Innovation Learning Virtual Series

Explore our online learning series with daily activities and content available on social and via webinar.


NEW - #YouAreInnovationNation Summer Challenge, Grades, K-12, 11 a.m. EDT (5 min)

Did your kids enjoy The Henry Ford’s Innovation learning programs? Are they looking for more exciting summer engagements? Join us for fun-filled, family summer challenges to put your new STEAM, invention and entrepreneurial skills to work.

Weekly Challenge Themes:


#THFCuratorChat, all ages, 1 p.m. EDT

Our curators are taking over Twitter! Join us every Thursday for a live Q&A session with one of our experts. Arrive with questions, expect the occasional scavenger hunt — and leave with fresh knowledge about each of our six core collections themes. Check back for related blog posts or other related digital content.

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  • Thursday, 7/16: George Washington Carver with Debra A. Reid, Curator of Agriculture & the Environment
  • Thursday, 7/23: Paul Revere with Ryan Jelso, Associate Curator of Digital Content 
  • Thursday, 7/30: Before and After: Five Greenfield Village Building Makeovers with Donna R. Braden, Senior Curator & Curator of Public Life
  • Thursday, 8/6: Celebrating Summer: We’re bringing some extra summer fun to our next Twitter chat! Join several of our curators as they dig into their favorite summertime stories and artifacts.
  • Thursday, 8/13: National Reliability Air Tours with Saige Jedele, Associate Curator of Digital Content
  • Thursday, 8/20: Tomatoes! with Debra A. Reid, Curator of Agriculture & the Environment 


Kid Inventors, all ages, 12 p.m. EDT (30 min.) - presented every two weeks

Get an inside look at what inventors from Invention Convention Worldwide are doing throughout the world to solve today's problems.

Friday, 8/7: Noah Hong from Chicago, Illinois
  • The Good Breather - An air pollution-filtration mask design. It uses biometric facial recognition, which will allow personalized masks for every individual and uses natural and sustainable resources.

Friday, 8/21: Ella and Danny Mefford from Blanchester, Ohio
  • Tree-Less Paper, Everywhere Epipen & The Quick Click - Tree-Less Paper Towels is an eco-friendly cloth alternative to traditional paper towels, and the Everywhere Epipen allows Epipen users to crowdsource to find an Epipen in the case of an emergency. The Quick Click solves the frustration and time that it takes to install an infant car seat in a car.

Weekends: The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation

Watch new episodes of Emmy® Award-winning The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation on CBS (check local listings), or download episodes from six seasons anytime on

View upcoming themes for our learning virtual series and access past webinars:

STEAM Stories
Innovation Journeys
Kid Inventors 

3/30: Mobility
4/6: Design & Making
4/13: Social Transformation
4/20: Agriculture & the Environment
4/27: Information & Communications
5/4: Power & Energy
5/10: Be Empathetic
5/17: Stay Curious
5/24: Take Risks
6/1: Learn from Failure
6/7: Challenge the Rules
6/14: Collaborate
6/22: Be Empathetic

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You Are Innovation Nation Challenge
Eight Weekly Innovation Challenges: July 6-Aug. 28, 2020

Team up with the rest of your family to tackle a series of hands-on, brains-on weekly challenges from the inspired minds and experts at The Henry Ford.