ANIMAL LOVERS: Virtual Field Trips



African Animals Camera – live video from Africa (plus, puppies, kittens and so much more)
Georgia Aquarium

American Eagle Foundation

Animal Planet

Aquarium of the Pacific

Bonaire National Marine Park  

Calgary Zoo

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Dallas World Aquarium

DC Eagle Cam 

Discovery Education

Djuma Game Reserve in South Africa

Earth Cam

Elmwood Park Zoo


Farallon National Wildlife Refuge 

Georgia Aquarium 

Houston Zoo  

Kentucky Equine Adoption Center

Mystic Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium  

National Aquarium

Natural History Museum 

National Wildlife Bald Eagle

Ouwehand Zoo

Polar Bears and the Tundra

Reid Park Zoo Lion Cam 

San Diego Zoo  

Seattle Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium 

Smithsonian’s National Zoo  

Tennessee Aquarium 

Vancouver Aquarium’s Jelly Cam

Video Nest Bats 

Whooping Crane 

WildEarth Live Safari Drive

WildLife Focus Brazil

WildLife Focus Ecuador

Wolf Cam

Wolf Conservation Center 

Zoo Atlanta

FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from pigs and cows to apples and eggs.

Cincinnati Zoo

LIVE SHOW: The Cincinnati Zoo offers a new Facebook Live show, which will air every weekday at 3 p.m. ET and feature a new animal every episode. Each installment will also feature an accompanying at-home kids’ activity, which you can peruse on the zoo’s website.

LIVE SHOW: Monday and Thursday at 2pmEST – Virtual Marine Biology Camp from Oceans Initiative can also access via Instagram

Free Fishing Days 2020 (Fish Without a License)

Free Fishing Days are a great way for family bonding! Take time to take the kids fishing or you can just try it out for yourself. On September 26th, you can fish on public property without a fishing license, in Georgia!

Free fishing days are a perfect opportunity for beginners to try out fishing for the first time. If you already have a fishing license, consider taking a friend or family member who has never been fishing, out on the water for the day.

In Preparation: Learn how to fish, find places to fish and boat using the interactive map, get a fishing license or register your boat.

Find all of the details, here

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks – 5 Days in 2020

Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2020, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2020:

See a List of the Georgia State Parks


The 10 Must-See Skywatching Events to Look for in 2020

Feb. 9 – Full moon, supermoon
Feb. 18 – Mars will be behind the moon
March 9 – Full moon, supermoon
March 20 – March equinox
April 7 – Largest full moon of the year

Venture outside on the night of Tuesday, April 7, to catch a glimpse of April’s full Pink Moon. This full Moon—which is a supermoon, the first full Moon of spring. It will be visible after sunset and reach peak illumination at 10:35 P.M. EDT.
For the best view of this lovely spring Moon, find an open area and watch as the Moon rises just above the horizon, at which point it will appear its biggest and take on a golden hue!

May 7 – Full moon, supermoon
June 5 – Penumbral lunar eclipse
June 21 – Annular solar eclipse
July 5 – Penumbral lunar eclipse
Oct. 31 – Full moon, blue moon
Nov. 30 – Penumbral lunar eclipse
Dec. 14 – Total solar eclipse
Dec. 21 – Rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

More details, HERE on

Aurora Children’s Playhouse – Check out the 2020 Schedule!

Single tickets: $7
Running Time: 40-55 minutes
Showtimes: Saturdays at 10am and 11:30am

Location: 128 East Pike Street Lawrenceville, GA 30046 AURORA THEATRE WEBSITE


Georgia Grown  April 1, 2020 In the exciting mini-musical Georgia Grown, children will take an imaginary journey through Georgia and learn about why plants and trees are important to our lives. From producing healthy foods and cleaning the air to being used for everyday household products, this experience is perfect for all families interested in learning about Georgia crops and topographical features.

Blacktop Playground: Improv Comedy for Kids April 11, 2020 Comprised of internationally known comedians that have appeared on BET, HBO and Comedy Central, Blacktop Improv’s success with youngsters comes from their own child-like sense of humor. Using quick wit and imagination, Blacktop instantly creates funny scenes using suggestions from the crowd, and when those suggestions come from kids, you get a hilariously creative comedy show with tons of audience interaction.

A Musical Tour Through Latin America
May 9, 2020
Havana Son – A Musical Tour through Latin America presented by Havana Son transports the audience to the tropics without a passport by taking them on a musical journey. Children participate by singing, clapping, dancing or playing percussion instruments. Their musical itinerary includes stops in Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Panama, and Puerto Rico, as children sample each country’s unique sounds and rhythms. These kids will be having too much fun to realize that they are learning about the cultures and different countries of Latin America.

Alien’s Alive
May 16, 2020
The Story Ship’s science reporter, Sarah, is kidnapped by aliens while reporting live. Trapped on a space ship she is bound for the outer regions of our solar system.  With magic, dance and music audience volunteers must quickly form a Rescue Team and help unravel a celestial musical message. Each Alien communication gives us clues as to the Alien’s location and how to rescue Sarah. Children will explore the relationship between music, math and space travel.

DETAILS: Single tickets: $7
Running Time: 40-55 minutes
Showtimes: Saturdays at 10am and 11:30am

Location: 128 East Pike Street Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Youth Volunteers at Furkids

Youth Volunteers at Furkids

Furkids, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that operates the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter in the Southeast for rescued cats and Sadie’s Place, a no-kill shelter for dogs. Furkids has rescued and altered more than 25,000 animals since its founding in 2002. Approximately 1,000 animals are in the Furkids program today, in the Furkids shelters, 13 PetSmart and Petco adoption centers, and more than 400 foster homes in the Atlanta area.

Furkids is one of the only shelters in Georgia that welcomes children of all ages to volunteer in many different capacities. Furkids volunteer programs are designed to restore the health and spirits of injured and homeless animals while providing healing opportunities for volunteers who are strengthened by the bond of love and care between humans and animals.

If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, please fill out a volunteer application and/or contact their volunteer manager at They also encourage children to complete community service projects for school or church with them.


Team Captains for Fundraising or Supply Drives (open to all ages)

Cat Shelter Caretaker in Doraville (open to all ages)

Read to Cats (open to all ages)

Thrift Store Volunteer in Norcross (16-18) 

Weekend Event Dog Handler (12+)

Foster Homes for Dogs and Cats (open to all ages)

Santa Photo Helpers and Gift Wrappers (Seasonal) (9-18)

CLICK HERE for more details

Annandale Village Volunteer Ideas

The mission of Annandale Village, located in Suwanee, is to provide progressive life assistance to adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries so that they can maximize their abilities and maintain their independence in the least restrictive environment.
Annandale Village is able to tailor one’s volunteer experience to fit his or her availability, skills and desires. Volunteers are able to select meaningful volunteer projects based on their available time and interests, including:
⦁ Arts, Academics, and Recreational Activities
⦁ Coming soon! Adopt-A-Villager Buddy Program*(*Requires additional training)
⦁ Adopt-A-House Program (Ideal for adult church groups or corporations)
⦁ Assist with a Special Event
⦁ Join a Committee
⦁ Teach a Class/Special Skill
⦁ Landscape & Campus Improvement Projects
⦁ Office & Administration Assistance
⦁ and, Others
See anything you like or know of a way you can help? CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS 
LOCATION: 3500 Annandale Lane, Suwanee, GA 30024-2150
(Phone): (770) 945-8381

Hi-Hope Service Center Support

Hi-Hope Service Center, located in Lawrenceville, provides quality services that empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to define and live a meaningful life.
They have many ways to get involved as a volunteer, including:
⦁ Arts and Crafts
⦁ Performing Arts
⦁ Recreation & Athletics
⦁ Vocational Skills
⦁ Academics and Living Skills
⦁ On-Campus Activities
⦁ Off-Campus Activities
⦁ Office & Administrative Assistance
⦁ Landscaping & Campus Improvement Projects
⦁ Group Home Improvement Projects
⦁ Special Event Planning/Supporting
⦁ Marking & Community Awareness
⦁ Teaching & Special Skills Instruction
⦁ Companionship
⦁ and, Others
See anything you like or that you think you can help with? CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
Volunteer opportunities are available for both individuals and groups. Offer your support weekdays, evenings and on the weekends, just once or through ongoing support. Serve as a friend and companion to the individuals we support. Organize and lead an activity at Hi-Hope or host us at your home, place of work, church, school, or other community location. “Adopt” one of our group homes to forge close connections with the four residents of a given location. Meet a critical need by assisting with landscaping, cleaning projects or meal preparation. Donate your professional skills to help us cut overhead costs and invest more of our resources in the people we support. They customize the volunteer activity to you so even if you are unsure, apply to serve their wonderful folks.
LOCATION: Hi-Hope Service Center is located at 882 Hi-Hope Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043

Gwinnett Humane Society Support

Supporting the Gwinnett Humane Society
Do you love animals? If so, the Gwinnett Humane Society needs your help!
They have many ways to get involved as a volunteer, here are a few:
See anything you like or that you think you can help with? — learn more -> CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS  
Note: If you are under 18 years of age your parent is required to volunteer with you.

LOCATION: Gwinnett Humane Society is located in the Village Shoppes of Sugarloaf shopping center.   (3370 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite D-5 , next door to H&R Block ) They are open Saturdays and Sundays Noon to 5pm. (770-798-7711)


ABOUT: Gwinnett Humane Society does not operate a shelter and is not affiliated with Gwinnett Animal Control. GHS receives no government funding; they rely solely on donations from individuals and companies to support our programs and on volunteers who donate their time and energy to carry out our mission.