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Even though some places are closed, explore the world through a virtual field trip.

What You Need:

Laptop/tablet/smartphone with internet access

What To Do:


  1. Arrange a virtual field trip day with your child by choosing a place that the child would be interested in. Many zoos, aquariums, national parks have live web cameras that stream their location. Some local sites include: Maui Ocean Center, Honolulu Aquarium Hawaiian Monk Seal Habitat, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, and Poipu Beach.

  2. Once you chose a place, talk to the child about what she will see. For example, if viewing a beach, talk about the sand and water, or what she’s done at a beach.

  3. Access the live camera streams by doing an internet search of the place. A live web camera video feed will be displayed. Show it full screen so that the child can see it and view it for a few minutes.

  4. Extend the field trip by doing a hands-on activity. For example, if you just viewed the beach cam, have a small tub of sand with buckets and shovels that she can use to make a sand castle. You can also have books available to read about the beach to make the experience even more special for the child.