Editor’s note: The second in a series on learning resources provided by local cultural organizations.
- Museum, library seek stories of pandemic for future generations
- Area organizations offer educational projects, learning activities to teachers, students
Although the physical zoo is temporarily closed, students can still “visit” through Zoo Insider, a virtual learning experience of so much the zoo has to offer. Such as:
Nature is amazing!
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In this Zoo Insider we are back with Tahlia talking about journaling and exploring nature from the ground. Our first journaling Zoo Insider found Tahlia up in a tree. This time she talks about journaling and exploring from a ground perspective. From unique insects and fungi under a tree stump to a feather in a tree, you never know what discoveries await you when exploring nature. Learn more about observation and perspective (and nature of course!) by watching this Zoo Insider.
Red panda visit
In this Zoo Insider, we are visiting the red pandas Wyatt and Wasabi. Just like you, the red pandas prefer to rest for much of the day, but we have compiled some of their funny video highlights from the last year for you to enjoy.
Do you love Red Pandas? Become a Red Panda Ranger by visiting the Red Panda Network – and “climb” the mountain levels outlined on the Ranger Program form. It’s free, educational, and FUN!
The zoo supported the Red Panda Network with funding to help with reforestation of 10+ acres of red panda habitat and helping prevent forest loss.
Cool, not creepy!!!
In this Zoo Insider we meet some of the newest residents at John Ball Zoo, the Giant Cave Cockroaches! These cool, not creepy insects originate from South America and help our ecosystem.
Virtual Discovery Kits
- To help augment lessons and keep kids learning and engaged with content, the GRPM is creating new digital content on a routine basis during this time. The Museum will be highlighting unique historical artifacts and scientific specimens that provide concrete connections and examples of topics at local, national and global levels. Explore with Virtual Discovery Kits today. Here’s how!
- All ages
- Science, Social Studies, History, Culture, Creative Arts
Create Your Own GRPM Collection
- The GRPM’s Collection of more than 250,000 artifacts and specimens can be explored online for free, anywhere, anytime. Create your own login on the website and begin to curate your own collections and digital exhibits. Make your collection public when curating to share with the community. Here’s how!
- All ages
- Science, Social Studies, History, Culture, Creative Arts, Language Arts