ECHO Distance Learning


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  • Friday, October 25th (2:00 pm)
  • Thursday, November 21st (10:30 am)
  • Friday, December 20th (2:00 pm)

What is ECHO?

An educator stands in front of a screen as she teaches a lesson remotely. Visit the Michigan Science Center and join us for a great learning experience without leaving your classroom! Our new ECHO program brings live science demonstrations and activities directly to your students over the internet.


A 2018-2019 Pinnacle Award recipient, our videoconferencing programs allow you and your students to participate in highly interactive and fun learning in real time. No special hardware is required to bring a virtual visit to your classroom. A connection can be done with a computer, webcam, projector and high speed internet. All you need to do is click a link and the fun begins!


Burn Boss Training

Children conduct an experiment in a lab3rd – 5th Grade – Engineers use controlled fires to restore habitats for plants and animals. Work together to learn more about the habitats of endangered plants and animals in areas that need fires to thrive.

Price: $150

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Know Where it Grows

2nd – 4th Grade – Environmental conditions, such as weather, affect where and when plants grow. We’ll design solutions to reduce the impacts of weather-related hazards on plants in a community garden.

Price: $150


K – 5th Grade – Jump knee-deep into our wintry virtual visit! Make fluffy snow and sparkling white slime! Learn the science behind all things frosty. This seasonal program runs for a limited time – November – March.

Price: $150

Virtual Visits

Virtual visits include:
• 45-minute interactive program
• Hands-on materials shipped to your school or library
• Complimentary tech check prior to program

Reserve a Program

To make a reservation, or ask questions about a program, contact our Outreach team at 313.577.8400, ext. 474, or by emailing Reservations should be made at least four weeks in advance to ensure materials can be shipped to your location.  You can also visit the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration to book any of our programs online.

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