While we may not be able to get out and explore as much as we’d like to this year, thanks to online resources, we can transport ourselves just about anywhere from our living room couch. Take a museum tour of the Guggenheim or enroll in a marine biology course in the Maldives. The possibilities are truly endless.
Check out what the baboons are up to on the live cam and download activity pages through the San Diego Zoo site.
Check out the parks main attractions like waterfalls and hot springs without traffic and pit stops.
If you watched the recent space X launched and dreamed of being on board, this tour recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover is for you.
No crowds on this tour! Just amazing views of the Great Wall and the surrounding mountains.
Follow the trail’s landscape in 3-D. Track your miles and learn about landmarks along the way.
Pick a park and check out the wildlife, listen to the rustling of the wind and even jump on an informative tour with a park ranger through the National Park Services’s site.
Sit back and relax as chimps roam, pandas play and sea otters swim!
Join a team of marine biologists through this virtual tutorial. Six Senses’ Junior Marine Biology Course which includes at-home worksheets, assignments, coloring projects, and more.
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Many Universities are also offering free online classes. For example:
Duke University has free classes available for audit through Coursera.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hosts its online courses on OpenCourseWare
Harvard University and University of California, Berkeley offer free online classes on edX
Elise began her career as a Writer/Anchor/Reporter at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, GA. She also served as Supervising Producer at E! Networks and most recently, has been busy freelance producing and writing for numerous magazines and blogs.