Social distancing has made it a challenge to keep kids (and ourselves) occupied with worthwhile activities. Our latest episode covers some great websites that keep kids interested in science and nature. Enjoy!
Zoo’s with live stream animal cams.
Cincinnati Zoo- Facebook live home safari show everyday at 3 followed by at home activity for the kids
Monterrey Bay Aquarium – live streams of sharks and jellyfish, facebook live videos of their other critters
Explore.org Live Nature Cams - Explore.org, the world's largest live nature cam network, provides a large array of live streams to choose from, including a penguin beach in California, a sea lion beach in British Columbia, an elephant park in South Africa and dozens more. They even offer live streams of newborn puppies and rescued kittens, providing hours of adorable entertainment.
The Smithsonian National Zoo- The Smithsonian National Zoo hosts a 24-hour live view of giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang.
Houston Zoo- In addition to ongoing live streams on its website, the Houston Zoo is offering daily live check-ins with different animals on its Facebook page.
The Georgia Aquarium- The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta also has a number of 24-hour live steams on its jellyfish, beluga whales, piranhas and more.
The San Diego Zoo - The San Diego Zoo live streams a number of animals on its site, including koalas, giraffes and polar bears. The zoo is also hosting special live streams on its Facebook page, most recently featuring "Breakfast with our Galápagos tortoises."
The National Aquarium- The National Aquarium in Baltimore offers three live streams every day: Blacktip Reef, Pacific Coral Reef, and Jellies Invasion.
Ranger Rick- Free Access, outdoor activities, animal crafts, educator guides, digital versions of ranger rick magazines
Ask Dr. Universe- Dr. Universe teams up with professors researchers, and experts, in the field to tackle big questions like what is fire, why does soda fizz, why is the ocean salty, why is liquid nitrogen so cold?
Salt Springs and Woodbourne Trails- You can still access trails and parking, just no facilities are open.
PGC- The Hunter Trapper Education program is currently open online to anyone 11 years of age or older. This is a great opportunity even if you are not a hunter. The course contains information on wildlife, habitat, conservation funding, and firearm safety. This online course is also great for adults who may be planning to hunt out of state. A lot of states now require a Hunter Education card with an ID number, so this is a great opportunity to get that if you plan on doing any out of state hunting.
Discovertheforest.org -You can learn about identifying trees, fossils, identifying rocks, stargazing, and much more!
NuHops Outdoor Education- provides curriculum on all types of outdoor topics. From wilderness survival to predator prey relationships, they cover it. Nuhop.org
Model My Watershed- Helps middle and high school students learn about problem solving and issues for watershed science.
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