By Carol Tannenhauser
Are you finding yourself with a little extra time on your hands? Here’s a suggestion. We have within the neighborhood the leading natural history museum and educational institution in the world. Maybe you never found the time to go to the American Museum of Natural History, or maybe, like my brother, you went every Sunday and miss it like crazy. Either or neither way, you can access some wonderful material for the whole family to enjoy and learn from now, courtesy of Scott Rohan, manager of public relations for the museum. He sent WSR a list of resources, including games and activities, learning opportunities for all ages, and opportunities to visit virtually through the Museum’s YouTube channel. Here are the links:
The OLogy science website, where kids and families can find fun activities and games to learn about the natural world around them: https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology
Online curriculum collections for teachers, parents, and students on topics ranging from dinosaurs to river ecology: https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/curriculum-collections
The Museum’s Seminars on Science program offers online professional development programs for educators, the cost of which can include graduate credit.
Opportunities to visit virtually through the Museum’s YouTube channel, which features videos that take audiences into the institution’s world-class collections and into the field with researchers.
Over the next two weeks, the Museum’s Facebook page will also host previously recorded tours of the Museum’s halls and collections as Facebook Lives at 2 p.m. ET.
Audiences can also stay connected with the Museum on Facebook at facebook.com/naturalhistory, on Instagram at @AMNH, on Twitter at twitter.com/AMNH and on Tumblr at amnhnyc