Why one Kootenay tech company is opening up in the face of Omicron

A local online education company is helping out by offering open access to educational programming until the end of January

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Two kids wearing bright blue t-shirts with Live-It logo.

Live It Earth has opened up their library of educational and environmental content for the month of January 2022. — Photo courtesy Melissa Welsh/Live It Earth

While many schools and workplaces are closing their doors, one local online learning company is opening theirs up.

Nelson-based online learning start-up, Live It Earth is offering families and teachers across the province unlimited access to their extensive library of educational content until January 31, 2022.

“We know that things are tough for parents and teachers right now with schools closed and people getting sick,” says Live It Earth CEO, Mike Irvine. “So we want to help out by opening up our online learning materials to everyone at no cost.”

All people need to do is create a free Live It Earth account to access days-worth of premium interactive educational content.

Live It Earth makes learning fun by delivering programs that are designed to spark conversations and inspire deeper learning. The growing tech start-up was recently named a finalist for the 2021 Company of the Year – Startup award from the BC Tech

The Live It Earth library offers hundreds of hours worth of educational programs, activities and prompts that inspire kids to learn on their own—outside classrooms and away from screens.

The company also produces a series of eight new interactive episodes per school year including lessons that take kids up close and personal with wildlife, trek them to lava-spewing volcanoes and explore issues like natural resource transition, ocean plastics and wildfires.

“It really is guilt-free screen time that parents can share with their kids while they’re at home from school,” Irvine adds. “It’s a great way to get kids engaged while you’re in those Zoom meetings, and also inspire them to go out and learn in their back yard when the programs are over.”

Anyone can access the entire Live It Earth library for the rest of January 2022 by visiting https://app.liveit.earth/ and creating a free account.

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