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Resources for Parents and Teachers

Resources for Parents and Teachers

Daily Schedule for At Home Learning and Social Distancing - for Elementary

Home Schedules Sample  - for Middle to Secondary

7 Ways to Maintain Relationships During Your School Closure

CLASSES

Marine Biology Camp (Virtual)

Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids (OPAK) Daily Webinars

P.E. (Physical Education) with Joe

Story Pirates

YMCA Fitness Classes On-Demand

Thayer Birding Software (free for students)

Virtual Poultry ClassFrom Embryo to Chick - A Cooperative Virtual Learning Experience

RESOURCES/CURRICULUMs

4-H At Home Activity Guide

4-H Inspire Kids to Do Guide

4-H STEM Lab

4-H Inspire Kids to Do Mindfulness Guide

ABC Australia: Multiple Education Resources

Academic/Classroom Resources (free during COVID)

Arizona Science Center: Science at Home

Conservation and Environmental Education Lessons with Mindfulness Mixed In

Cornell Garden Based Learning - Dig Art! Cultivating Creativity in the Garden

Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Great resource for teachers and parents geared toward grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8. There are great suggestions for Family Fun, I Wonders, and Exploration.

Florida Public Archaeology Network (videos, interactive maps, lesson plans)

Florida Archaeology Month

Hour of Coding (all grades)

Ivy League college courses available online

John Muir Laws - This is a full-text download of 'How to Teach Nature Journaling!' You may download the book for use in your home, classroom or at your institution. You may not reproduce any part of the book for sale. If you plan to view the book from your computer, you will find the double-page spreads easier to read. If you plan to print out the whole book, choose the single page download.

Mystery Science Open and Go Lessons K-5

NASA - There are excellent resources available through for youth, families, and educators. The sky is NOT the limit!

National Ocean Service (NOAA) for Kids

Nature Conservancy: Nature Works (multiple options)

NY Agriculture in the Classroom Resources

Origami Making

National and Local Resources from the Public Broadcasting System Public media stations are playing a vital role in providing education resources to support remote learning for students and teachers and to provide families and school systems with enhanced support during this unprecedented time. This link leads to a number of those national and local resources.

Rainforest Alliance for Kids

Rainforest Alliance Curriculum

Scholastic Activities PreK through 9th Grade

Story Time From Space

ONLINE EDUCATION AND MEETINGS

Authors Doing Read Alouds Online

Disney/Khan Academy: Imagineering Course

Doodles with Children's Author Mo Willems

ExtensionHorses.org - Our experts have been working all weekend to bring something exciting to you! We've made a HUGE chunk of our best online courses ALL FREE! For (at least) 30 days these will be available free to anyone who is interested. Please share with anyone you think may want to give these a try. To enroll, just click this link and create an account.

Topics include:

  • Digestion
  • Parasites
  • Anatomy
  • Reproduction
  • Feed stuffs
  • Infectious Diseases
  • AND MORE!

FB Live National Jr. Master Gardener Group Meets - Have elementary students at home? Join us for the first ever virtual National JMG Group on Facebook Live!

  • Sessions starts Thursday, April 2 and will continue every Tuesday & Thursday at 1pm (CST) and last approx. 20 minutes
  • Garden activities will be led by National JMG staff
  • Your kids can earn a Junior Master Gardener “Golden Ray Series” Certification in Plant Growth & Development
  • And, it’s FREE to JOIN US, HAVE FUN, LEARN and EARN certification!

Free Online: Mindfulness Class for Kids! - Classes will be held on: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT

Junior Master Gardener Videos

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! (free video series) - Watch all of Mo's videos, find activity sheets to print out & follow along, and more! Full YouTube playlist and Facebook page

McKinleys 4-H STEAM Project Club - For the next couple of weeks, Mindful Schools will be offering mindfulness classes for kids! Join us online – for mindful activities, mindful movement, read-alouds – and let’s have fun exploring mindfulness together.

National Ag in the Classroom E-Learning for Teachers and Students

Science Mom Quarantime - Online School from 11am to 1pm

Storyline Online - Children’s Books Read Aloud

Virtual 4-H Art Camp - For 9th -12th grade students. Each week we will release a new lesson with easy to follow instructions and pictures, that can be completed at your own pace. This camp is FREE for anyone to participate (4-H membership NOT required)! We only ask you to fill out the Registration Form to access our Camp website where the lessons will be released every Monday morning (3/23, 3/30, 4/6, & 4/13).

Virtual 4-H Space Camp Texas AM University - For 3rd to 5th grade students. Each week we will release a new experiment with educational and how-to videos. This camp is FREE for anyone to participate (4-H membership NOT required!) We only ask you to fill out the Registration Form via the link provided to access our Campsite where the experiments will be released every Monday morning at 10am CT. (3/30, 4/6, 4/13, & 4/20)

VIRTUAL TOURS

All the virtual concerts, plays, museums and other culture you can enjoy from home

Anne Frank House– Take a 360-degree tour of Anne Frank’s home in Amsterdam.

American Dairy Association North East - Enjoy free virtual farm tours, lesson plans & educational materials for your kids! K-12

April Little Explorers: Virtual Vernal Pool Exploration!

Buckingham Palace – Tour the famous London palace virtually.

Farm Tours – Learn about agriculture through these virtual tours of farms in Canada.

Gettysburg Park - For Teachers, Students and Families

Great Wall of China – This panoramic virtual tour allows you to walk the Great Wall.

Holy Land Tour – Virtually visit Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and more.

Houston Zoo – Watch animals in several of their exhibits via live webcam.

International Space Station – Take a video tour of the space station.

The Louvre Museum – Explore exhibits at this famous art museum in Paris, France.

Mars – Explore the surface of Mars in a 360-degree view while learning about the planet and space exploration.

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Watch sea creatures in this California aquarium with the live animal cam.

National Parks - Explore U.S. National Parks

360 Degree Cities

Africam - Live Webcams from Africa

Alaskan Wild Bear Cams

Alaska Zoo Cam

Ancient Rome Virtual Tour with Lessons

Anne Frank House Virtual Tour

Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam

Berlin Philharmonic: Digital Concert Hall

Boston Children's Museum

British Museum London

Buckingham Palace

Carolina Tiger Rescue (also FB live events)

Chamber Music Society Performances

Chatsworth Farm Alberta Canada

Chattanooga Zoo Webcams

Cincinnati Zoo Virtual Safaris at 3pm EST daily

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of Winter the dolphin)

Country Music Hall of Fame Museum

Discovery Virtual Field Trips (multiple options)

Dublin Zoo Webcams Ireland

Duke Farms Eagle Cam: New Jersey

Edheads Stem Games and Activities

Edinburgh Zoo UK

Ellis Island Interactive Tour

Explore.Org Live Cams

FarmFood 360

Field Museum: Chicago

Georgia Aquarium

Google Arts and Culture (multiple options)

Google Earth

Great Wall of China 360

Great Wall of China Virtual

Great Pyramids

Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Houston Zoo

Interactive map of NYC history via Urban Archive

Kansas City Zoo Animal Cams

Kennedy Center Digital Stage

Liberty Science Center: New Jersey

Louvre Museum

Marine Traffic Around the World

Marwell Zoo Webcams UK

Metropolitan Opera

Milwaukee County Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Musee d'Orsay, Paris

NASA Images Library (click the 'most popular' tab)

NASA Mission Operations Room

National Air & Space Museum - Smithsonian

National Aquarium Live Cams: Baltimore

National Aquarium Virtual Tour: Baltimore

National Aquarium: Washington

National Eagle Center: webcams and more

National Gallery of Art

National Geographic Kids

National Museum of American History, Smithsonian

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

National Park Service Virtual Tours (multiple options)

National Women's History Museum Virtual Exhibits

National Women's History Museum Virtual Field Trips

Omaha Zoo from Home

Paignton Zoo Webcams UK

Paris Museum Collections: Images and Tours

Reach the World

Reid Park Zoo: Tucson, AZ

Research Quest (multiple investigations): Natural History Museum of Utah

Rijks Museum Amsterdam

San Diego Zoo

Schmidt Ocean Institute

Science Experiments with Bill Nye

Shedd Aquarium Virtual Field Trips

Smithsonian National Zoo: Washington

Smithsonian Science Education Game Center

Son Doong Cave, Vietnam: Virtual Tour

Spy Museum

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Online Exhibits

Vancouver Aquarium Webcams

VanGogh Museum: Amsterdam

Vatican Museums

Washington DC Architecture

Wolf Conservation Center

World Panoramas

Yosemite Nature Notes

Yosemite Virtual Tour

You Visit: Virtual-Reality-360-Degree Experiences - multiple locations

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens Home Safari

USS Constitution - Daily Live Tours at 1pm EST

New England Aquarium Virtual Visits

Cape May County Park/Zoo Zoo School - Available for questions 11:30am-12pm EST

Last updated April 17, 2020