Parents & teachers

During this time of staying at home and learning at home, we offer these web resources to help you and your child find activities from some amazing sites around the country. It's like going on a virtual field trip!

San Diego Zoo
Here you can find amazing videos, as well as live cams of many of the animals at this zoo.
Pittsburgh Zoo
The Pittsburgh Zoo has set up an entire page with activities created by their staff while the zoo is closed called “Bringing the Zoo to You”.
Cincinnati Zoo
The Cincinnati Zoo is offering “Home Safari Resources” while the zoo is closed, and a “Home Safari” on Facebook Live every day at 3:00 p.m.  If you don’t have social media, it will be posted to their YouTube channel shortly after the Facebook Live ends.
Yellowstone National Park
Kids can take a virtual field trip, and there is a library of sounds from the park, where you can listen to anything from animals to geysers to snowmobiles!  There is lots to explore.
NASA Science: Mars Curiosity Rover
There is all kinds of information about Mars and the Curiosity mission here.  There are also lots of videos that you can watch to learn more, including videos with 360-degree views of Mars!
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon, pre-recorded educational videos will be published by the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which you can watch on their Facebook page. In addition, there are many available educator resources.
COSI (Center of Science and Industry)
Every day, COSI is providing hands-on science through videos that you can try with your family at home.
FarmFood 360
There are 11 virtual tours of farms available on this site, from minks and cows to apples and oats. All of the virtual tours give you 360-degree views.
Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips
Many excellent virtual field trips are available on a variety of subjects, including agriculture, manufacturing, the natural world, science/STEM, and sports.
The Wilderness Center
This nature center located in Wilmot, Ohio, is offering weekly videos and activities.
Back to the Wild, Inc.
This licensed wildlife rehabilitation and education center in Northwest Ohio is creating educational videos on their Facebook page every weekday. 
The Louvre
You can take virtual tours of this world-famous art museum, and learn more about the various works of art found in the Louvre’s collection.  You can even get a closer look at the Mona Lisa.
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing On-line Read-Alouds & Activities
This is exactly what it sounds like- authors offering read-alouds of their books, as well as books by their favorite authors!
Story Time from Space
This is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation.  They send books to the International Space Station, and astronauts record themselves reading these books from space.

Additional Recommended Websites

Accelerated Reader