The Best Field Trips on the Internet (Part 1)
For most of us, Spring Break this year didn’t feel very Spring Break-y. For many of us, travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, venue closures, and school cancellations have made this year’s week off feel like anything but a holiday.
Fortunately, there are plenty of fun destinations to be found on the Internet for both kids and adults. From zoos to parks to aquariums, here are some recommendations for animal watching that don’t involve hours of travel, searching for clean bathrooms, or expensive snacks.
Animal Adventure Park, Harpursville, NY—giraffe cam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXy9SJpnCwI
Elmwood Park, Norristown, PA—more giraffes: https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/animal_cam/giraffe-cam/
Maymont Park, Richmond, VA—farm: https://maymont.org/animals/live-web-cams/farm-cam/
Maymont Park—otters: https://maymont.org/animals/live-web-cams/otter-cam/
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA—jellyfish: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/jelly-cam/
Monterey Bay Aquarium—sea otters: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/sea-otter-cam
Philadelphia, PA—penguins: https://philadelphiazoo.org/penguin-point-cam/
Pittsburgh, PA—more penguins: https://www.pittsburghzoo.org/penguin-webcam/
Pittsburgh, PA—cheetahs: https://www.pittsburghzoo.org/cheetah-webcam/
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights—without the usual chorus of “are we there yet,” or worrying about admission fees, parking, sunscreen, or tired feet.