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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

For the Kiddos!

Thinking of the Westminster family and especially those with children at home. Feel free to share!

Peace and grace, 

Dr. Bob Gunther

 

Here are some resources that families might find useful:

Here is a guidebook with specific nature activities that you can do in a yard. It was coalesced by Green Schoolyards America. It is free and they can send the PDF’s for images to use on a website, but they request that the direct link be included so that they can have a count of how many people are using the resource:

http://bit.ly/GSA-guides

Live Streams

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari Live Stream- Weekdays at 3 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2915534028492292/?event_time_id=2915534041825624

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Streams

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=monterey+bay+aquarium+live+cam

Elmwood Park Zoo “Zoo School” – Weekdays at 11 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=monterey+bay+aquarium+live+cam

Houston Zoo – Daily Live Streaming Events

https://www.facebook.com/houstonzoo

Georgia Aquarium Live Streams

https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/african-penguin-cam/

National Aquarium Live Streams

https://www.aqua.org/Experience/live

Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBQhLAIBTH0&feature=youtu.be

Smithsonian National Zoo

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

Kitten Rescue Sanctuary

https://explore.org/livecams/kitten-rescue/kitten-rescue-cam

Virtual Tours

Kenai Fjords National Park- Alaska

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/kenai-fjords/exit-glacier-tour

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/kenai-fjords/exit-glacier-tour

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/carlsbad-caverns/natural-entrance-tour

Bryce Canyon National Park

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/bryce-canyon/sunset-point-tour

Dry Tortugas National Park

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/dry-tortugas/near-little-africa-tour

The Louvre

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

All Available Natural Parks on Google Earth

Click here

Apps

Birdwatching/Identification

  • Merlin Bird ID: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • BirdNET: Bird Song Identification*Available on GooglePlay only
  • EyeLoveBirds: Bird Checklists
  • Picture Bird – Bird Identifier

Plant Identification

  • PictureThis – Plant Identifier
  • PlantSnap Plant Identification
  • PlantNet
  • LeafSnap

Hiking/Biking/Running

  • AllTrails: Hike, Bike & Run
  • FootPath Route Planner
  • Map My Ride by Under Armour
  • Star Walk – Explore the Sky

Nature Community

  • iNaturalist
  • This app is part of a citizen science project that allows naturalists, biologists, and citizens to share and learn important information about the world around us.

Podcasts

Plants and Animals

Birdwatching/Birding

Fun things to do at home!

 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic

https://www.storylineonline.net/

http://30days.familieslearning.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NCFL30Days.pdf

https://wonderopolis.org/

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

https://www.brainpop.com/

www.pbs.org/parents

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