Let’s keep our Tree of Knowledge growing…

As social distancing and self isolation continues on into week 2, feelings of disquiet and general disfunction may begin to set in.  Staying busy, physically active and mentally stimulated can combat these feelings of angst.

I’ve collated a few resources for adults, children and children of all ages, and will continue to update as I find more. Feel free to share and add to in your comments. Hope this is helpful. And, stay safe.

1. BHL has content rich resources for times like these. Looking for curated content? Biodiversity library has this collection of ebooks on a variety of subjects, from Antarctic Exploration & Discovery to Seed & Nursery Catalogs and Latino Natural History.

https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/browse/collections

2. If you need image resources for your #DistanceLearning activities, here are over 160,000 free nature images on Flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/albums/

3. Looking for more hands-on educational resources? Explore and download free coloring books created from images in the BHL collection.

https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/collection/ColorOurCollections

4. Some resources to support educational activities around #WomensHistoryMonth (March) here, book and image collections, a coloring book, Facebook videos, and informative articles 

https://about.biodiversitylibrary.org/get-involved/events/her-

5. Want a lesson in writing, a 7-day free writing class, all it takes is 15 mts a day and it starts whenever you’re ready-

https://www.writeyourjourney.com/online-writing-courses/free-online-7-day-writing-and-meditation-course/

6. Looking for birds, webcams, bird ID, etc.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/how-to-make-these-next-few-weeks-a-little-easier-courtesy-of-birds/

7. Who wouldn’t enjoy a stroll in the garden right now. Five gardens you can tour virtually, including Monet’s garden.

https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/gardening/g31746949/gardens-you-can-virtually-tour/

8. Connect with SamBlog for interesting articles at Seattle Art Museum

http://samblog.seattleartmuseum.org/category/stay-home-with-sam,video,sams-collection,object-of-the-week,exhibtions,behind-the-scenes/page/2/

9. Resources for learning at home for children of all ages

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

10. Ten freeebooks from Haymarket books-

https://www.haymarketbooks.org/blogs/112-ten-free-ebooks-from-haymarket-books

11. More free online books for school children, here-

https://www.wilbooks.com/free-resources-free-online-books

12. Free coding classes / resources for kids 

Coding For Kids: Free Classes, Websites, and Apps | Ages

13. Free Children’s books
http://www.openculture.com/2016/08/enter-an-archive-of-6000-historical-childrens-books-all-digitized-and-free-to-read-online.html

14. Free to download on Audible

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/radio/2020-03-20/audible-just-made-hundreds-of-titles-completely-free-to-help-during-coronavirus-crisis/

15. Emergence Magazine is hosting a number of Free of free online sessions including a monthly book club here

https://emergencemagazine.org/community/#braiding-sweetgrass

Keeping this fresh and growing. Please feel free to add resources in the comments. And I’ll update.

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