Virtual Field Trips and Visits During Coronavirus Quarantines

Virtual Field Trips and Visits During Coronavirus Quarantines – Looking to take a field trip online with your kids. Check out some of our favorite places that are bringing their venues to you online.


Gatorland:

Starting March 18th, daily at 10 AM, we will keep the public and their families connected worldwide with daily “virtual visits” to Gatorland.  At 10 am EDT every morning, we will broadcast a Facebook Live Video titled Gatorland’s School of Croc, where we will showcase amazing animals and adventures to entertain and educate viewers of all ages.  Then every afternoon, we will perform a Live Feed broadcast on our YouTube channel, Gatorland Vlogs, titled Later Gator where we will showcase live action encounters with all of our animal stars at the park.  So tune in every day to keep up with all the fun and excitement.  So until we can open our doors and welcome all our fans back to Gatorland, we’ll see you later, Alligator!  Click here for their Facebook page.

Central Florida Zoo:

While the Zoo is closed and many of you are at home, we’re bringing The Zoo to You! Today, we’re live with some of Animal Ambassador Keepers for a training session with Bosco, our male serval.

We’re excited to bring The Zoo to You during this stressful time, and though the Zoo is closed to the public, we’re still here caring for the animals loved by our entire community. As a non-profit, this closure will have a significant impact on our operational budget, and we need your support more now than ever! Simply click the “donate” button below, or visit www.centralfloridazoo.org/emergencyoperatingfund to provide a financial gift today!

Visit their Facebook Page here. See all the videos here.

Lukas Nursery Field Trip:

WE’VE GOT MORE! Tune in for another entertaining, virtual #lukaslearning opportunity with more fun facts for the kids from Edna Kane, Butterfly Encounter Manager. We will dive deeper into the captivating world of butterfly gardening and the life of a butterfly. This LIVE STREAM event will be made available through Facebook, YouTube and our LukasNursery.com website.
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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Virtual Learning Activities for Kids Online:

These educational presentations will take place Monday – Friday at 9:30 a.m. EST for younger children, and at 1 p.m. for young adults. There will also be a Q&A portion at the end of each presentation. You can watch the daily presentations here, and download the at-home activities here.

Ripley’s At Home:

With so many families staying at home and looking for ways to keep their children entertained, we have created a way for our guests to engage with Ripley’s virtually. 

Ripley’s Aquariums at Home and Outside the Odditorium can be used as hubs for a schedule of live Facebook events, downloadable educational materials, arts-and-crafts, and more.

Be sure to follow us to tune in for events like Story Time Live!Champs & Chumps with Dustyn, and even live readings of Moby Dick… on toilet paper!

These sites will be continuously updated with additional lesson plans and activities throughout the week.

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Audobon Center for Birds of Prey

Daily at Noon. Continue learning at home even though local schools and the Center are closed! Each weekday at noon we’ll post a video and link to fun craft and activity ideas you can do at home. Every day will have a different theme, from eggs to bird-friendly yards, and raptor diets to how feathers work. We encourage you to grab your lunch and share the videos with kids you know (although we hope adults enjoy the videos too)!

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The National Basketball Academy-Florida:

With the COVID-19 Virus keeping players in social distancing, we wanted to make sure everyone has some different drills to do while we are staying safe at home.

Please check out our Facebook page to see some workouts you can do at home! We look forward to getting back to a court soon with our fellow basketball players, until then stay healthy, stay safe!

Click here for their video page.

YMCA of Central Florida:

The YMCA of Central Florida launches its Virtual YMCA Wellness Center to provide free, fitness-streaming platforms and wellness resources to both YMCA members and the general public for the foreseeable future. As facilities have temporarily closed and many Central Florida residents are working from home due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Y has been diligently working to build and move resources online to help the community stay connected, active and healthy.  

  • The Y’s best classes and top instructors are now available at home through YMCA360.org. The free on-demand programs include classes like Boot Camp, Barre, Yoga and low-impact programs for seniors. The Y plans to release more exercise classes and activities for adults and youth throughout March and April.
  • The Y partnered with Les Mills to provide on-demand, group exercise classes that include 95 workout options, including BODYPUMP®, Yoga Flow and Born to Move, a program that keeps children ages 2–16 active.
  • Y instructors are offering Facebook Live fitness classes, including yoga, cardio, strength, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and more.
  • Residents can try nutritious and simple recipes and speak with a virtual chef for expert advice on eating healthy.
  • The Y is providing chaplain support and a virtual prayer wall to keep the community united in faith.
  • Enrichment activities to keep children active and having fun at home are also available.

For a list of all virtual resources, visit https://ymcacentralflorida.com/virtualwellness/.  

During this unprecedented time, the Y remains committed to providing the community with valuable resources to stay healthy and active from any location. The Y is actively teaching online classes; creating recipes using ingredients with a long shelf life; providing tips to boost immunity; and hosting livestreams of church services that previously used its family centers to congregate.

The Y’s services to the community are not limited by its facilities. Visit the Y’s community support page for updates on how the Y is helping Central Florida stay strong and how residents can get involved.


We will continue to update opportunities here for online fun as we hear about them.


Disclaimer: This information is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

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