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Kenai Flords National Park, Alaska

Rappel into a crevasse, kayak through icebergs, and watch a glacier recede.

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

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Fly over an active volcano, explore a lava tube, and look out across volcanic cliffs.

Link: https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/hawaii-volcanoes/nahuku-lava-tube-tour

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Explore incredible formations, trek by headlamp through a cave, fly with thousands of bats, and even “see through the eyes of a bat.”

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

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Gaze up at the night sky, ride horse-back through a canyon, and see hoodoos up close.

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

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Dive a shipwreck, swim through the third-largest coral reef in the world, and tour a Civil War-era fort.

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

Great Wall of China Virtual Tour

Commonly considered a wonder of the world, the Great Wall of China boasts a history of over 2,000 years and stretches more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China, making it one of the most impressive ancient structures on the planet.

Link: https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

The Great Pyramid of Giza Virtual Tour

The Great Pyramid of Giza is a defining symbol of Egypt and the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. It is located on the Giza plateau near the modern city of Cairo and was built over a twenty-year period during the reign of the king Khufu (2589-2566 BCE, also known as Cheops) of the 4th Dynasty.

Link: https://youtu.be/EaQr917lRgI

Fairbanks, Alaska – Virtual Tour

Explore the Midnight Sun and Northern Lights, Float down the Chena River, Experience the thrill of Dog Mushing, and more!

Link:  https://www.explorefairbanks.com/explore-the-area/360/

Great Barrier Reef – Virtual Tour

Explore one of the greatest wonders of the natural world on an engaging and in-depth interactive journey with David Attenborough.

Link: http://attenboroughsreef.com/


Tall Sky Walker’s hikes include: Yellowstone National Park, Moraine Lake, Ponderosa Pine Forest, Smith Rock State Park, Waldo Lake, and many more!

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP2WJOpZQu2BFUqZ6UN5Tfw

The Flying Dutchman’s hikes include: Olympic National Park, Hoh Rain Forest, Silver Falls State Park, Redwood National Park, Havasupai Falls, and more!

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOk03SPpDvItHCDQAJljqUA/videos

4K Relaxation Channel includes virtual hikes, walking tours, drone/bird eye views, and many other beautiful nature videos.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg72Hd6UZAgPBAUZplnmPMQ/videos



Explore.org – LiveCams

Want to see what African wildlife is up to? Need a dose of cute kittens and puppies? Feel like floating around with some jellyfish, seals, or manatees? Interested in taking a snoop inside a Honey bee hive? Curious what our feathered friends as doing? Want to take a peek at some animal sanctuaries? Just need some Zen? Explore Livecams has got you covered!

Link: https://explore.org/livecams

Smithsonian’s National Zoo – LiveCams

Lions, and cheetahs, and bears, oh my! – The Smithsonian National Zoo has a handful of LiveCams for your viewing pleasure!

Link: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

Goat Milk Stuff & Beekman Farm – LiveCams

Is there anything cuter than baby goats?! Watch these little cuties sleep, eat, and play on Goat Milk Stuff & Beekman Farms webcams!

Link 1: https://goatmilkstuff.com/pages/goat-cam-livestreams

Link 2: https://beekman1802.com/pages/the-goats

EarthCam – LiveCams

The EarthCam website offers an array of creatures to watch including Giraffes, Meerkats, Wolves, Sea Otters and more! (They also have cams that highlight Iconic Landmarks, Lake Life, Ocean and Sea Life, and more)

Link: https://www.earthcam.com/events/animalcams/



Don’t forget to actually get outside! – Take a hike, go for a bike ride, walk around your neighborhood, or even just hang-out in your back yard! Spending time outdoors, even as little as 15 minutes a day, is an excellent way to take care of your mental and physical health!


The American Hiking Society has a few guidelines for safe outdoor use:

-Follow whatever the local government guidelines, such as social distancing, are (every city is under different restrictions right now).

-If possible, stay within close enough distance of your home that you can avoid stopping for gas, snacks, restroom breaks, etc., none of which allow for social distancing.

-Do not carpool with friends or family who are not members of your household.

-Avoid parks or trails that have become crowded, even if the area is officially open.  If the parking lot is crowded, there are already too many people there. Turn around and find another location or go home.

Bass Falls Preserve: https://www.alna.maine.gov/bass-falls-preserve-trail

Curtis Homestead Conservation Area: https://www.tklt.org/curtis

Happy Farm Trail: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/preserve/sheepscot-valley/happy-farm-trail-whitefield-trails-committee/

Hidden Valley Nature Center: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/preserve/hidden-valley-nature-center/

The Kennebec Rail Trail: https://www.krrt.org/

Papermill Trail/Miller Park: https://www.traillink.com/trail/papermill-trail/

Salt Bay Heritage Trail: https://www.coastalrivers.org/trail/salt-bay-heritage-trail/

Smithfield Plantation: https://www.historicsmithfield.org/

Stetser Preserve: https://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/stetser-preserve-trail

Trout Brook Preserve: https://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/trout-brook-preserve-trails

Webber-Rogers Farmstead Conservation Area: https://www.tklt.org/webberrogers

Whitefield Salmon Preserve: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/preserve/sheepscot-valley/whitefield-salmon-preserve/

Maine Trail Finder

The Maine Trail Finder website is a great resource for finding hiking/biking/walking trails in Maine.  The site enables you to search by activity, difficulty, distance, area, and status.

Visit their site here: https://www.mainetrailfinder.com/


Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a GPS or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the state.  Geocaching is fun activity for the entire family, a good excuse to get out outdoors and enjoy some fresh air and exercise!

Join the world’s largest treasure hunt:  https://www.geocaching.com/play

Venture Outdoors: Youth Explorer Button Series

This series is great for families who want to feel more comfortable getting outside! The Button Series is comprised of 8 different activities designed for youth ages 5-11. Complete each component in the series to earn a button. Complete all activities to earn a Venture Outdoors special prize.

Join the adventure here: https://www.ventureoutdoors.org/virtual-outdoor-experiences/youth-explorer-button-series/


Venture Outdoors: Adult Adventure Learning Series

This series is great for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable getting outside! They provide information to help you learn and engage in a variety of outdoor experiences that can be done both in and outdoors. Categories include: Knot Tying, Trail Basics, Tree Identification, and more

Join the adventure: https://www.ventureoutdoors.org/virtual-outdoor-experiences/adult-adventurer-learning-series/

Right now the American Hiking Society is holding a weekly photo contest (prizes vary) to encourage each other to share our photos of our little outdoor escapes whether it be a hike, a walk around your neighborhood, or just playing in your own backyard, any outdoor activity counts!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanHiking/

Quarantine Bingo

The Washington Post has created both indoor and outdoor Bingo cards to keep you busy during quarantine!

Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2020/05/01/getting-antsy-try-quarantine-bingo/

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Crackle is a free to use video entertainment network featuring full-length movies, TV shows, and original programming. Crackle is available on Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, video game consoles, or online at: www.crackle.com


Filmrise offers a great selection of movie and TV entertainment. Enjoy hit shots, popular movies, riveting documentaries, kids shows, world cinema and more. Pluto is available on Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, YouTube, video game consoles, or online at: www.filmrise.com


HappyKids.tv provides safe entertainment for children ages 1-10. Kids can watch non-stop rhymes, music, popular shows, stories, and movies. HappyKids.tv is available on: Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, video game consoles or online at: https://happykids.tv/


Hoopla is a web and mobile library media streaming platform for TV, movies, music, magazines, audio books, comics, and e-book. Hoopla allows Gardiner Public Library patrons to download or stream media content. Hoopla is available on Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, video game consoles, or online at: https://www.hoopladigital.com/


PBS Kids features more than 1,000 videos from over a dozen top PBS KID TV series, including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Dinosaur, Train, Sesame Street and more! PBS KIDS is available on: Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, video game consoles or online at: https://pbskids.org/

(The also website offers Apps, Albums, E-books, and more.)

Pluto TV

Pluto TV offers 250+ live TV channels & 1000s of movies on-demand. Enjoy news, sports, lifestyle, reality shows, movies, documentaries, and much more. Pluto is available on Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, video game consoles, or online at: www.pluto.tv


Tubi is a free to use video entertainment network featuring the largest free library of popular movies and TV Shows. Tubi is available on: Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, video game consoles or online at: www.tubitv.com



batteryPOP features the best fun, kid safe educational videos for math, science, health, animals, reading, computers, and more! batteryPOP is available on: Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, or online at: https://www.batterypop.com

The British Museum – Virtual Tour (https://www.britishmuseum.org/)

The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence. Visit their touring page here: https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – Daily Videos (http://cincinnatizoo.org/)

The mission and vision of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is dedicated to creating adventure, conveying knowledge, conserving nature, and serving the community. The Zoo is currently holding daily Home Safaris on their Facebook page. Visit their page here: https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/

Georgia Aquarium – Animal Cams (https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/)

The Georgia Aquarium is a public aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Georgia Aquarium is home to hundreds of species. The aquarium currently has webcams set up in 9 different animal areas including Beluga Whales, Sea Otters, Penguins, and more! Visit their cams here: https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/

The Houston Zoo – Animal Cams (https://www.houstonzoo.org/)

The Houston Zoo is a 55-acre zoological park located within Hermann Park in Houston, Texas. The Zoo prides itself on connecting communities with animals to inspire action to save wildlife. The zoo currently has webcams set up in 6 different animal areas including chimps, giraffes, elephants, and more! Visit their cams here: https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/ or visit their Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/houstonzoo/

The Louvre – Virtual Tour (https://www.louvre.fr/en)

The Louvre, or the Louvre Museum, is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. The museum currently has virtual tours of 4 famous exhibits. Visit their touring page here: www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Virtual Tour (https://www.metmuseum.org/)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially “the Met”, is the largest art museum in the United States. “Viewers can experience the magic of standing in an empty gallery after-hours, witnessing a bustling space in time-lapse, or floating high above The Met Cloisters for a bird’s-eye view.” Visit their touring page here: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project

The Museum of Modern Art – Virtual Tour (https://www.moma.org/)

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Manhattan, New York City. Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. Visit their touring page here: https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/sophie-taeuber-arp/swKioHNhYqZoLw?hl=en

NASA – Virtual Tour (https://www.nasa.gov/)

NASA Glenn Research Center (https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/home/index.html) is a NASA center, located in Cleveland, Ohio. The center designs game-changing technology for spaceflight that enables further exploration of the universe. Visit their touring page here: https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours

Langley Research Center (https://www.nasa.gov/langley) located in Hampton, Virginia is the oldest of NASA’s field centers. NASA’s Langley Research Center is working to make revolutionary improvements in aviation, conducting comprehensive studies of Earth’s atmosphere, and developing concepts and technologies needed for the journey to the Moon, Mars and solar system. Visit their touring page here: https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/

The San Diego Zoo – Animal Cams (https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/)

The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, is a non-profit wildlife sanctuary which is home to over 3,700 rare and endangered animals from over 650 species and subspecies, and over 700,000 exotic plants. The zoo currently has webcams set up in 11 different animal areas including tigers, polar bears, pandas, and more! Visit their cams here: https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos

The Shedd Aquarium – Daily Videos (https://www.sheddaquarium.org/)

Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, The aquarium is currently holding daily animal videos on their Facebook page. Visit today to experience unbelievable animals from around the globe, including sea otters, dolphins, penguins and more! Visit their page here: https://www.facebook.com/sheddaquarium/

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tour (https://naturalhistory.si.edu/)

The National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. – The Smithsonian has created a room-by-room 360-degree view of the entire museum. Visit their touring page here: https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/

The Smithsonian – Streaming App

The Smithsonian also offers streaming videos. Stream free award-winning entertainment from Smithsonian Channel and explore worlds of history, mystery, science, and pop culture. The Smithsonian streaming app is available on Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, video game consoles, or online at: https://watch.smithsonianchannel.com/

Scholastic – Daily Projects

Children’s book publishers Scholastic has launched Learn at Home, a website offering daily enrichment projects for kids stuck at home, sorted by grade level. Some of the lessons for younger kids use Scholastic’s BookFlix service, but Scholastic has created a generic login and password (username: Learning20, password: Clifford) to unlock access. Visit this website at: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Ted Talks – Streaming App

Ted Talks streaming allows users to browse more than 2,000 Ted Talks from remarkable people, by topic, and mood, from tech and science, to the surprises of your own psychology. The Ted Talks streaming app is available on Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, video game consoles, or online at: https://www.ted.com/

The Vatican Museums – Virtual Tour (http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en.html)

The Vatican Museums are the public art and sculpture museums in the Vatican City – Rome, Italy. The museum currently has 7 site tours including Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Raphael’s Room, Visit their virtual tour here: http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.1.html

WeAreTeachers – Website

WeAreTeachers is a website that has tons of resources for learning at home. The website will point users in the direction of fun websites, games, app, and hands-on activities to assist and extend the distance learning for student’s K-5. Visit this website at: www.weareteachers.com/resources-learning-home   *The WeAreTeachers website also provides a great list of Children’s Authors doing online read-alouds & activities. You can view their list here: www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities


ABC News – Streaming App

The ABC News app offers coverage of the most important news stories of the day, breaking news, live streams, and clips covering events at home and worldwide from Good Morning America, World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline, 20/20, and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. ABC News App is available on Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, video game consoles, or online at: https://abcnews.go.com/

CBSNews Live 24/7 – Streaming App

The CBS News app features CBSN, the 24/7 digital streaming news network from CBS News, as well as on demand video from CBS’s award-winning news programs such as CBS Evening News, CBS The Morning, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Sunday Morning, and Face the Nation. Find on Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, video game consoles, or online at: https://www.cbsnews.com/mobile/

Haystacktv – Streaming App

Watch 200+ Local and World News TV channels suchs as CBS Interactive, Newsy, C|Net, and more. The perfect channel or screensaver for those that like to be in the know! The NewsON app is available on Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, or online at: www.haystack.tv

NBCNews – Streaming App

Explore world-class video from NBC News and MSNBC. Get the latest clops about the most important news from shows such as Nightly News, TODAY, Meet the Press, Morning Joe, and The Rachel Maddow Show. The NBC App is available on Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, video game consoles and online at: https://apps.nbcnews.com/mobile/

NewsON – Streaming App

Watch live, local newscasts from 200+ local news stations for free. Live news, previous newscasts (up to 48 hours), or news clips from your favorite stations. The NewsON app is available on Roku, Amazon Devices, Google Play Store, Apple App Store, or online at: https://newson.us


Audible Stories

For as long as schools are closed, Audible is open. Kids (from little listeners to teens) everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet. Visit this website at: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen



The CloudLibrary is an easy-to-use digital lending service which hosts a collection of downloadable audiobooks and e-books supported by public, academic, and school libraries from around the state of Maine. The app is compatible with tablets, laptops, smart phones, Kobo eReaders, Nook Readers, Kindle Fires, and Desktops. The CloudLibrary App is available in Google Play Store, The Apple App Store, The Kindle App Store, or online at: https://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/


LibriVox is a group of worldwide volunteers who read and record public domain texts creating free public domain audiobooks for download from their website and other digital library hosting sites on the internet. Visit this website at: https://librivox.org/


ManyBooks was established in 2004 with the vision to provide an extensive library of books in digital format for free on the Internet. Their library currently has 50,000+ ebooks in genres such as: Romance, Mystery & Thriller, Classic, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Biography, and many more! New books are uploaded daily! (ManyBooks has also become a platform where self-publishing authors have the opportunity to introduce their work to our community) Visit this website at: www.manybooks.net/

Open Library

Open Library is an online project (of Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization) intended to create “one web page for every book ever published”. Open Library currently provides online access to 1.7 million public domain books public domain and out-of-print books in PDF, ePub, Daisy, DjVu and ASCII text. Visit this website at: www.openlibrary.org/

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks”. Users can borrow from a library of over 60,000 ebooks (mostly older literary works), and either download them or read them straight from the website. https://www.gutenberg.org/

Storyline Online

Storyline Online is a free literacy resource for home use. Storyline Online, streams imaginatively produced videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. For each book, supplemental curriculum developed by a literacy specialist is provided, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners worldwide. You can access Storyline Online via their YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/StorylineOnline or Website: www.storylineonline.net