The University of Alabama Museums will begin livestreaming educational content starting March 27.
The videos will be on the Facebook pages of the Alabama Museum of Natural History, Gorgas House Museum, Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum and Moundville Archaeological Park.
While UA museums are closed because of COVID-19, each museum will continue to provide educational outreach through daily programming featuring experts in various fields, offering Q&A time for those watching at home.
Dr. William Bomar, executive director of UA Museums, understands people are looking for quality online content that is both educational and entertaining during this time.
“While our four public museums are closed, we will be using a variety of platforms such as daily livestreams by scientists, historians, archaeologists and naturalists from UA Museums,” said Bomar. “It is my hope that during this difficult time, our audiences across Alabama and beyond will take advantage of our educational resources and see our museums as a source of enrichment and comfort.”
All livestreams start at 10 a.m. Once finished, Facebook archives livestreams so they will be available to view anytime.
The livestream schedule, subject areas and links are:
- Moundville Archaeological Park on Mondays
- History on Tuesdays
- Archaeology on Wednesdays
- Collections or museum-based research on Thursdays
- Nature and natural science on Fridays