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Online Educational Resources

We have compiled a list of educational online resources for children! These resources are from local Los Angeles sources and are listed alphabetically. Descriptions of each selection follow below and the direct links to their sites.

Online Resources

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Cabrillo Marine Aqurium
Recommended for Grades: 3 and above
The learning pages are grouped by topic and each have fun activities, arts and crafts, and learn-from-home lesson plans. Get to learn about the Rocky Shore, Salt March, Animals of the Sandy Beach, and more!More about Cabrillo Marine Aqurium
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California Science Center
Recommended for Grades: All ages
Continue children’s science learning with easy to follow daily activities. There’s a new theme for each week and a new activity each weekday! Themes include ‘Dive into our Ecosystems Gallery’ where kids can explore coral, melting ice, and engineer a tool to help feed an underwater critter.More about California Science Center
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Descanso Gardens
Recommended for Grades: All ages
Explore your yard or neighborhood and express yourself through coloring pages or poetry through their guided resources. You can even take virtual tours of Descanso Gardens!More about Descanso Gardens
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Discovery Cube’s Connect
Recommended for Grades: Pre Kindergarten-8
This resource of hands-on programs and activities connects children with the latest in educational STEM resources. Content is organized by subject matter and grade level. Create a free account to access content that’s added daily! More about Discovery Cube’s Connect
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Friends of Ballona Wetlands
Recommended for Grades: K-8
Share nature with your child whether from a window, yard or family walk around the block. The resources are segmented by grade range and include videos, posters, worksheets, coloring sheets, and activities. Learn about the tidal changes of the Ballona wetlands, its food chains and more!
More about Friends of Ballona Wetlands
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Friends of LA River (FOLAR)
Recommended for Grades: All ages
Friends of the LA River’s (or FoLAR) Source To Sea Watershed Education Programs offer a virtual version of their River Curriculum. FoLAR’s River Educators will join classrooms online to teach students about the LA River watershed and its ecology.
More about Friends of LA River (FOLAR)
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Heal the Bay
Recommended for Grades: 2 and above
This fun and colorful guidebook takes us through learning about various topics near and dear to LA Stormwater: water systems, litter prevention, connecting runoff and pollution, watersheds, conservation, and the actions we can take to help! Available in both English and Spanish.            More about Heal the Bay
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Kidspace Children’s Museum
Kidspace Children’s Museum
Recommended for Grades: All ages
Keep the learning going with Kidspace’s curated programming and resources developed to spark connection, creativity, laughter, and inspiration. Look out for their fantastic project on how to build your own rain cloud in a jar!More about Kidspace Children’s Museum
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Los Angeles Zoo
Recommended for Grades: 3 and above
Get up close to our local Zoo’s collection of animals! Meet their mob of meerkats and watch a baby elephant play in a pool. You’ll have a field trip guide to assist you on your virtual trip. Provided in the guide are discussion prompts, crafts, and post-visit resources.More about Los Angeles Zoo
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Natural History Museum
Recommended for Grades: All ages
Connect children to museum content and research right in your own backyard! They’ve compiled their most loved and frequently requested activities, lesson plans, “how to’s,” and educator resources. Lessons range from how to build your own bee hotel, conduct a backyard insect surve, to how to contribute to the Painted Lady Butterfly Migration Project. More about Natural History Museum
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Surfrider Foundation’s Los Angeles Chapter
Recommended for Grades: 6 and above
Understand how the water cycle has been altered over time, leaving us with a broken system that wastes water and energy, pollutes our natural waterways, harms critical marine life, and poorly deals with flooding and other water management problems. The film suggests solutions that integrate multiple economic and environmental benefits.More about Surfrider Foundation’s Los Angeles Chapter
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TreePeople
Recommended for Grades: All ages
TreePeople’s Learn@Home online workshops provide day-by-day activities to keep students and parents reading, thinking and growing. Lessons focus on the environmental topics: trees, water, soil, plants, waste reduction, the urban forest and Earth Day.More about TreePeople