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Executed in Partnership with the State of Ohio

Executive Summary
The Ohio Distance Learning Initiative is an
unprecedented collaboration between the
Center of Science and Industry (COSI) and Ohio
museums, meal providers, cultural institutions,
libraries, and more to bridge the educational
gap in underserved communities. Our partner
network helps us deliver “Learning Lunchboxes”
throughout the state – a fun, hands-on kit that
provides five days’ worth of learning content
around various topics, like our Space themed box built in partnership with NASA. These activities can
be done independently and/or with families and are linked to Ohio Learning Standards as well as Next
Generation science standards. The boxes also include a STEM career connection resource, developed
in partnership with the Lt. Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, as well as a reading
enrollment resource through the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.
COSI is delighted to lead this innovative effort and is supported at local, state, and national levels.
COSI won the #1 Best Science Museum in USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards in both 2020
and 2021 and was a 2021 Finalist for the National Medal for Museum & Library Service.
To date, the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative has impacted over 81,4121 Ohio youth andfamilies
during just 4 months of this program (March 2021 – May 2021).

Impact – By the Numbers:
• COSI has distributed over a total of 20,3532 “Learning Lunchboxes,” which feature a week’s worth of
STEM content. The boxes were distributed through Ohio schools; via statewide Roadshow stops; in col-
laboration with the Ohio Library system; and through various at-need community partners statewide.
• Through ODLI, COSI impacted 87 of Ohio’s 88 counties.
• Since March 2021, the Ohio Distance Learning Website has seen 1,343 page views – of those 910
were unique page views. This website features the Roadshow Schedule, a list and map of our
affiliated partner network and their accompanying digital resources, and media highlights.
• COSI continues to bring together statewide museums, non-profits, private companies, cultural
institutions, and more. Organizations participating in the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative include,
but are not limited to:
o State of Ohio
o Ohio Museum Association
o Ohio Arts Council
o Ohio Humanities
o Buckeye Association of School Administrators
o Ohio School Board Association
o Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators
o Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators
o Ohio Mayors Alliance
o Mayor’s Partnership for Progress
o Ohio County Commissioners Association
o Ohio Association of Foodbanks
o Ohio News Media Association
o More than 150 museums and cultural organizations

by the numbers

20,353 87 168 181

Boxes Distributed Counties Library Districts School Districts

To date, we have distributed roughly 20,353
Learning Lunchboxes. We estimate that
each Learning Lunchbox impacts roughly
3 other persons, with the average family

155 400+ 81,412

size being 4 individuals and assuming that
activities are shared at home.
To date, his total number includes
“Learning Lunchboxes” that have been
Museum/Cultural Partners Impacted distributed through the school network, via
Organizations roadshow stops, through the Library system,
and to community partner recipients.

Distribution Methods

Schools Roadshow - In Libraries Community

the Community partners
Under this statewide approach, we will ultimately deliver 50,000 Learning Lunchboxes to
underserved youth and families throughout the state, helping to bridge the education gap.
A statewide consortium of entities help with the distribution of these “Learning Lunchboxes”
throughout Ohio, and we rely on 4 primary modes of distribution:
1) School Network 2) Roadshow Stops 3) the Ohio Library System and 4) Community Partner
Recipients. To date, we have distributed 20,353 “Learning Lunchboxes”.
In the below sections, please find the breakdown among our distribution modalities:
1. School Network
COSI works directly with Ohio’s superintendents and teachers, including the Buckeye Asso-
ciation of School Administrators (BASA), to get “Learning Lunchboxes” into Ohio classrooms.
COSI asked BASA to sign up and select a school in their respective districts to receive kits
using a superintendent sign-up form, found here. Since March 2021, we have worked with
183 statewide superintendents and have distributed approximately 5,430 Space-themed “Learning
Lunchboxes” to 182 schools across 68 counties in Ohio. Ultimately, we will impact all of Ohio’s 611
school districts across Ohio’s 88 counties.
Each school also receives an Educator Guide catered
to teachers, including a breakdown of Ohio learning
standards associated with each Space-themed

Paolo DeMaria

Leadership of the
partners gathered
for the first kick
off event

Below, please see list of schools below that have received “Learning Lunchboxes” to date:

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
Bascom Elementary 1015 N. Leavitt Rd,
5/21/2021 Trumbull 30 LaBrae Local
School Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430

Larsen Middle Larsen Middle 1240 Oakland Ave

4/26/2021 Franklin 30
School School Columbus Ohio 43212

Galloway Ridge Galloway Ridge 122 Galloway Rd., Galloway

4/26/2021 Franklin 30
Intermediate Intermediate OH 43119

Metro Early
Metro Early College 1929 Kenny Rd, Columbus,
4/26/2021 Franklin 30 College Middle
Middle School School
OH 43210

Tremont Tremont 2900 Tremont Rd, Upper

4/26/2021 Franklin 30
Elementary School Elementary School Arlington OH 43221

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
Edison Middle Edison Middle 20 Center St., Berlin
4/29/2021 Erie 30
School School Heights, OH 44814

Firelands Firelands 10779 Vermilion Road,

4/29/2021 Lorain 30
Elementary School Elementary School Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Main St Main St
80 E. Main St. Norwalk,
Intermediate 4/29/2021 Huron 30 Intermediate
Ohio 44857
School School

Seneca East Seneca East 13343 E. US 224 Attica, OH

4/29/2021 Seneka 30
Elementary Elementary 44807

Vermilion Vermilion 1285 Douglas Street

4/29/2021 Erie 30
Elementary School Elementary School Vermilion Ohio 44089

Western Reserve Western Reserve 3851 US Route 20 E

4/29/2021 Huron 30
Elementary School Elementary School Collins, OH 44826

Margaretta Margaretta 5906 Bogart Road W,

4/29/2021 Erie 30
Elementary Elementary Castalia, OH 44824

429 Huron St. Huron OH

St. Peter School 4/29/2021 Huron 30 St. Peter School

Summit Academy Summit Academy

Community School Community School 2140 E. 36th St. Lorain, OH
4/29/2021 Lorain 30
for Alternative for Alternative 44055
Learners- Lorain Learners- Lorain

Summit Academy Summit Academy 346 Illinois Ave. Lorain

4/29/2021 Lorain 30
School - Lorain School - Lorain Ohio 44052

Strasburg Strasburg-Franklin 140 N Bodmer Ave.

5/3/2021 Tuscarawas 30
Elementary Local Strasburg, OH 44680

Louisville 415 North Nickelplate

5/3/2021 Stark 30 Louisville City
Elementary Louisville, Ohio 44641

Sandy Valley Middle 5130 State Rt. 183,

5/3/2021 Tuscarawas 30 Sandy Valley Local
School Magnolia, OH 44643

Green Elementary 200 Smithie Drive,

5/3/2021 Wayne 30 Green Local
School Smithville, Ohio 44805

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
West Holmes West Holmes 10901 SR 39 Millersburg,
5/3/2021 Holmes 30
Middle School Local OH 44654

Canton City Schools

305 McKinley Ave. NW
Administrative 5/3/2021 Stark 30 Canton City

23640 Airport Road

Coshocton County Coshocton County
5/3/2021 Coshocton 30 Coshocton, Ohio 43812-
Career Center Career Center

Shreve Elementary 598 North Market Street,

5/3/2021 Wayne 30 Triway Local
School Shreve, OH 44676

Dover Avenue 125 W 13th, Dover, OH

5/3/2021 Ashland 30 Mapleton Local
Elementary 44622

1847 Manchester Ave. NW

Tuslaw High School 5/3/2021 Stark 30 Tuslaw Local
Massillon, Ohio 44647

East Canton 310 Browning Ct. N. East

5/3/2021 Stark 30 Osnaburg Local SD
Elementary Canton, Ohio 44730

243 North Milton Street

Liberty Prep 5/3/2021 Wayne 30 Liberty Prep
Smithville, OH 44677

Brown Middle 228 South Scranton Street

5/4/2021 Portage 30 Ravenna City
School Ravenna, Ohio 44266

Green Middle 1711 Steese Road,

5/4/2021 Summit 30 Green Local
School Uniontown, OH 44685

Grand Valley 111 Grand Valley West

5/4/2021 Astabula 30 Grand Valley Local
Elementary School Orwell Ohio 44076

Conneaut Area City Conneaut Area 230 Gateway Avenue,

5/4/2021 Astabula 30
Schools City Conneaut, OH 44030

Orchard Hill
1305 Jonathan S.W., North
Intermediate 5/4/2021 Stark 30 North Canton City
Canton, OH 44720

Jefferson Jefferson Area 204 W Mulberry St

5/4/2021 Astabula 30
Elementary Local Jefferson Ohio 44047

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
Coventry Virtual 3089 Manchester Rd,
5/4/2021 Summit 30 Coventry Local
Academy Akron, OH 44319

Lake Elementary 225 Lincoln St Hartville OH

5/4/2021 Stark 30 Lake Local
School 44632

Ridgeview 3456 Liberty Street ,

5/4/2021 Astabula 30 Buckeye Local
Elementary Ashtabula Ohio 44004

Ashtabula County
Ashtabula County 2630 W 13th St, Ashtabula,
Educational Service 5/4/2021 Astabula 30
ESC OH 44004

Eagle Elementary Eagle Elementary 1338 Virginia Ave Akron OH

5/4/2021 Summit 30
of Akron of Akron 44306

The Edge 92 North Union St. Akron

The Edge Academy 5/4/2021 Summit 30
Academy Ohio 44304

Elm Street Painesville City 58 Jefferson St, Painesville,

5/5/2021 Lake 30
Elementary Local OH 44077

Keystone 531 Opportunity Way

5/5/2021 Lorain 30 Keystone Local
Elementary School Lagrange Oh 44050

Strongsville Board 18199 Cook Ave.

5/5/2021 Cuyahoga 30 Strongsville City
of Education Strongsville, OH 44136

Chardon Middle 424 North Street, Chardon,

5/5/2021 Geauga 30 Chardon Local
School OH 44024

Gilles Sweet 4320 West 220th St.

5/5/2021 Cuyahoga 30 Fairview Park City
Elementary School Fairview Park, OH. 44126

Wilcox Primary
School @ Samuel 1811 Glenwood Drive,
5/5/2021 Summit 30 Twinsburg City
Bissell Elementary Twinsburg. OH 44087

North Royalton North Royalton 14709 Ridge Rd, North

5/5/2021 Cuyahoga 30
Middle School City Royalton, OH 44133

Normandy 26920 Normandy Rd, Bay

5/5/2021 Cuyahoga 30 Bay Village City
Elementary Village, OH 44140

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
East Intermediate 13060 Durkee Road,
5/5/2021 Lorain 30 Midview Local
School Grafton, OH 44044

Akros Middle Akros Middle 265 Park St. Akron, Ohio

5/5/2021 Summit 30
School School 44304

Crestview 1575 State Route 96,

5/6/2021 Richland 30 Crestview Local
Elementary School Ashland, OH, 44805

Plymouth-Shiloh 420 Trux St., Plymouth, OH

Shiloh Elementary 5/6/2021 Richland 30
Local 44865

Tipp City Board of Tipp City 90 S Tippecanoe Dr Tipp

5/6/2021 Miami 30
Education Exempted Village City OH 45371

Northridge Northeastern 4445 Ridgewood Rd. E.,

5/6/2021 Clark 30
Elementary Local Springfield OH 45503

Urbana Elementary 1673 South US 68, Urbana,

5/6/2021 Champaign 30 Urbana City
School OH 43078

Springmill STEM 1200 Nestor Drive,

5/6/2021 Richland 30 Mansfield City
Elementary School Mansfield, Ohio 44906

3291 Greenwich Angling

South Central South Central
5/6/2021 Huron 30 Road, Greenwich, OH
Elementary Local

New London 1 Wildcat Drive New

5/6/2021 Huron 30 New London Local
Elementary London, OH 44851

Westwood Wellington 305 Union St. Wellington,

5/6/2021 Lorain 30
Elementary Exempted Village Ohio 44090

Dohron Wilson Mechanicsburg 60 High Street,

5/6/2021 Champaign 30
Elementary Exempted Village Mechanicsburg OH 43044

Marysville 2000 Creekview Drive,
Intermediate 5/6/2021 Union 30
Exempted Village Marysville, OH 43040

Fairbanks 11158 State route 38 Milford

5/6/2021 Union 30 Fairbanks Local
Elementary Schools Center, OH 43045

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
Clark-Shawnee Clark-Shawnee 3680 Selma Road
5/6/2021 Clark 30
Local Board Office Local Springfield, OH 45502

700 S. Limestone Street,

Career Connected Springfield City
5/6/2021 Clark 30 Suite A, Springfield, OH
Ed School District

Mapleton 2 Mountie Drive

5/6/2021 Tuscarawas 30 Dover City
Elementary School Ashland, OH 44805

Black River Black River Local 257 Co Rd 40 Sullivan

5/6/2021 Medina 30
Elementary School District OHIO 44880

Parkmoor Columbus City 1711 Penworth Dr,

5/13/2021 Franklin 30
Elementary School District Columbus, OH 43229

Clough Pike West Clermont 808 Clough Pike Cincinnati,

5/17/2021 Clermont 30
Elementary Local Ohio 45245

Valley Middle 393 Indian Drive,

5/19/2021 Scioto 30 Valley Local
School Lucasville, OH 45648

1205 King Road, Toledo,

Dorr Elementary 5/12/2021 Lucas 30 Springfield Local
Ohio 43617

Middle School Groveport Madison 5474 Sedalia Drive

5/12/2021 Franklin 30
North Local Columbus, OH 43232

Heritage 720 Columbus-Sandusky

5/13/2021 Marion 30 River Valley Local
Elementary School Rd. S., Marion, OH 43302

Lakeview Middle 640 Wakefield Drive,

5/21/2021 Trumbull 30 Lakeview Local
School Cortland, OH 44410

118 Washington St.

Old Fort Elementary 5/13/2021 Seneka 30 Old Fort Local
Bettsville, Ohio 44815

Felicity-Franklin Felicity-Franklin 105 Market Street, Felicity,

5/17/2021 Clermont 30
Elementary School Local OH 45120

Madison Middle 1324 Middletown Eaton

5/18/2021 Butler 30 Madison Local
School Road Middletown OH 45311

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
Coldwater Middle Coldwater 310 N. Second St.
5/11/2021 Mercer 30
School Exempted Village Coldwater, OH 45828

Meadowbrook 60851 Southgate Road,

5/17/2021 Guernsey 30 Rolling Hills Local
Middle School Cambridge, OH 43725

411 Brown Street, Niles,

Niles Middle School 5/21/2021 Trumbull 30 Niles City
Ohio 44446

Unioto Elementary 138 Sandusky Blvd.

5/19/2021 Ross 30 Union Local
School Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

100 School Street Russia

Russia Local School 5/10/2021 Shelby 30 Russia Local
Ohio 45363

Pleasant Middle 1107 Owens Road W.

5/13/2021 Marion 30 Pleasant Local
School Marion OH 43302

Vinton County Vinton County 63780 Locker Plant Road

5/19/2021 Vinton 30
Middle School Local McArthur, Ohio 45651

6100 Fair Ridge Rd.

Bright Elementary 5/17/2021 Highland 30 Bright Local
Hillsboro, Oh, 45133

95 East US 22-3; Maineville

Maineville Primary 5/18/2021 Warren 30 Little Miami Local
OH. 45039

9331 Lancer Rd SE Hebron,
Intermediate 5/18/2021 Licking 30 Lakewood Local
OH 43025

New Knoxville Local New Knoxville 345 S. Main St., New

5/11/2021 Auglaize 30
School Local Knoxville, OH 45871

Lake Elementary 28150 Lemoyne Rd,

5/12/2021 Wood 30 Lake Local
School Millbury, OH 43447

Ridgemont 560 W. Taylor St. Mount

5/10/2021 Hardin 30 Ridgemont Local
Elementary School Victory, Ohio 43340

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
Minford Middle 135 Falcon Road Minford,
5/19/2021 Scioto 30 Minford Local
School Ohio 45653

Greenville 1111 N. Ohio St. Greenville,

5/10/2021 Darke 30 Greenville City
Elementary School OH 45331

Buckeye Trail East Guernsey 65553 Wintergreen Road,

5/17/2021 Guernsey 30
Elementary Local Lore City, OH 43755

1845 Greenville Road

Bristol Elementary 5/21/2021 Trumbull 30 Bristol Local
Bristolville, Ohio 44402

Nelsonville-York Nelsonville-York 2 Buckeye Dr. Nelsonville

5/12/2021 Athens 30
City Schools City OH 45764

801 Old Harshman Rd

Mad River 5/19/2021 Montgomery 30 Mad River Local
Dayton Oh 45431

Maysville 3850 Panther Drive,

5/18/2021 Muskingum 30 Maysville Local
Elementary Zanesville, Ohio 43701

Hillsboro Middle 550 US 62 South, Hillsboro,

5/17/2021 Highland 30 Hillsboro City
School Ohio 45133

Girard Board of Girard City School 100 W. Main Street Suite 2

5/20/2021 Trumbull 30
Education District Girard OH 44420

Knox County Career Knox County 306 Martinsburg Rd.,

5/13/2021 Knox 30
Center Career Center Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Covington Covington 807 Chestnut St. Covington,

5/10/2021 Miami 30
Elementary School Exempted Village OH 45318

2770 East Breese Road

Perry Elementary 5/11/2021 Allen 30 Perry Local
Lima, Ohio 45806

East Clinton Middle 174 Larrick Rd, Sabina, OH

5/17/2021 Clinton 30 East Clinton Local
School 45169

Stephen Bell Bellbrook- 4100 N. Linda Drive

5/18/2021 Greene 30
Elementary Sugarcreek Local Bellbrook OH 45305

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
Beallsville High Switzerland of 43822 State Route 556
5/17/2021 Monroe 30
School Ohio Local Beallsville, OH 43716

11300 Columbiana-Canfield
South Range
5/20/2021 Mahoning 30 South Range Local Rd Suite E, Canfield, OH
Elementary School 44406

Struthers 520 Ninth Street, Struthers,

5/20/2021 Mahoning 30 Struthers City
Elementary OH 44471

Franklin Monroe Franklin Monroe 8591 Oakes Road Arcanum,

5/10/2021 Darke 30
Elementary School Local OH 45304

1301 Center Street Bryan,

Bryan Elementary 5/12/2021 Williams 30 Bryan City
Ohio 43506

Morgan West 9675 St. Rt. 37 Malta, Ohio

5/12/2021 Morgan 30 Morgan Local
Elementary 43758

Northridge Primary
Northridge Primary
5/18/2021 Licking 30 Northridge Local School 124 College Street
School Alexandria, OH 43001

Hubbard Middle Hubbard 250 Hall Avenue Hubbard,

5/20/2021 Trumbull 30
School Exempted Village Ohio 44425

BL Miller Elementary
BL Miller
5/21/2021 Mahoning 30 Sebring Local School 506 W. Virginia
Elementary School Ave., Sebring, OH 44672

Greenwood 760 Northlawn, Toledo, OH

5/12/2021 Lucas 30 Washington Local
Elementary 43612

18800 Johnston Road

Fairlawn HS/MS 5/10/2021 Shelby 30 Fairlawn Local
Sidney, OH 45365

2281 Wilson Avenue, Mingo

Hills Elementary 5/20/2021 Jefferson 30 Indian Creek Local
Junction, OH 43938

South Side Middle Columbiana 700 Columbiana -

5/20/2021 Columbiana 30
School Exempted Village Waterford Rd

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
Sidney City Schools
750 S. 4th Ave. Sidney, OH
Board of Education 5/10/2021 Shelby 30 Sidney City

Southwest Licking 927A South Street,
Intermediate 5/18/2021 Licking 30
Local Pataskala OH 43062

Ebon C. Hill
150 Fossyl Drive Bethel,
Intermediate 5/17/2021 Clermont 30 Bethel-Tate Local
Ohio 45106

St Bernard-
Elmwood Place 400 Maple St. Elmwood.
5/18/2021 Hamilton 30 Elmwood Place
Elementary City
Ohio 45216

Burlington 8781 County Road 1, South

5/19/2021 Lawrence 30 South Point Local
Elementary Point, Ohio 45680

Southington 2482 State Route 534

5/21/2021 Trumbull 30 Southington Local
Elementary Southington, Ohio 44470

New Albany New Albany-Plain 87 N High St, New Albany,

5/13/2021 Franklin 30
Primary School Local OH 43054

Centerburg 207 South Preston St,

5/13/2021 Knox 30 Centerburg Local
Elementary School Centerburg, OH 43011

Amanda-Clearcreek Clearcreek Local 328 E. Main St. Amanda,
5/12/2021 Fairfield 30
Middle School School District, OH 43102

Bluffton Middle Bluffton Exempted 116 South Jackson St.

5/13/2021 Allen 30
School Village Bluffton Ohio 45817

1 Musketeer Drive, PO
Fort Jennings High
5/11/2021 Putnam 30 Jennings Local Box 98, Fort Jennings, OH
School 45844

Indian Lake Middle 8920 County Road 91

5/10/2021 Logan 30 Indian Lake Local
School Lewistown, OH 43333

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
Garfield Elementary 1600
Garfield Elementary 5/20/2021 Columbiana 30 Wellsville Local Lincoln Ave Wellsville Ohio

Robert F. Schultz 499 Applegate Lane

5/13/2021 Delaware 30 Delaware City
Elementary Delaware, OH 43015

Rossford Rossford 28500 Lime City Rd.,

5/12/2021 Wood 30
Elementary School Exempted Village Rossford, Ohio 43551

Clermont Clermont
2792 US 50, Batavia, Ohio
Northeastern 5/17/2021 Clermont 30 Northeastern
Middle School Local

Highland 1125 Main Street. Hamilton

5/18/2021 Butler 30 Hamilton City
Elementary Ohio 45013

Swanton Middle 101 Elton Parkway,

5/12/2021 Fulton 30 Swanton Local
School Swanton, OH 43558

Champion Middle 5976 Mahoning Ave NW,

5/21/2021 Trumbull 30 Champion Local
School Suite B, Warren, OH 44483

New Matamoras 1000 Stover Drive New

5/17/2021 Washington 30 Frontier Local
Elementary Matamoras, Ohio 45767

Fremont Middle 1250 North Street Fremont,

5/13/2021 Sandusky 30 Fremont City
School Ohio 43420

Tri-Village Local 315 South Main Street

5/10/2021 Darke 30 Tri-Village Local
Schools New Madison, Ohio 45346

McKinley Lisbon Exempted 441 East Chestnut Street

5/20/2021 Columbiana 30
Elementary Village Lisbon Ohio 44432

Amity Elementary Deer Park 4320 E. Galbraith Rd.,

5/18/2021 Hamilton 30
School Community City Cincinnati, OH. 45236

Northwood 6200 Noranda Drive

5/19/2021 Montgomery 30 Northmont City
Elementary Dayton, OH 45415

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
Monroe Elementary 230 Yankee Road, Monroe,
5/18/2021 Monroe 30 Monroe Local
School OH 45050

Bloom Carroll 200 S. Market Street
Intermediate 5/12/2021 Fairfield 30
Local Lithopolis, OH 43136

801 E. Joe E. Brown Ave

Holgate MS/HS 5/11/2021 Henry 30 Holgate Local
Holgate, OH 43527

Northwood Northwood Local 600 Lemoyne Road,

5/12/2021 Wood 30
Elementary School Schools Northwood, Ohio 43619

Cincinnati 3033 Far Hills Avenue

St Albert The Great 5/19/2021 Montgomery 30
Archdiocese Kettering, OH 45429

Ansonia Local 600 East Canal Street, PO

5/11/2021 Darke 30 School District, Box 279, Ansonia, Ohio
Elementary School Ansonia 45331

Lordstown 1766 Salt Springs Road

5/21/2021 Trumbull 30 Lordstown Local
Elementary Warren, Ohio 44481

Glandorf Ottawa-Glandorf 140 Church St., Glandorf

5/11/2021 Putnam 30
Elementary Local OH 45848

Lakota Middle 5200 County Road 13,

5/13/2021 Sandusky 30 Lakota Local
School Kansas, Ohio 44841

3818 State Route 41 NW,

Miami Trace Local
5/17/2021 Fayette 30 Miami Trace Local Washington CH, Ohio
District Office 43160

Licking Heights
South, Licking
Heights West
Licking Heights 6565 Summit Road
and Licking 5/18/2021 Licking 30
Local Pataskala, Ohio 43062
Heights Central

1743 Adams Road,

South 5/18/2021 Hamilton 30 Mt Healthy City
Cincinnati, OH 45231

8301 Tallmadge Road
Intermediate 5/21/2021 Portage 30 Southeast Local
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
McComb Local 328 South Todd Street
5/13/2021 Hancock 30 McComb Local
School McComb, OH 45858

Riverdale 20613 ST RT 37 Mt.

5/13/2021 Hancock 30 Riverdale Local
Elementary Schol Blanchard, OH 45867

Patriot Preparatory Patriot Preparatory 4938 Beatrice Dr.

5/18/2021 Franklin 30
Academy Academy Columbus, OH 43227

50 E. Seventh Street,
Minster Elementary 5/11/2021 Auglaize 30 Minster Local
Minster, OH 45865

501 West Townline Street,

Payne Elementary 5/12/2021 Paulding 30 Wayne Trace Local
Payne, Ohio, 45880

Bigelow Hill 300 Hillcrest, Findlay, OH

5/13/2021 Hancock 30 Findlay City
Intermediate 45840

Williams Avenue 2132 Williams Avenue

5/18/2021 Hamilton 30 Norwood City
Elementary School Norwood Ohio 45212

Versailles Versailles 280 Marker Road

5/10/2021 Darke 30
Elementary School Exempted Village Versailles, Ohio 45380

Fairfield Middle 11611 State Route 771

5/17/2021 Highland 30 Fairfield Local
School Leesburg Ohio 45177

St. Henry St Henry 251 E Columbus St. St.

5/11/2021 Mercer 30
Elementary School Consolidated Local Henry, OH 45883

Hilltop Junior High Millcreek-West 1401 W. Jackson St., West

5/12/2021 Williams 30
School Unity Local Unity, OH 43570

Carlisle Elementary 270 Jamaica Road, Carlisle,

5/18/2021 Warren 30 Carlisle Local
School OH 45005

Katherine Thomas Windham 9032 Maple Grove Road

5/21/2021 Portage 30
Elementary Exempted Village Windham, Ohio 44288

1350 Truesdell St
Holmes Elementary 5/17/2021 Clinton 30 Wilmington City
Wilmington, Ohio 45177

National Road 3505 East Pike Zanesville

5/18/2021 Muskingum 30 Zanesville City
Elementary School OH 43701

OH Number School
School Distribution Location
County of District (OH)
Date Address
Volney Rogers 2400 S. Schenley Ave.,
5/20/2021 Mahoning 30 Youngstown City
Elementary School Youngstown, Ohio 44511

Wheelersburg Wheelersburg 800 Pirate Drive

5/19/2021 Scioto 30
Middle School Local Wheelersburg, OH 45694

Williamsburg Williamsburg 839 Spring Street,

5/17/2021 Clermont 30
Elementary School Local Williamsburg, OH 45176

Leipsic Local 232 Oak Street, Leipsic, OH

5/11/2021 Putnam 30 Leipsic Local
Schools 45856

Arlington 336 South Main Street,

5/13/2021 Hancock 30 Arlington Local
Elementary Arlington, OH 45814

Ayersville 28046 Watson Road,

5/11/2021 Defiance 30 Ayersville local
Elementary School Defiance, OH 43512

Brookfield Brookfield Local 614 Bedford Road

5/20/2021 Trumbull 30
Elementary School School District Brookfield, OH 44403

Crestview 3407 Middleton Rd.

5/20/2021 Columbiana 30 Crestview Local
Elementary School Columbiana Ohio 44408

Benjamin Logan 4560 CR 26 Bellefontaine,

5/10/2021 Logan 30 Benjamin Logan
Elementary OH 43311

Kinder Garden Kinder Garden 8374 Princeton Glendale

School, West 5/18/2021 Butler 30 School West Road, West Chester, OH
Chester Chester 45069

Knox County Head Knox County 11700 Upper Gilchrist Rd.

5/13/2021 Knox 30
Start at NHEEC Headstart Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050

Northwest Ohio Northwest Ohio 5025 Glendale Avenue

5/12/2021 Lucas 30
Classical Academy Classical Academy Toledo, Ohio 43614

St. Joseph
St Joseph 5400 Edalbert Dr.
Orphanage Villa 5/18/2021 Hamilton 30
Orphanage Cincinnati, Oh 45239

Below is a map that shows the distribution of “Learning Lunchboxes”
(as of May 2021) across schools in Ohio:

2. Roadshow Stops
To date, approximately 4,233 Space-themed “Learning Lunchboxes” have been distributed
across 4 different counties via our statewide “Roadshow Stops.” In partnership with local
food banks and meal providers, meals are also distributed at most locations to “feed
hungry lives, while also feeding hungry minds.” Local mayors, county commissioners,
and elected officials volunteer to distribute the kits in the community through socially distant means.
Additionally, each site is transformed to a free community Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing the public to
download learning offline through the COSI mobile application.
To date, below is the list of completed roadshows:

OH Number
Location Distribution
County of Box Theme Location Address
Date Boxes
Road Show 1 - The Ohio State Newark
Newark, OSU 3/30/2021 Licking 800 Space Campus; 1179 University Dr,
Campus Newark, OH 43055

Road Show
Madisonville Recreation
2a - Cincinnati,
4/30/2021 Hamilton 711 Space Center 5320 Stewart Ave,
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Recreation Center

Road Show 2b - Holy Family Church,

Cincinnati, Holy 4/30/2021 Hamilton 368 Space 814 Hawthorne Avenue,
Family Church Cincinnati, OH 45205

Road Show 3
- Portsmouth,
433 3rd Street,
Community Action 5/28/2021 Scioto 2000 Space
Portsmouth, Ohio
Organization of
Scioto County

Road Show 4 -
525 North Market Street,
Toledo, Erie Street 6/25/2021 Lucas 354 Space
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Below is the list of elected officials and statewide partners present at our Roadshow Stops, with
accompanying video links:
• Newark, OH (3/20/21):
o Elected Officials: Ohio State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria; Ohio Senator Jay Hottinger;
Commissioner Duane Flowers; Commissioner Rick Black; Commissioner Timothy Bubb;
o Other Partners: The Works Museum (Newark);

• Cincinnati, OH – Madisonville (4/30/21):
o Elected Officials: Commissioner Denise Driehaus; the Cincinnati Museum Center;
o Other Partners: Cincinnati Museum Center; Cincy Library; La Soupe; Freestore Foodbank; Ohio
National Guard – video found here.
• Cincinnati, OH – Price Hill (4/30/21):
o Elected Officials: Ohio Rep. Brigid Kelly – video found here.
o Other Partners: Cincinnati Museum Center; Cincy Library; Freestore Foodbank; Cincinnati YMCA;
Ohio National Guard.
• Portsmouth, OH (5/28/21):
o Elected Officials: Commissioner Scottie Powell; Commissioner Bryan Davis – video found here.
o Other Partners: Community Action Organization of Scioto County; Southern Ohio museum –
video found here.

Below is the list of upcoming, tentatively scheduled roadshows:

• Tentative: Cleveland, OH (July 29, 2021) • Tentative: Mansfield, OH (November 2021)
• Tentative: Marion, OH (August 27, 2021) • Tentative: Dayton, OH (December 2021)
• Tentative: Springfield, OH (September 2021)
• Tentative: Zanesville, OH (October 2021)

3. Ohio Libraries
Ultimately, 8,400 boxes have been distributed through the Ohio Library Council network,
impacting each of Ohio’s 251 public library systems. The library directors selected one library
in its district to receive an allotment of boxes using a partnership sign-up form, found here.
As part of our collaboration, the public library directors (251) will receive a ‘welcome packet’
and a professional development webinar before receiving the “Learning Lunchboxes.” The library
directors will give COSI feedback via surveys.
To date, we have 172 Library Partners signed up to receive the “Learning Lunchboxes”:

Library Name County City (Ohio)

Worch Memorial Public Library Darke Versailles

Kinsman Free Public Library Trumbull Kinsman
Forest-Jackson Public Library Hardin Forest
Delta Public Library Fulton Delta
Seneca East Public Library Seneca Attica
Harris-Elmore Public Library Ottawa Elmore
Rossford Public Library Wood Rossford

Library Name County City (Ohio)

Kingsville Public Library Ashtabula Kingsville

Pemberville Public Library Wood Pemberville
Belmont County District Library Belmont Martins Ferry
Holmes County District Public Library Holmes Millersburg
Logan-Hocking County District Library Hocking Logan
Selover Public Library Morrow Chesterville
Preble County District Library Preble Eaton
Highland County District Library Highland Hillsboro
The Wagnalls Memorial Library Fairfield Lithopolis
Auglaize County Public District Library
Auglaize Wapakoneta
Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library Vinton McArthur
Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson
Jefferson Steubenville
Putnam County District Library Putnam Ottawa
Athens County Public Libraries Athens County Nelsonville
New Straitsville Public Library Perry New Straitsville
Ridgemont Public Hardin Mt. Victory
Mechanicsburg Public Library Champaign Mechanicsburg

Pickerington Public Library Fairfield Pickerington

St Marys Community Public Library Auglaize St Marys

Champaign County Library Champaign Urbana

Fort Recovery Public Library Mercer Fort Recovery

Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning

Mahoning Youngstown

Kirtland Public Library Lake Kirtland

Mentor Public Library Lake Mentor

McComb Public Library Hancock McComb

Minerva Public LIbrary Stark Minerva

McKinley Memorial Library Trumbull Niles

Library Name County City (Ohio)

Brown County Public Library Brown County Mt. Orab

Leetonia Community Public Library Columbiana County Leetonia

Alexandria Public Library Licking Alexandria

Norwalk Public Library Huron Norwalk

Washington County Public Library Washington Marietta

Wilmington Public Library Clinton Wilmington

Pickaway County Library Pickaway Circleville

MLJ Hardin County District Library Hardin Kenton

Homer Public Library Licking Homer

Dorcas Carey Public Library Wyandot Carey

Napoleon Public Library Henry Napoleon

Chllicothe and Ross County Public Library Ross Chillicothe

Hurt Battelle Memorial Library Madison West Jefferson

Wayne County Public LIbrary Wayne Wooster

Ritter Public Library Erie and Lorain Vermilion

Logan county libraries Logan Bellefontaine

Perry County District Library Perry New Lexington

Mary L. Cook Public Library Warren Waynesville

Weston Public Library Wood Weston

Rockford Carnegie Library Mercer Rockford

Garnet A. Wilson Public Library Pike Waverly

Lebanon Public Library Warren County Lebanon

Wauseon Public Library Fulton Wauseon

Mason Public Library Warren Mason

Jackson City Library Jackson Jackson

Highland County District Library Highland Hillsboro

Paulding County Carnegie Library Paulding Paulding

Library Name County City (Ohio)

Tipp City Public Library Miami Tipp City

Wickliffe Public Library Lake Wickliffe

Oak Hill Public Library Jackson Oak Hill

Bucyrus Public Library Crawford Bucyrus

Twinsburg Public Library Summit Twinsburg

Granville Public Library Licking Granville

Oak Harbor Public Library Ottawa Oak Harbor

Belle Center Free Public Library Logan Belle Center

Swanton Public Library Fulton Swanton

Bossard Memorial Library Gallia Gallipolis

Alger Public Library Hardin Alger

North Canton Public Library Stark North Canton

Ida Rupp Public Library Ottawa Port Clinton

Mercer County District Library Mercer Celina

Piqua Public Library Miami Piqua

Mansfield/Richland County Public Library Richland Mansfield

New Carlisle Library Clark New Carlisle

Pickaway County Library Pickaway Circleville

Orrville Public Library Wayne Orrville

Madison Public Library Lake Madison

Shelby County Libraries Shelby Sidney

Mechanicsburg Public Library Champaign Mechanicsburg

Delphos Public Library Allen Delphos

Birchard Public Library of Sandusky County Sandusky County Fremont

Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library Belmont Barnesville

Carnegie Public Library (East Liverpool) Columbiana East Liverpool

Library Name County City (Ohio)
Huron Public Library Erie Huron

Lakewood Public Library Cuyahoga Lakewood

Morley Library Lake Painesville

Herrick Memorial Library Lorain Wellington

Stark Library Stark Canton

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Hancock Findlay

Avon Lake Public Library Lorain Avon Lake

Brown Memorial Library Preble Lewisburg

Blanchester Public Library Clinton Blanchester

Hubbard Public Library Trumbull Hubbard

Marysville Public Library Union Marysville

Rocky River Public Library Cuyahoga Rocky River

Wadsworth Public Library Medina Wadsworth

Tuscarawas County Public Library Tuscarawas New Philadelphia

Bexley Public Library Franklin Bexley

New Madison Public Library Darke New Madison

Hardin Northern Public Library Hardin Dunkirk

Wornstaff Memorial Public Library Delaware Ashley

Fairfield County District Library Fairfield Lancaster

Reed Memorial Library Portage Ravenna

Bluffton Public Library Allen Bluffton

Kent Free Library Portage Kent

Ashland Public Library Ashland County Ashland

Troy-Miami County Public Library Miami Troy

Harris-Elmore Public Library Ottawa Elmore

Portsmouth Public Library Scioto Portsmouth

Library Name County City (Ohio)

Henderson Memorial Public Library Ashtabula Jefferson

Andover Public Library Ashtabula Andover

North Baltimore Public Library Wood North Baltimore

Upper Sandusky Community Library Wyandot Upper Sandusky

J R Clarke Public Library MIAMI Covington

Perry Cook Memorial Public Library Morrow Mount Gilead

Huron County Community Library Huron Willard

Troy-Miami County Public Library Miami Troy

Coldwater Public Library Mercer Coldwater

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public

Cuyahoga Cleveland Heights

Burton Public Library Geauga Burton

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library Seneca Tiffin

Centerburg Public Library Knox Centerburg

East Cleveland Public Library Cuyahoga East Cleveland

Westlake Porter Public Library Cuyahoga Westlake

East Palestine Memorial Public Library Columbiana County East Palestine

Upper Sandusky Community Library Wyandot Upper Sanduskky

London Public Library Madison London

Defiance Public Library System Defiance Defiance

Carroll County District Library Carroll Carrollton

Monroe County District Library Monroe Woodsfield

Washington-Centerville Public Library Montgomery Centerville

Mount Gilead Public Library Morrow Mount Gilead

Granville Public Library Licking Granville

Salem Township Public Library Warren Morrow

Library Name County City (Ohio)
Perry Public Library Lake Perry

Adams County Public Library Adams County Peebles

Wayne Public Library Wood Wayne

Gnadenhutten Public Library Tuscarawas Gnadenhutten

Caldwell Public Library Noble Caldwell

Lepper Library Columbiana Lisbon

Licking County Library Licking Newark

Euclid Public Library Cuyahoga Euclid

Ashtabula County District Library Ashtabula Ashtabula

Clermont County Public Library Clermont Milford

Greene County Public Library Greene Xenia

Columbiana Public Library Columbiana Columbiana

Oberlin Public Library Lorain Oberlin

Bellaire Public Library Belmont Bellaire

Marvin Memorial Library Richland County Shelby

Puskarich Public Library Harrison Cadiz

St. Clairsville Public Library Belmont St. Clairsville

The Lane Libraries Butler Hamilton

Mt. Sterling Public Library Madison Mt. Sterling

Medina County District Library Medina Medina

Girard Free Library Trumbull Girard

Kate Love Simpson Morgan County Library

Morgan Mcconnelsville

Lorain Public Library System Lorain Lorain

Massillon Public Library Stark Massillon

Sandusky Library Erie Sandusky

Library Name County City (Ohio)
Loudonville Public Library Ashland Loudonville

Rodman Public Library Stark County Alliance

Bellevue Public Library Huron Bellevue

Bradford Public Library Miami Bradford

Mohawk Community Library Wyandot Sycamore

Clyde Public Library Sandusky Clyde

Cardington-Lincoln Public Library Morrow Cardington

Dorcas Carey Public Library Wyandot Carey

Geauga County Public Library Geauga Chardon

4. Community Partners
COSI also delivers “Learning Lunchboxes” to other at-need non-profits and cultural institutions
across the state.
To date, COSI has distributed 5,430 Space-themed “Learning Lunchboxes” to 15 community
partners across 5 different counties:
OH Number
Location Distribution Location
County of
Date Address
Food Pantry Network of 1035 Brice St, Newark, OH
3/30/2021 Licking 200
Licking County 43055

Newcomerstown West 517 Beaver Street

3/30/2021 Tuscarawas 60
L.E.A.D. Program Newcomerstown, OH 43832

Boys & Girls Club of 55 S 1st St, Newark, OH

3/30/2021 Licking 140
Newark 43055

Columbus Recreation & 1533 Alum Industrial Dr W

4/7/2021 Franklin 500
Parks Department Columbus, OH 43209

1145-L Chesapeake Ave.

Girls on the Run 4/8/2021 Franklin 55
Columbus OH 43212
Urban Minority
2720 Airport Dr, Columbus,
Alcoholism Drug Abuse 4/12/2021 Franklin 45
OH 43219
Outreach Program
New Life LEC 4/20/2021 Franklin 20

OH Number
Location Distribution Location
County of
Date Address
Madisonville 5320 Stewart Ave,
4/29/2021 Hamilton 60
Recreational Center Cincinnati, OH 45227

Cincinnati Recreational 805 Central Ave #800,

4/30/2021 Hamilton 229
Commission Cincinnati, OH 45202
814 Hawthorne Avenue,
Holy Family Church 4/30/2021 Hamilton 105
Cincinnati, OH 45205
Price Hill Recreational 959 Hawthorne Ave,
4/30/2021 Hamilton 40
Center Cincinnati, OH 45205

Cincinnati Achievement 5555 Little Flower Ave,

4/30/2021 Hamilton 40
Academy Cincinnati, OH 45239

National Youth Advocate 527 S High St, Columbus,

6/7/2021 Franklin 150
Program OH 43215

1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH

Imagination Station 6/25/2021 Lucas 100

24 E Woodruff Ave, Toledo,

Toledo Food Bank 6/25/2021 Lucas 546
OH 43604

Statewide Museum & Cultural Participation
The Ohio Distance Learning Initiative is truly a bold partner-driven model, and so far, we have
approximately 155 confirmed partners that have participated in and supported the initiative – including,
but not limited to, non-profit, museum, and cultural
sectors. As COSI continues to bring Ohio museums and
cultural institutions together, we anticipate that this
partner list will continue to grow.
COSI collaborates with other local museums and cultural
organizations to include extended learning (digital)
resources from their own organizations inside the boxes.
The public can then learn about and utilize digital learning
resources in their own local community. The partner sign-
up form can be found here.
To the left is the “Community Table Guide” QR code found
inside each box.
Please see below list of our statewide partner network,
comprised of 155 unique organizations across 47 different

Organization Type of Organization County

Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services

Refugee Resettlement Organization Franklin

Clinton County Historical Society Museum Clinton Arts Organization Franklin

Summit Artspace Cultural Institution Summit

Cleveland International Film Festival Arts Organization Cuyahoga

Provide education, recreation, cultural and

social services to our community. During
Tipp Monroe Community Services, Inc. the summer months we provide lunch to Miami
all of the area children (M-F, June-August,
11:30-12:30 pm

Ashtabula Arts Center Arts Organization Ashtabula

Art House, Inc. Arts Organization Cuyahoga

Ohio Craft Museum Museum Franklin

Gund Gallery at Kenyon College Museum Knox

Organization Type of Organization County
ArtsConnect Arts Organization Hamilton
Science Playspace initiative (SPI) inc STEM children’s museum Knox

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Arts Organization Summit

Wayne Center for the Arts Arts Organization Wayne

Homeschool enrichment program (501

501 c3 homeschool group All

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Arts Organization Cuyahoga

Springfield Arts Council Arts Organization Clark

Champaign County Arts Council Arts Organization Champaign

Verb Ballets Arts Organization Cuyahoga

Columbus Symphony Arts Organization Franklin

The Arts Commission Arts Organization Lucas

Haymaker Farmers’ Market, Kent, OH Community Farmers’ Market Portage

Canton Museum of Art Museum Stark

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Arts Organization Montgomery

Marathon Center for the Performing
Arts Organization Hancock
We Care Arts Arts Organization Montgomery

Portsmouth Area Arts Council Arts Organization Scioto

Mansfield Art Center Arts Organization Richland

Academy of Cinematic Arts Arts Organization Butler

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio Museum Fairfield

Heir Force Community School 4-8 Community School Allen

ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists nonprofit art gallery Franklin

Ziegler Park Nonprofit Summer Camp Hamilton

Logos Christian Ministries Church Marion

Lorain County Historical Society Cultural Institution Lorain

Riverside Art Center Arts Organization Auglaize

Lima Symphony Orchestra Arts Organization Allen

Organization Type of Organization County
Cleveland Public Library Library Cuyahoga
Toledo Museum of Art Museum Lucas

Rainey Institute Arts Organization Cuyahoga

Thurber House Arts Organization Franklin

The Lorain Historical Society Cultural Institution Lorain
Columbus Association for the
Arts Organization Franklin
Performing Arts

The Ohio Arts & Crafts Foundation Arts Organization Franklin

Central Community House LEC - nonprofit Franklin

Springfield Museum of Art Museum Clark

McKinley Presidential Library &
Museum Stark
Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio
Museum Athens
Supreme Court of Ohio Government Institution Franklin
Heritage Sylvania, Inc. Museum Lucas
Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox
Cultural Institution Knox

Pike Heritage Foundation Museum Pike

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum Museum Coshocton

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum Cemetery and Arboretum Montgomery

Marion Area Convention & Visitors

Visitors Bureau Marion

Stuart’s Opera House Arts Organization Athens

Cincinnati Museum Center Museum Hamilton

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum Museum Richland

Southeast Ohio History Center Museum Athens

Voyageur Media Group, Inc. media production company 501c3 Hamilton

Hancock Historical Museum Museum Hancock

Wayne County Public Library Public Library Wayne

Organization Type of Organization County
MidPointe Library System Public Library Butler

Clark County Historical Society Museum Clark

Cincinnati Nature Center Nature Center Hamilton

Kingsville Public Library Library Ashtabula

OHIO Museum Complex Museum Athens

Ironton Publications Newspaper/magazine publisher Lawrence

combination of house museums and

Historical Society of Mt Pleasant, Ohio Jefferson

Wittenberg Institute for Public

Humanities and Sciences, Wittenberg College Clark

Library for Health Information Consumer Health Library Franklin

Kelleys Island Historical Assoc. Museum Erie

Akron-Summit County Public Library Public Library Summit

Historical Society of the Brunswick
Museum Medina
Auglaize County Historical Society Museum Auglaize

MLJ Hardin County District Library Public Library Hardin

Auglaize County Educational Service
Education Agency Auglaize

Massillon Museum Museum Stark

Greene County Ohio Historical Society Museum Greene

DANCECleveland Arts Organization Cuyahoga

Trumbull County Historical Society Museum Trumbull

Western Reserve Historical Society

(Cleveland History Center and Hale Museum Cuyahoga
Farm & Village)

Shaker Historical Society Museum Cuyahoga

National First Ladies’ Library Museum Stark

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Cultural Institution Cuyahoga

New Works Writers Series Arts Organization Lucas

Organization Type of Organization County

Clark County Public Library Library Clark

Wakeman Branch Huron County
Public Library Huron
Community Library
Huron County Community Library
Public Library Huron
Greenwich Branch
Huron County Community Library
Public Library Huron
North Fairfield Branch
John P. Parker Historical Society, Inc. Museum Brown
National Aviation Heritage Area Cultural Institution Montogmery

Nelson T. Gant Foundation Cultural Institution Muskingum

Pickerington Public Library Library Fairfield

Meal provider and community based year

CRPD - BARACK round program based center focus on SEL Franklin
Agraria (Arthur Morgan Institute for
Center for Regenerative Practice Greene
Community Solutions)

American Sign Museum Museum Hamilton

Actions that Matter 4 Youth/

Afterschool Program/ School District Franklin
Reynoldsburg SD

Lit Youngstown Arts Organization Mahoning

CMSD Public School Cuyahoga

TRANSIT ARTS, a Program of Central

Settlement House/Arts Organization Franklin
Community House

Tuscarawas Arts Partnership (TAP) Arts Council Tuscarawas

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Arts Organization Hamilton

ArtSpace/Lima Arts Organization Allen

A Kid At Art for the Heart, Inc. Arts Organization Geauga

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Arts Organization Summit

Greater Cleveland Urban Film

Arts Organization Cuyahoga

Athens County Community Singers, “A

Arts Organization Athens
Choir for All Voices”

Organization Type of Organization County

Community Cup Classic Foundation Non Profit Cuyahoga

MTVarts Arts Organization Knox

Ashtabula County District Library public library Ashtabula

North Canton Public Library Public Library Stark

Fairmount Center for the Arts Arts Organization Geauga Arts Organization Franklin

Medina County Arts Council Arts Organization Medina

Education Foundation for Freedom Arts Organization Franklin

Huron County Community Library Library Huron

FashionAlliance Project Arts Organization Stark

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium Zoo & Aquarium Lucas

Broadway School of Music & the Arts Arts Organization Cuyahoga

Rocky River Public Library and Cowan

Museum Cuyahoga
Pottery Museum

The Butler Institute of American Art Museum Mahoning

Mansfield Art Center Arts Organization Richland

Firelands Symphony Orchestra &

Arts Organization Erie
School of Music

The Dairy Barn Arts Center Arts Organization Athens

Nelsonville-York Kids on Campus Afterschool program Athens

Arts & College Preparatory Academy School Franklin

Hocking County Children’s Chorus Arts Organization Hocking

Kiddie City Child Care Community Early Childhood Care and Education Cuyahoga

Zanesville Museum of Art Museum Muskingum

Euclid City Schools School Cuyahoga Media Wood

Logan County Landmark Preservation

Arts Organization Logan
dba The Holland Theatre

Organization Type of Organization County

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Library Summit

Ohio Paper Folders Arts Organization Statewide

Switzerland of Ohio Local Schools/

after school Monroe
Woodsfield Elementary

International Women’s Air & Space

Museum Cuyahoga

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum Cuyahoga

Columbus Museum of Art Museum Franklin

Oxford Community Arts Center Arts Organization Butler

Cleveland Play House Arts Organization Cuyahoga

National Park Service National Park Montgomery

Chagrin Falls Park Community Center Community Center Geauga

The Nature Conservancy in Ohio Conservation Statewide

see website retired Cuyahoga

Cleveland Metroparks Metroparks Cuyahoga

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Zoo Cuyahoga

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art,

Museum Licking
and Technology

Diverse Media Zone Arts Organization Franklin

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Government/Educational Provider Cuyahoga

Arts Commission of Greater Toledo Arts Organization Lucas

The Summit County Historical Society

Cultural Institution Summit
of Akron, OH
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s
Museum Cuyahoga
Learning Center and Money Museum

Map of Statewide Partner Organizations, as seen on the Ohio Distance Learning Website (here):

Data and Evaluation
COSI solicits feedback from statewide educators and recipients of the Learning Lunchboxes through
survey data. The Educator Survey can be found here and the Student Survey can be found here.

Anonymous, Anecdotal Feedback from the Educator Survey included:

• My students were very engaged and they very much enjoyed all four activities. They took their time,
hypothesizing ways to improve designs & performances of their builds.
• The kids loved the activities and it was very fun to do! I had to modify some for Kindergarten but we
made it work!
• These were amazing. I used them as a culminating activity and the students absolutely loved them. I
loved how it allows for them to use the design process.
• Students enjoyed the kits. […] they were excited about the activities and helped us close out the
school year thinking about science.

Below are some anonymous student responses in reaction to the survey

question, “Something I learned from the Learning Lunchbox that I didn’t
know before was…”:
• Gas can build up in a canister and explode. It was so cool!
• There’s planets out there that don’t look like earth. And that in the moon there’s not air and you can’t
breathe in space.
• The payload depends on the mission of the
• Space is very large and cool.
• That there were different jobs of engineers
• That NASA and space scientists have to know
how bodies work on earth and in space.
• That it can be so much fun learning about
science a lot of the activities were so much fun I
loved a lot of them.
• Science can be so much fun and I got to be
creative with it come up with my own ideas to
make it work I had a lot of fun learning about

Educator Survey Results

= overall very much = large extent = moderate extent = small amount

The Learning Lunchbox The Learning The Learning I was confident and
is a helpful tool to teach Lunchbox allows Lunchbox is easy for comfortable facilitating
students about the topic students to learn teachers to use in a the learning content and
of the kit: through play: classroom setting: hands-on activities:

6% 3% 5%
24% 24% 22%
large 73% large 54% large
extent overall extent overall 73% extent
70% very very 27%
overall much much overall
very much large very
extent much

The Learning Lunchbox My students appeared The Learning Lunchbox The COVID-19
is a helpful tool to teach to be engaged gave me ideas of how I pandemic created
students about science with the Learning might teach other science challenges in student
in general: Lunchbox: topics with students: engagement:

4% 3% 6%
7% 3% large 19%
73% 21% extent
overall large 59%
89% very extent 94% 22%
overall much overall large
very much overall very extent
very much much

The Learning The Learning Lunchbox in Generally, the Generally, the

Lunchbox is a helpful the classroom is helpful Learning Lunchbox Learning Lunchbox
tool to help engage to improve my students’ helped my students made my students
students in science: understanding of science learn more about want to know more
concepts: science: about science:

5% 3%
19% 16% 16% 20%
large some
65% some
extent overall 19%
76% very large 81% 80%
overall much extent definitely definitely
very much

= definitely = some = a little

Student Survey Results
“My Learning Lunchbox “My Learning
Helped Me Learn More Lunchbox Made Me
About Science”: Want to Know More
About Science”:
= definitely

= some

= a little

= not at all

Media and Social Media Highlights
Newark, OH (3/20/21):

Cincinnati, OH (4/30/21):

Portsmouth, OH (5/28/21):

Press Release: Launch of the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative
March 19, 2021
COSI and the State of Ohio Launch the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative to Help Bridge the Education
Gap Statewide
COSI and museum, cultural, and other statewide partners will deliver 50,000 free Learning Lunchbox
STEAM kits to accelerate learning in classrooms, communities, and homes
Columbus, OH –The Center of Science and Industry (COSI), the top-ranked science center in the country
by USA Today’s 10Best, the State of Ohio, statewide educational institutions, museums, cultural
organizations, and local officials will kick off the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative on Tuesday, March 30,
2021 in Newark, Ohio.
The Ohio Distance Learning Initiative is an innovative program led by COSI and a collaboration of meal
providers, libraries, museums, and cultural institutions across the state to deliver 50,000 free, hands-on
science kits called Learning Lunchboxes. These boxes, historically created to be distributed alongside
meal programs, provide five activities aligned with Ohio’s learning standards and promote science,
technology, engineering, arts, math (STEAM), culture, history, and more. The Learning Lunchboxes are

tailored to specific themes, such as Space, created in partnership with NASA. Beginning March 30, COSI
will also distribute a limited number of free kits to each of Ohio’s 611 school districts to help enhance
in-class learning.
COSI will also distribute a limited number of STEAM kits once a month in 2021 throughout Ohio’s
88 counties to boost learning at home and in the community. At some locations, meals will also be
dispersed through local foodbank partners so together, we can help feed hungry lives and feed hungry
minds. COSI will host socially distanced distribution events alongside a consortium of partners, which
will help distribute kits to the public and underserved youth through car pick up. Distribution sites will
be transformed into community Wi-Fi hotspots, enabling the public to download learning through the
free COSI mobile app, which has offline capability. The first community distribution event will take place
in Newark, Ohio on Tuesday, March 30 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at The Ohio State University Newark
campus. Meals will be distributed also by the Food Pantry Network of Licking County. The second
community distribution will take place in April in Cincinnati. The full list of sites is available here:
Other local museums and cultural organizations from across Ohio will be featured inside the STEAM
kits to help share their learning resources to the public. These partners will volunteer at community
distribution locations by passing out kits to the public.
Local mayors, county commissioners, and elected officials will volunteer during each community kit
distribution through socially distanced means.
“COSI’s Learning Lunchboxes will be a valuable resource to promote STEM educational opportunities
as our students return to their classrooms this spring,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “It’s great to see
COSI and all of their partners put new and innovative learning experiences within reach for so many kids
across the state.”
“STEM education is important because STEM careers are the fastest-growing occupations in the
economy and pay substantially more than non-STEM careers,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “The
earlier we can get Ohio’s kids engaged in STEM activities the better chance we have of helping them
prepare for a fulfilling, prosperous future success.”
“This pandemic has amplified an educational disparity in our communities. Government, for-profit and
non-profit institutions alike need to work better together to help ameliorate educational outcomes for
the classrooms and communities of our great state,” said Dr. Frederic Bertley, President and CEO,
COSI. “These COSI Learning Lunchboxes and the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative demonstrate the
power of partnerships when we ignore the box to bring people together around a common goal of
serving our youth. COSI appreciates the support from the state of Ohio and our partners, for without
whom; this outreach would not be possible.”
Organizations participating in the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative include:
• State of Ohio
• Ohio Museum Association
• Ohio Arts Council
• Ohio Humanities
• Buckeye Association of School Administrators
• Ohio School Board Association
• Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators

• Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators
• Ohio Mayors Alliance
• Mayor’s Partnership for Progress
• Ohio County Commissioners Association
• Ohio Association of Foodbanks
• Ohio News Media Association
• More than 150 museums and cultural organizations
“We are excited and honored to partner with COSI on the Learning Lunchbox program that will provide
students across the state with fun and engaging science activities that align with Ohio’s learning
standards. COSI has brought together an incredible team of collaborators to support the Ohio Distance
Learning Initiative and we are very encouraged by the work they are doing to serve Ohio’s students,”
said Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria.
“Ohio museums play a critical role in providing learning to the community and this bold initiative is
bringing museums together to showcase how they are ready to serve Ohio families and youth,” said
Johnna McEntee, Executive Director, Ohio Museums Association.
“The arts community is excited and ready to serve alongside COSI and the Ohio Distance Learning
Initiative through its Learning Lunchboxes, which will provide families with opportunities to learn about
arts in their community to help our youth learn,” said Donna Collins, Executive Director, Ohio Arts
“Humanities organizations throughout Ohio thank COSI and the state for creating this unprecedented
partnership to provide much-needed educational tools and resources to families and teachers during
this pandemic. Ohio Humanities is excited to be part of it,” said Pat Williamsen, Ohio Humanities
Executive Director.
“We’re all in this together, and together these Learning Lunchboxes will help provide our
superintendents, educators, students, and families with fun hands-on experiences and accelerate
learning,” said Dr. David Axner, Executive Director, Buckeye Association of School Administrators.
“The Ohio School Boards Association and its member boards of education across Ohio are excited to
partner with COSI and other educational partners to enhance learning. We must bridge this COVID
Canyon education gap and we will do it together,” said Richard Lewis, CEO, Ohio School Boards
“Southeast Ohio is working diligently to support its students and families during this unprecedented
time and we look forward to partnering with COSI to bring hands-on fun distance learning and digital
resources to our youth and families in rural Appalachian Ohio,” said Amista Lipot, Executive Director of
the Mayors’ Partnership for Progress. 
“We are excited to join the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative, which is being led by COSI along with
museums and cultural organizations across Ohio. Our county commissioners, county executives, and
county council members are on the front lines of supporting our families during this pandemic. This
program is an example of our community coming together to support Ohio’s youth and families,” said
Cheryl Subler, Executive Director of the CCAO.
“Education is critically important to our local communities and mayors across our state. We are excited
to partner with COSI to help facilitate distance learning and provide much needed digital literacy
throughout our state,” said Keary McCarthy, Executive Director of the Ohio Mayors Alliance.

“We are thrilled to partner with COSI and the state of Ohio to help provide learning tools like the
COSI Learning Lunchbox to our educators, administrators, and students. This unparalleled model
demonstrates the power of collective action to address a major COVID challenge that we must address,”
said Julie Davis, EdD, Executive Director, Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators.
“Education equity is important now more than ever, and we must work together to make quality
educational resources available to our students, teachers, educators, and school leaders. This program
will play an important part in achieving that goal. We thank COSI and the state for its innovative
approach and for our partnership,” said Dr. Timothy Freeman, Executive Director, Ohio Association of
Secondary School Administrators.
“Feeding hungry lives and feeding hungry minds. On behalf of Ohio’s foodbanks, we are thrilled
to partner with COSI and the state to help align these critical needs to serve our youth and our
communities,” said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt. Executive Director, Ohio Foodbank Association.
“Ohio news media are excited to partner with COSI and the state of Ohio to help showcase the incredible
learning resources around our state. The Learning Lunchbox program demonstrates how communities
can come together to help address a critical issue: educating our youth.” said Monica Nieporte -
President and Executive Director - Ohio News Media Association.
Earlier this fall, COSI conducted a statewide roadshow serving more than 1,000 families across Ohio
counties, including stops in Athens, Canton, Lima, and Parma, Steubenville, Dayton, and more.
For more information on visiting a distribution site to receive a Learning Lunchbox (while supplies
last) visit Organizations interested in sharing their learning
resources through this program can sign up here.
COSI is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the doors have been closed, COSI has
been engaging with the community through COSI Connects, COSI’s digital doorway to online learning;
the COSI Learning Lunchbox, kits filled with hands-on science activities; and the new “COSI on Wheels:
Curbside Edition.” For more information on COSI Connects, visit

About COSI
The Center of Science and Industry (COSI), located in Columbus, Ohio, is a dynamic, hands-on science
center with more than 56 years of award-winning expertise in providing engaging, inspiring, and
transforming learning experiences. COSI cultivates a vibrant learning ecosystem for all people,
helping ensure we are scientifically literate, critically aware and thoughtfully engaged. From hands-
on interactive exhibits in themed exhibition areas, and a state-of-the-art planetarium, to traveling
and education outreach programs, COSI delivers science and science educational experiences both
in its building and far beyond its walls. With unprecedented partnerships, COSI has positioned itself
as a national powerhouse museum with content and experiences for people of all ages. Located on
Central Ohio’s burgeoning Scioto Peninsula, the epicenter of Columbus’ downtown redevelopment,
COSI stands as a leading cultural institution and destination attraction for regional, national, and
international audiences. COSI was named #1 Science Museum in the Nation by - USA TODAY 10Best
Readers’ Choice 2020. For more information, visit
333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.228.2674 |


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