Diversions

Here are a few things that are interesting diversions for those of us that are quarantined or at home because of this pandemic.  I hope you find some fun and/or interesting things to do!

Zoo and Aquarium Web Cams

San Diego Zoo Webcams – watch baboons, penguins, pandas, tigers, koalas, and 6 more cams with other animals!

Cinncinatti Zoo – “Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home”

Houston Zoo – the Houston Zoo has 6 webcams to choose from including giraffe, gorillas, and elephants!

Here’s a list of more zoo webcam links!

Aquarium of the Pacific – 7 webcams to choose from including above ground AND below water penguin cams!

Monterey Bay Aquarium – 10 live cams to view birds, fish, jellies, penguins, and more!

California Coastal Webcams – too many to list!  From animals and habitats to land/surfscapes.

Tennessee Aquarium – Aquarium at Home

Educational Experiences for Kids

Khan Academy – a nonprofit online learning center with classes on so many things!  They have a schedule put together for those that are schooling at home.

PBSkids – children’s programming from the Public Broadcasting System

National Geographic Kids – Lots of resources focused for younger ages.  Science, animals, places.

Storytime From Space – Astronauts read STEM themed books from space!

Steve Spangler Science – science experiments you can do at home

Really Good Stuff – free resource library at the Really Good Stuff website.  “Innovative, teacher created classroom solutions.”

ABCMouse – Early Learning Academy for children ages 2-8. Free 30 day trial.

Virtual Field Trips – with Discovery Education

Home Adventures

The Sound Traveler – Several videos of trips to interesting places. Put on headphones and experience the sounds of travel and the ambience of the places!

12 World Class Museums You Can Visit Online – Take a tour of a museum you may not have ever visited before!

100 Things to Do While Stuck At Home – a list from USA Today

Garden Tours at The Huntington – come see the beautiful gardens at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens