. Find your local contact below:
- WGVU Public Media in Western Michigan: Rachel Cain (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- WNMU Public Media in the Upper Peninsula: Emily Roussin (email@example.com)
- WKAR Public Media in Mid-Michigan: Robin Pizzo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Detroit Public Television in Southeast Michigan: Contact MLC’s Director of Education Engagement Tara Hardy (email@example.com)
- Delta College Public Media in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay area: Lauren Saj (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- WCMU Public Media in Northern Central Michigan: Renee Mahon (email@example.com)
- Michiana Public Media in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana: Sheri Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org)