(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Organizations throughout New Jersey are providing virtual learning opportunities for kids and families stuck inside during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These fantastic online-based experiences are intended to provide children with a safe, fun learning experience while maintaining appropriate social distance.
“Just because you have to stay home, does not mean you have to stop learning, or stop enjoying some of the incredible educational offerings throughout the state,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young. “We all need an outlet during this unusual period, especially our children who are eager to get outside and enjoy the spring weather. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about our environment and the many natural wonders of our ecosystem while following all the guidelines meant to keep your family safe.”
Below is a list of opportunities for children and families, as well as the organizations supplying them:
The Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE) features a Remote Learning EE Hub featuring lessons and activities for all ages: http://anjee.org/remote-ee-hub.html
The Cape May County Park and Zoo offers “Virtual Zoo School” that features tours of the zoo and daily challenges that kids can do at home: http://www.capemaycountynj.gov/1400/Virtual-Zoo-School
Duke Farms offers a Distance Learning Portal offering activities, lessons, and inspiration while at home: https://www.dukefarms.org/distancelearning?mc_cid=36899b52a5&mc_eid=8110db265b
The Raritan Headwaters Association’s Resource Hub offers lessons in nature, backyard “how to’s” & “let’s explore together” opportunities for all ages: https://www.raritanheadwaters.org/education/learningresources/
The North American Lake Management Society offers at-home activities for students and Lakes Appreciation student poster contest: