Happy Friday, world traveler!
As part of our Field Trip Friday series, we will be sharing our favorite virtual field trips so that you can learn all over the world – from anywhere in the world. Today we are taking a trip to the beautiful and vibrant city of Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta Alliance Theater Play & Activity for Kids
The Alliance Theater has the full production of the interactive kids’ play “In My Granny’s Garden” on their site. The play and story follows a little boy’s curiosity as he looks through his grandma’s fresh garden. He is fascinated with gardening, and sees green thumb as a superpower. The Alliance Theater also shares an activity guide that includes storytime with the authors themselves, Pearl Cleage and Zaron Burnett Jr.
GA Aquarium Webcams
The Georgia Aquarium has several live webcams with a wide range of wildlife in their habitats. You can relax while watching the Beluga Whale and Jellyfish cams or catch some exciting moments on their Gator or African Penguin cams!
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta has an array of virtual programming and activities that are a fun way to engage kids over the summer break. One of their Outreach Educators, Robert Fuson, created a Sensory Storytime series with children on the spectrum in mind. He wrote and included soothing background music to help children focus on the story without outside distractions.
Zoo Atlanta has a range of educational at-home activities on a Learn at Home part of their website. They share animal stories and even have an augmented reality app where you can track wildlife that you spot in your home. If you’re just looking for some entertainment, you can always just check in with their adorable pandas on the Panda Cam.
Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center has always provided educational resources for family-guided learning. Now it also has a variety of online exhibitions where families can virtually explore artifacts and learn about some of our history all in one place. The cycling online exhibitions could be decades or even centuries apart, and it’s all easily right at our fingertips. As they say, the rest is history.
That’s it for today’s field trip! Don’t miss out on our next field trip, where we will take our virtual travels straight to Houston, Texas.