The SARS-CoV-2 outbreak has changed our day to day lives but families can still discover all Atlanta has to offer.
The CDC wants everyone to social distance themselves and not gather in groups over 10 people. We’ve compiled a list of online resources from Georgia locations to help you during this time of self quarantining. We will be adding to it as new programs are released and we find them for you.
Please keep in mind that these businesses are offering this programming free of charge. If you enjoy it and visit often please consider donating to the organization since they are not collecting ticket sales. This ensures they stay open long after the COVID-19 social distancing ends.
Take a Hike!
Georgia State Parks remain open!
– Get outside and just stay 6 feet away from other hikers. They have implemented a self-check-in for some locations and limited the number of people that can enter some of the historic sites. Read updates here.
Print out this Nature Scavenger Hunt for the kids!
Virtual Animal Encounters
In addition to nine exhibit webcams, its offering families and fans multiple online resources to use:
- Field Guide – Exploration and active learning through background information and guided learning questions.
- Deep Sea Learning on YouTube – The Education Department at Georgia Aquarium has put together engaging and informative guided educational videos for students, teachers, parents, and more to use and share. The videos can be found on our YouTube channel.
- STEAM Forward – The video series highlights the variety of STEAM careers within our organization, featuring behind-the-scenes experts and corresponding curricular material.
- Lesson Plans – Plans and guides for grades K-12.
- Web Resources – A listing of federal, state and nonprofit organizations with information, lesson plans and activities related to aquatic subjects.
- Donate here
North Georgia Zoo
The zoo is offering a virtual zoo experience. On March 19th, they began hosting Wildlife Wonders at 1:00p, Mondays-Fridays via Facebook LIVE. Educational Program Presenters offer an up-close look at some of the zoo’s most interesting animals, and followers can learn all about them – where they live, what they eat, funny behaviors, and more.
For those who want to see a favorite animal featured, the zoo is asking that followers leave a comment and so they can spotlight requests in upcoming days. They want to feature the animals that followers most want to see!
These segments are FREE. The zoo will also feature a link for donations where all proceeds will go towards the feeding and care of the animals during the coronavirus economic downturn.
Where to go for the Wildlife Wonders
Virtual Field Trips
The ever so popular Dekalb-area museums, Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the Michael C. Carlos Museum have put together virtual experiences and continuing education opportunities PERFECT for moms who could use another fun and free resource to utilize while homeschooling, history buffs itching for a virtual escape, and kids who could use a break from their day-to-day material.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fernbank may be closed, but that won’t stop our mission to ignite a passion for science, nature and human culture through exploration and discovery. We invite you to #MuseumAtHome with us!
We’ve already posted some of our favorite digital content, and we’ll update this page weekly with new ways to “Carlos from Home.”
College Football Hall of Fame
They are holding virtual tours of the museum and even pulling our artifacts to give viewers a closer look on its Facebook page.
Online Performances and Yoga Classes
The Center for Puppetry Arts is holding at Home programming. Workshops, Museum Tours & Puppet Shows — All FREE from Your Own Home! Donate here.
The Crimson Moon will be offering FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:
Dahlonega is known for its music scene and the area’s most intimate venue, The Crimson Moon, is setting up concerts scheduled currently through the middle of April as ‘Live-Stream’ events, either from the venue’s stage via a video – or from artists’ own studios/homes where they take over the venue’s Facebook page for the time period of their performance. The first was Friday, March 20th, with Decatur’s own two time Grammy nominee, Michelle Malone, a ‘triple threat’ folk rock/blues guitarist, songwriter and singer. Also, to help the artists out during this time, the venue is setting up ‘virtual tip jars’ for the viewers to send financial support.
Streamed Concerts from The Velvet Note in Alpharetta
In a nondescript strip mall on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia sits one of the most highly rated jazz clubs in the Southeastern US. Named one of the Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World by Downbeat Magazine for four consecutive years, The Velvet Note welcomes some of jazz’s most popular performers every year, along with up-and-comers and even local jazz lovers on open mic nights. The Velvet Note is updating their YouTube channel frequently with full concerts from the award-winning venue. They are also live streaming concerts on their Facebook page.
Canopy in the Roots is offering a FREE YOGA CLASS:
Soon they will offer a movie screening and live music downstairs in the “Roots” of the shop – In the “Listening Room”!!! https://www.facebook.com/canopyandtheroots