AGUA HEDIONDA LAGOON FOUNDATION / COVID-19 Community Nature Collection
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
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
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
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 realize many are hard hit with Covid-19 closures too; and 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.
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. Remember, we’re all in this together.
We would like to thank the community for their support during this turbulent time. If you are in the position to help, we are accepting donations to support our animal care needs during the closure. 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, and on behalf of our extended family, please let us know if we can help you in any way.