Empire State Summer Arts Scholarship Program is Open

This program promotes access and equity to arts education through need-based grants. $168,000 of funding is available. To be considered, New York State middle and high school students must complete the online application by 5/1/23.

New York State Archives Student Research Awards Accepting Projects

Open to New York State students in grades 4-12. Projects with an annotated bibliography and showing use of historical records receives a Certificate of Merit. Grade level winners receive a cash award. Entries due by 7/1/23.

For Educators:

New State Library Youth Services Website

Check out our updated website for professional development opportunities, reference, reader’s advisory, programming and outreach materials, early literacy, digital literacy, and information literacy.

New York State Museum Hosting Anthropology Teacher Workshop

Teachers are invited to this one-day program held in-person at the New York State Museum (Albany, NY) on Monday, August 14, 2023, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Anthropology is a science that reaches into many disciplines making it particularly useful for teaching not only about archaeology, but Social Studies and Science as well.

Registration is free and Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits will be issued. Complete this online form to secure your spot.

Questions? Email: [email protected]

Easily connect with 4600+ of New York's museums, libraries, historical societies, science centers, parks, zoos, galleries, planetariums, and more!

FindNYCulture.org is a free, easy-to-search database of New York State cultural education organizations.

Visit the website and follow @FindNYCulture on Twitter for updates and features!


Cultural Education

for Your Classroom

We're here to connect your classroom with New York State's rich natural and cultural history!

  • How can the Office of Cultural Education support your learning environment?
  • What resources are you interested in?

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Let’s LearnThe WNET Group’s daily instructional learning series for children ages 3 to 8, has launched new episodes on public television stations nationwide (check local listings) and letslearn.org.

Let’s Learn serves as a supplemental resource to support children’s learning at home and in the classroom. Taped by a dynamic and diverse group of educators, episodes offer age-appropriate content focusing on foundational reading and writing skills, literacy, math, science, social studies, arts and social-emotional learning.

Let's Learn video segments are available on-demand via PBS LearningMedia and easily integrates with Google Classroom:

PBS LearningMedia.org 

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