Education In Your Place

Education In Your Place is sponsored by River’s Edge Academy Charter School:

With schools closed, parents and families face the challenge of helping their children keep learning at home.

That’s why NBC5 News Reporter, Anna Weeks, is sharing stories of engaging and creative ideas for educating kids.  

Your support of “Education in Your Place” will enable us to get even more ideas to share.

Siblings take up new hobby: beekeeping

ASHLAND, Ore. — Two siblings are creating their own bee company and they’re looking for swarms to rehome. 11-year-old Akasha Traphagen recently took up beekeeping. “We’ve always had a couple swarms and then my dad asked me if I wanted to start …

High Desert Museum posts virtual field trips

BEND, Ore. — The High Desert Museum is expanding their field trips further than just central Oregon. Many of the ideas come from programs the museum usually does in person. They post videos featuring life on the Oregon trail, as well as information …

Britt Festival launches ‘BrittVids’

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Britt Music Festival is using the web to engage the community with ‘BrittVids.’ The video series features everything from storytelling with music to orchestra members playing their favorite pieces. One of their most popular videos is a recording of …

Oregon Symphony creates ‘Minute for Music’

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Symphony created ‘Minute for Music’ which highlights a different musician in the symphony. On Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. the musician will tell you about themselves, play their favorite piece or maybe even take you behind …

Dance studio turns to online classes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Even coronavirus can’t stop people from dancing. Turning Point Dance transitioned its classes to Zoom and provides fresh content on their website for dancers. The instructors are able to watch the students through the computer screen and correct form …