Great Companies

We’re dedicated to finding and sharing resources that enrich your learning and teaching experiences. From companies who share our interest in innovative and inspiring lesson plans to companies who demonstrate a valuable investment in learning. These companies demonstrate our commitment to you. We trust them to deliver value to you.

OBDK-comOwl Brand Discovery Kits is one of the leading developers of the owl pellet dissection product line. Always innovating, creative and generous with their resources, they also introduced the Finding Funding Grant for Teachers & Students, giving away more than 20 grants to teachers across the US and Canada. Owl Brand has procured, sterilized, and sold more than 5 Million barn owl pellets since 1996. Today, they enjoy a stellar reputation and are the principle support behind Kidwings and its development. One more remarkable way of creating value for teachers and our students.

The Museum of Science anarim-msilogod Industry, Chicago (MSI), the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.  Since opening their doors in 1933, they’ve welcomed more than 180 million guests from around the world.

nature-watchNature-Watch provides educational nature products and craft activity kits designed to teach children about nature. Since 1987 Nature-Watch has provided environmental science curriculum and nature craft projects to thousands of schools, camps, museums, nature centers, park and recreation programs, zoos, libraries, after-school programs, scouts and many others.

wardsWard’s Science provides innovative science supplies and services for teachers in all science disciplines across grades K‐14. We focus on the details that make teachers’ lives easier, so they have more time to inspire their students to connect with science and with the real world. With unique products that are developed by in‐house scientists and former educators, standards‐based activities organized to meet teachers’ needs, cutting‐edge digital science resources, and personalized technical support, Ward’s Science provides teachers with the tools they need to turn science lessons into science connections.

omsiThe concept of OMSI was born more than 100 years ago in the mind of a famed naturalist, John Cyprian Stevens. In 1896, after visiting a temporary exhibition of natural history specimens at city hall, he challenged his Portland audience to provide a permanent site for the exhibition of Oregon’s rich natural resources. On October 24, 1992, the new 219,000 square-foot OMSI opened. In 1994, OMSI opened the USS Blueback for public tours, providing a unique look at the people, history, and technology associated with the last non-nuclear powered submarine built by the U.S. Navy. OMSI has continued to grow over the years and currently has five exhibit halls with hundreds of interactive exhibits and displays. Today, the museum serves over 1 million visitors at the museum and through off-site education programs.