Several local organizations in Wichita are making the best of a tough situation and holding spring break and other activities online!
I love that people in our communities are making things like this happen. You guys are the best!
Have I missed any great local live streaming events? Please let me know in the comments.
Wichita Park & Recreation has a whole page on its website with videos on sports, fitness, outdoor activities, and virtual tours of some fascinating Wichita places. This is a fun page – be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to browse!
The Great Plains Nature Center is streaming its planned spring break, Guardians of the Great Plains, content via Facebook. Go here to see the presentations, which focus on conservationists throughout the world and “how they have contributed to making making our planet a better place.”
Tanganyika Wildlife Park is posting daily videos of the animals in its care online, including the adorably cute otter babies taking a swim. You could watch this all day.
The Wichita Art Museum is making Spring Break Artcation packets available to download for free! They also have other art-related activity ideas.
Valley Center Public Library has live-streamed storytime on Facebook! The story time videos are so cute, and they even do the craft on camera. Go here to see it.
Sedgwick County Extension has always been an awesome source for free information, and extension centers across the country were among those early adopters of the internet, uploading free instructional and informational materials online for anyone to benefit from. You can find horticultural information for our area here, and other free resources – everything from economics to food facts to organizing to raising families – here. The Extension will also host its Growing Growers workshop (for people who farm or want to start farms) online.
Old Cowtown Museum is continuing to post volunteer profiles on its Facebook page. Learn about the people who make Cowtown come alive for visitors!
Sedgwick County Zoo is also bringing the zoo to you virtually via Facebook Lives weekdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Check them out here.
Greater Wichita YMCA has made free group exercise videos available online via its Y360 YouTube channel. You do not need to be a member to watch them!
Cosmosphere will be hosting virtual tours of the museum on its Facebook page.
Botanica Wichita staff are bringing the gardens to you live via Facebook. It’s spring, and the gardens are beginning to bloom. If we can’t see them in person, at least we can enjoy their beauty and new growth virtually.
Goddard Public Library will hold Facebook Live storytimes on Mondays. Visit the Goddard library page and Like or Follow to get notified.
Exploration Place is doing Live videos on Facebook regularly that include virtual tours of its traveling exhibits, STEM activities, and more.