Spring Break Vacation from Home!

Were you planning on going on a big Spring Break trip that has now been canceled? Maybe you are just looking for a change of scenery from your home? We’ve put together videos below to whisk you away to tropical seas, pristine frozen tundras, and other beautiful landscapes from around the state and the world. Don’t worry about any lectures or assignments, this is just an opportunity to relax and appreciate some of the most amazing places on the planet. And, if you feel inspired, we’ve included resources to learn more about the environments! Have fun!

Coral Reefs and Coasts

10 straight hours of coral reef environments from around the world.
A 360 tour of a coral reef in the Caribbean, from the sea and the air! Use your phone to get the full experience!
Plastic clean-up at a coral reef!
A 360 tour of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Use your phone!

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Frozen Landscapes

An overview of tundras and the animals that live there.
A virtual field trip to see and learn about polar bears!

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Deep Ocean

Highlights from a year of deep ocean research cruises – find more videos on https://nautiluslive.org/
Some examples of the incredible animals that live in the deep ocean!
Ever wonder what the inside of a research cruise ship is like, and what it’s like to live aboard? Click the image above to find a research cruise tour video! You may even recognize a certain South Sound GREEN educator…

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Life and landscapes from a nationally protected desert in Arizona.
See what it’s like to live in the Sahara desert with this 360 degree video – use your phone for the full effect!
The desert in Utah is so desolate that scientists use it to simulate Mars!

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Go on an African safari with 4+ hours of amazing video!
360 degree safari experience. Use your phone!

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Travel around Washington’s National Parks!

Explore Olympic National Park with a series of SciShow video field trips!
Mount Rainier sights and sounds in summer.
Explore North Cascades National Park from above!

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Live Webcams

Live webcams of different parts of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the surrounding coastal environment!

A LOT more live nature webcams: https://explore.org/livecams

Here is a great collection of virtual tours and field trips!: https://naaee.org/eepro/resources/virtual-tours-and-field-trips