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Educational Resources

Big Bear has lots of educational resources to take advantage of, many of them free or cheap.

We've started the list--you help us finish it! Send us your suggestions!

Places to visit
Outdoor activities
Programs & Resources
Online links
  • -- Learn to type for free

  • -- free account to build vocabulary, compete against other students, have a teacher account

  • -- take & create online quizzes for free

Beyond Big Bear...


Here are whole websites of free resources! 

Check out these additional resources! The pretty version of these links is here, but the site can be slow when busy.

Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links

San Diego Zoo


The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! 


Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip

Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more. 

Tour Yellowstone National Park



Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. 

They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view! 



Animal Cameras 


Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo

Georgia Aquarium has Jellyfish, Beluga Whales, and more



Virtual Farm Tour


This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 

11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. 



U.S. Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, AL


See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.



Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

A few of the field trip topics include

 Polar Bears and the Tundra

 Social Emotional Skills





The Louvre


Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. 



The Great Wall of China


This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.



Boston Children’s Museum


Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps! 

This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun. 

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