Virtual zoo visits and classes
Many zoos are now offering virtual visits, which allows you select any location you like! Search the zoo’s website for links to virtual visits and learning opportunities. For example:
- The Detroit Zoo offers Virtual Vitamin Z, which offers online lessons, live cams of penguins, otters, falcons, snow monkeys, and prairie dogs, and coloring pages.
- The Brooklyn Zoo offers low-cost online classes.
- The San Diego Zoo has live cams of their hippos, platypuses, baboons, penguins, polar bears, apes, tigers. elephants, giraffes, burrowing owls, pandas, koalas, and condors.
Art at home
Check out https://tinyurl.com/ArtAtHomeChart for links to Art Contests, Museums, Art Games, Digital Art, Art Education and other Art at Home.
Craft and maker projects
Also check out makercamp.com. It provides a free newsletter and videos with ideas for projects you can make with objects you have around the house.
Virtual calming room
Sometimes life can be overwhelming, especially in these difficult times. This Virtual Calming Room is designed to assist in identifying different strategies for managing emotions, through use of sounds/music, visual relaxation, guided breathing/yoga/movement, coloring and creative activities, app resources and more. These tools can provide helpful outlets and practices for when life gets tough, anxiety increases or maintaining focus is difficult.