> Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day for his "Lunch Doodle." Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo's studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles!
New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1 p.m. (ET) and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.
>Paris museums are putting their art on display via the web right here:
>Check out these virtual field trips:
>After the Cincinnati Zoo announced its closure, it introduced a new Facebook Live "Home Safari" show, airing every weekday at 3 p.m. (ET). Each episode will feature a different animal and an accompanying educational kids activity that can be done from home.
>Explore.org Live Nature Cams
Explore.org, the world's largest live nature cam network, provides a large array of live streams to choose from, including a penguin beach in California, a sea lion beach in British Columbia, an elephant park in South Africa and dozens more. They even offer live streams of newborn puppies and rescued kittens, providing hours of adorable entertainment.
> The Smithsonian National Zoo
The Smithsonian National Zoo hosts a 24-hour live view of giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang.
> Houston Zoo
In addition to ongoing live streams on its website, the Houston Zoo is offering daily live check-ins with different animals on its Facebook page. https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/
> Wild Earth
Wild Earth hosts twice-daily safari live streams from South Africa during sunrise and sunset. https://m.twitch.tv/wildearth/profile
> The Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta also has a number of 24-hour live steams on its jellyfish, beluga whales, piranhas and more. https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/african-penguin-cam/
> The National Aquarium
The National Aquarium in Baltimore offers three live streams every day: Blacktip Reef, Pacific Coral Reef, and Jellies Invasion. https://www.aqua.org/Experience/live
> The Louvre
The Louvre is not only one of the world's largest art museums, but it's also one of Paris's most iconic historic monuments. The museum offers free online tours of some of its most important and popular exhibits, such as its Egyptian Antiquities and works from Michelangelo. You can take a 360-degree look at the museum, and click around the rare artifacts to get additional information on their histories. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs
> Solomon G. Guggenheim Museum
The museum makes some of its collections and exhibits available online for people who want to get a taste of what the museum has to offer, including works from Franz Marc, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, and Jeff Koons. https://www.guggenheim.org/collection-online
NASA offers free virtual tours of the Langley Research Center in Virginia, as well as of Ohio's Glenn Research Center. The Space Center Houston also has an app that provides virtual tours, augmented reality experiences, and videos and audio stories about space exploration.
>National Women' s History Museum
The mission statement of the National Women's History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, is to educate, inspire, empower, and shape the future "by integrating women's distinctive history and culture in the United States." Part of that mission is delivered through well- curated online exhibits and oral histories.
> The Google Art Project
To help its users discover and view important artworks online in high resolution and detail, Google partnered with more than 1200 cultural institutions from around the world to archive and document priceless pieces of art and to provide virtual tours of museums using Google Street View technology. The Google Art Project features fine art from the White House, the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar, and even São Paulo street art from Brazil. https://artsandculture.google.com/partnners
> To lift your spirit
StoryCorps' mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. https://storycorps.org/
-- Compiled by Ruth Ries
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