Banish Stay-at-Home Boredom: Connect With The Bishop

Coconut Telegraph

Whether you find yourself needing to homeschool your kids or to keep yourself entertained — or both — you can still turn to The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. Although they are temporarily closed, you can still connect with them from home on Facebook to explore cool topics like fossils, gardening, astronomy, seashells — and of course manatees. And check out Pathways, their free app for smartphones and tablets that you can use anytime, for virtual tours of the Museum that reveal surprising connections among many of the objects in their collection.

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Check their Facebook page every weekday around noon to explore a different topic every day. They're mixing it up with Facebook Live sessions on some days and recorded sessions on other days, but each day The Bishop’s own experts and educators share about a variety of topics related to their collections.  Saturdays at 3 pm, The Bishop hosts a virtual story time especially for kids and their grown-ups with Tales Under the Tree from the Mosaic Backyard Universe at The Bishop

To connect, just join them on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BishopScienceFL.  Here are the sessions they have planned for the rest of this week:

  • Noon, Friday, March 27:
    Garden-Variety Nature. Fun fact: There’s a lush outdoor garden at 
    The Bishop, just outside the doors of the Mosaic Backyard Universe. Our curator Tiffany Birakis gives you a close-up look at our herbs, flowers, succulents and other plants, and even a few of the animals that depend on them. See how our garden grows!

  • 3 pm Saturday, March 28:
    Tales Under the Tree. Gather the kiddos and settle in for story time with us! This week we read "Rosie Revere, Engineer," by Andrea Beaty. After story time, see if you can build your own tower at home!

They're adding new Facebook content each day. Visit them at www.BishopScience.org/events for the topics of future sessions.

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