Awesome LIVE Animal cams from all over the world!

A couple things to keep in mind before you start these awesome, at home, Adventures!

First, most of these streams run using Adobe Flash, this means they may not stream easily on mobile devices!
Second, be aware of time differences! I used this as an opportunity to teach my son about time zones! We found each country on the world map, saw how far away it was, and then counted time zones!
Finally, animals can be unpredictable so if nothing is really happening your first go round at viewing the cameras, be sure to check back in later! Here we gooooo….

CHINA: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding!

Chengdu is the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province. Chengdu’s history dates back to at least the 4th century B.C., when it served as capital for the Shu Kingdom. Artifacts from that dynasty are the focus of the Jinsha Site Museum. The city is also home to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation center where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in a natural habitat.

**The Chengdu Research base also has a website scientific research, conservation education, and educational tourism.

Print or read (2nd-4th) “Let’s Go to China!”

That’s just a sneak peak….Adventure Exclusive with reefs, elephants, and more beyond this point….

Read (Not Grade Specific): All About China – Real Pictures, History and Chinese New Year

Build (elementary) Giant Panda Lapbook

Build (Not grade specific) CHINA Lapbook

TheSan Diego Zoo ALSO has a Panda Cam!

Watch: Peabody’s Improbable History – Wall of China

Play (middle/ high school) Which Emperor Are You? | The Story of China

Play (middle/high school) Know Your Dynasties | The Story of China

Bundle: CHINA- The HomeSchool Mom

Bundle: China Lesson Plans, Games, Activities

Resources: China

Australia: The Nature Conservancy in Australia

The Nature Conservancy in Australia “is solving the challenges facing nature. To solve big problems we need big thinking. Our work in Australia addresses the big conversation challenges, like climate change and the almost total loss of shellfish reefs from our southern shorelines, with innovative solutions.” They have an animal cam of above AND below the water…but the below is my favorite! Check them out!

The Nature Conservatory Australia: The world’s largest conservation organisation working around the globe to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

LAPBOOKS:

Australia Country

Marsupials

Coral Reef

Read: Wombat Stew

Unit Study, Lapbook: Wombat Stew

Australian Animals Kindergarten Kit

Play (middle/high school): Coral Reef Connections

Watch: Australia The First 4 Billion Years (4 part documentary): The Awakening, Life Explodes, Monsters, & Strange creatures

Watch: Kratts Creatures: Kratts Creatures 35 – Koalas & Wombats

Print: Australia – Information posters

3D mapping activity – Australia

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL DOT PAINTING FOR KIDS AND ART RESOURCES

Australian Aboriginal Boomerang Craft

Resources: Australia

***AFRICA: Mpala LIVE

The Mpala Live Field Guide is a great companion to your viewing!

STORIES FROM THE BUSH: Mpala Live! brings you a collection of documentaries produced at the Mpala Research Centre and featuring its stewards of African wildlife. Coming soon: Live chats with scientists who work in this living laboratory of discovery and hope. (Be sureto click on LIBRARY to see ALL the stories!

Interactive Timeline (middle and high school): Gorongosa Timeline | HHMI BioInteractive

Interactive Survey Methods (Middle and high school): African Elephants 

Read: Fatuma’s New Cloth

Unit study: Fatuma’s New Cloth

CONNECTIONS AFRICA: Lapbooks, Library lists, Country Shutterfold Maps , African Animal Cards, Flag Simple Fold Mini Books, and more

Watch: Wild Kratts – Top African Wildlife

Watch: Wild Kratts – The Most Deadly Animals in Africa 

Read: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears:  A West African Tale

Unit Study: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears:  A West African Tale

Make: Adinkra Stamps

Africa (grades K-2nd) An interactive overview of a study of Africa.

Powerpoint presentation (grades K-12th) on the Continent of Africa

Timeline by continent (6th-12th) Africa

Make: Recycling paper: African beads made ​​of paper …!

Make: African Spirit Drum Craft 

Make: Shekere

Virtual Field Trip: Deserts and Grasslands of Africa

Resources: Africa

Brazil:  LIVE RAINFOREST BIRD & CRITTER 

“This Feeder Cam is located at Canopy Eco Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama. Sitting at just over 2,000 ft above sea level in the low mountains of Cerro Gaital. There is a small stream called Rio Guayabo that runs past the feeders in the background. The feeding table you are seeing is about 40 feet from the main lodge. Over 360 bird species have been viewed on this live cam. To see a listing of the different bird species that have visited check out this very informative page. For more information about this camera please visit allaboutbirds.com”

Lapbook: Brazil

Read: Children Just Like Me includes the story of Celina–a child living in Brazil.

Read: The Great Kapok Tree

Lapbook: The Great Kapok Tree

Unit Study: Chocolate

Virtual Field trip: Amazon Rain Forest

Watch: KAIA Kids Around the World – The Music of Brazil

Worksheet (5th-8th): Brazil Worksheet

Add on to Unit (1st-6th): Indigenous People of Brazil

Reading Comprehension (3rd-6th): Brazil

Powerpoint: Geography, Culture and People of Brazil

Soccer Unit and Lapbook

Read: The Umbrella

Unit study: The Umbrella

Watch: National Geographic – Inside Rio Carnaval (2007)

Worksheets (3rd-6th): Celebrate Brazil’s Carnival!

Virtual field trips: Wild Biomes: From America’s Rainforest to America’s Desert

Ireland: Dublin Zoo, Wolves

Catch a glimpse of the wolves at Dublin Zoo getting fed, a wolf feed usually takes place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the morning time.

Watch: The history of the wolf 1/3 UK and Ireland (help save the wolf!) 

Read article: Howling Against the moon, the last wolves of Ireland

Worksheets (3rd-5th): A Historical Overview of Ireland

Worksheets (3rd-6th): All-Ireland Final Resource Pack freebie 

Powerpoint (1st-8th): Ireland

Resources: Ireland

Make:  Celtic Knot

Watch: The hidden life of wolves

Watch: Ireland – Travel The World With Your Kids

Read: Irish fun facts for kids

Bake: Celtic knot cookies

Grand Cayman Islands: Reefs at Ocean Frontiers 

The reef cam is located less than 1km from Ocean Frontiers dive boat dock, inside our protected lagoon. The reef cam video is only visible during daylight hours as this is a true live feed.

Read: Nims Island

Unit Study: Nims Island

Watch: Little Cayman Island 1970 documentary

Watch: Cayman Islands – wildlife and heritage

Watch: History of the Caribbean Parts 1,2,3: History | Music | Geography

Resource: Ocean acidification

Unit Study: Beach

Galápagos Islands: Isla Santa Cruz

Live camView of the Galápagos giant tortoises from Semilla Verde Hotel in Isla Santa Cruz

Worksheets: Galápagos Tortoise – 15 Resources – Leveled Reading, Slides & Activities

Watch: Wild Kratts s04e19 Animals who-live to be 100

Watch: The Galapagos Islands HD

Do: Hands On to Understand Ocean Currents & Their Effect On The Galapagos Islands

Mini Book: Galapagos Islands

Coloring page: Tortoise 

Worksheets (3rd-5th): The Terrific Tortoise Habitat – an open-ended Math Project

Craft: Quick & Easy Tortoise / Turtle Craft

Coloring page: Wild Animals

Activities: Animals, Adaptation, and the Galápagos Islands: A Science Explorations Activity

Resourse: Galapagos education

Spain: Urdaibai, Bird Center

Urdaibai Bird Center is a great living museum of the nature, open to the public for enjoying with the world of birds and their migrations. The equipment itself is a unique observatory of the marshland and is located on the heart of Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve.

Birds of the wetlands of Urdaibai

Lapbook: Spain

Game: Spain File Folder Game

Read: Story of Ferdinand

Unit study: Story of Ferdinand

Watch: Disneys Story of Ferdinand

MIni Book (1st-5th): Make a Fun Facts / Activity Book about Spain – Castilian Spanish

Cultural Activity (9th-12th): Breakfast in Spain – Desayuno en España

Power Point: An introduction to Spain-short-Kinder

craft: Flamenco Dancer Clothespin Doll

To Do: Exploring Spain 2 with Food, Crafts, Music and Dance

Worksheet: Paper Dolls Around the World: Europe IX

Activity: Homemade Castanets

Activity: 10 Pablo Picasso Projects for Kids

Resources about Spain

Africa: Olifants River

Enkoveni Camp On The Olifants River – This magnificently appointed lodge is set on the banks of what is arguably the mightiest of all Kruger Park Rivers, the magnificent, perennial Olifants. Frequent visitors are Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, a variety of other wild animals and many bird species. Enkoveni Camp has unparalleled access to a riverine environment.

 (See Other Africa live feed)

Bali:  Elephant Cam

EarthCam and Bali Adventure Tours have teamed up to deliver amazing live views of the Elephant Safari Park & Lodge, Bali’s only dedicated Elephant rescue park located in the village of Taro, near Ubud.

Indonesia Lesson Plans, Games, Activities

Read: Nico’s Octopus

Unit Study: Nicos Octopus

BAHASA INDONESIA – SELAMAT DATANG – Welcome Sign

Education Development (12th) of Nation Culture and Character in Indonesia

Music: Vitubeid Download Dangdut Koplo Terbaru

Worksheets (4th-6th) A trip to Bali

Documentary National Geographic 100 Years Vol 015 Bali, Masterpiece of the Gods 

Indonesia: Balinese Gamelan Orchestra | Music Arts Toolkit

Connection: Asia

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada: Polar Bears and Northern Lights   

Wapusk National Park in Canada protects one of the world’s largest concentrations of polar bear maternity dens (where female bears give birth). Tune in during the months of October and November, when polar bears congregate here at Cape Churchill waiting for the sea ice to form. The bears depend on the sea ice as a platform from which to hunt ringed seals, their main food source.

Lapbook: Canada

Read: Three Snow Bears

Unit Study: Three Snow Bears

Unit Study (K-2nd): Polar Bears

Printable (K-2nd)   The “Bear” Facts About Polar Bears

Power Point Wonders of the Night

The Northern and Southern Lights – Reading Article – Grades 5-7

Close Reading (3rd-5th) – Settlement Patterns in Canada FREEBIE

Folk Songs (3rd-5th)  from Canada {Freebie}

Interactive (6th-12th) Arctic Atlas

Interactive (2nd-8th) Igloo 101

Watch: What causes Northern Lights

Watch: Wild Kratts

Resources:Canada

I will continue to add to these resources over time! I hope you enjoy these! Be sure to explore the site where the cams are too as there is a TON of great information and links there as well! Happy virtual travels!

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