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Keep ’em Learning…

The Learning Portal is for learners of all ages, and it features all kinds of cool info about the Royal BC Museum. You can read, listen to and watch amazing stories about B.C. at

NASA’s Teachable Moments brings the wonder of space explor-ation into the classroom with education-focused explainers of NASA news and standards-aligned lessons for the classroom, or, in the case of self-isolation, the living room.

Google Arts & Culture will let you take a virtual tour of over 2,500 museums and galleries including the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and the Guggenheim in New York City. Take a peek at Frida Kahlo’s diary, find out six things you never knew about Monet, and learn four things you can do with your camera phone from home.

- Advertisement -, a teacher resource, is now free for families. Browse the curated collections that support the K-12 curriculum and discover different educational packages that include worksheets, hands-on activites and teacher guides.

At Smithsonian Open Access, you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—“right now, without asking”—including images and data from Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centres, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is offering free online learning resources that give Canadian families and teachers access a special collection of acclaimed NFB films and learning resources at Resources include: films and playlists; educational interactive projects and apps; and mini-lessons that are built around NFB films using curated film clips, paired with activities to encourage deep learning; among others.

Sesame Workshop’s just-launched “Caring for Each Other” initiative stars Elmo and his muppet pals, with a website teeming with helpful videos, activities and information for parents and kids about the COVID-19 crisis.

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