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Aquarium of the Pacific –  Aquarium Online Academy (Enjoy live and on-demand virtual educational offerings)

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation – Agua Apprentices Program 

Andreas Notebook – 25 Outdoor Science Experiments for Kids 

Audubon  - Activities for Kids

Bald Eagles - Hailey, Bald Eagle Characteristics and Resources

Birch Aquarium – Kelp Cam Live Facebook Events 

Bronx Zoo – Virtual Zoo

California Academy of the Sciences –  Academy at Home, Inspiration is Open. (STEM activities, science-centric games, DIY projects and live animal webcams)

California Coastal Commission - Fun, web-based coastal activities for all ages

California Native Plant Society - California Native Plant Week Learning Opportunities 

Captain Planet Foundation - More Resources for Learning at Home

Composting for Kids - Guide for Spring/Summer 2020

The Cornell Lab Bird Academy – Curated Collection of Bird Videos

Ducksters – History, Biography, Geography, Science, and Games

The Ecology School - Ecology Podcast & Blog

Environmental Nature Center – Learn from Home 

Generation Genius – Science Videos & Lessons for grades K-8

HUBBS Seaworld Research Institute - Talk Tuesdays on Facebook & Youtube 

I Love a Clean San Diego – Waste Audit 

Manatee Lagoon - Virtual Learning

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Virtual Reality Tours to learn about the water system and more 

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Live Web Cams of Exhibits 

Ms. Smarty Plants – Media Videos

NASA – STEM lesson for students K – 4 @ Home 

The Nature Collective – Guide to Flowering Plants 

National Parks Service – Online activity guides to becoming a Junior Ranger

New England Aquarium –  Virtual Visits with the exhibits and behind the scenes look at how an aquarium runs

San Diego Natural History Museum – Virtual tour of Coast to Cactus exhibit and Living Lab

San Diego Zoo – Live Web Cams 

San Diego Zoo Kids – Family-friendly website with videos and information about animals, fun stories, hands-on activities, and games.

Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute – Neighborhood Nest-Watch 

Torrey Pines Association - Virtual Hikes and More 


Beyond Nature

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce - Resources & Responses to COVID-19 

Carlsbad Magazine - Special Covid-19 Issue

GoJu Karate Center - Storytime & Stretch Via Facebook Live

Kids for Peace - Tips, Ideas and Activities for Children & Families during Covid-19

Community Nature Collection

We are known for our nature education and hands-on learning. And we are proud to tell you we have online learning for you right here. We want to assist through the healing power of nature.

We have compiled a list of nature and environmental collections across the community and beyond, to help you feel connected and provide valuable resources during this virtual time.

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These resources come from neighboring nature centers, climate educators, world renowned institutions, STEM learning sites, and many other classifications. Whether they offer the opportunity to virtually “travel” to an exhibit, or create a recycled craft, our hope is that we can bring nature into your daily lives and lessons by providing this accumulated source.

We would like to thank the community for their support. If you are in the position to help, we are accepting donations to support our animal care needs. Alternatively, you can purchase a membership which will support our current operating costs while providing you unlimited admission and member benefits for an entire year. From all of us at Agua, we thank you for your support.

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