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4/24/2020

Starting Thursday, April 23rd, Stratford Festival is launching a virtual film festival offering free streaming of 12 of their finest Shakespeare productions. One film will be released on their YouTube channel every Thursday at 7pm ET, starting with King Lear on April 23 (Shakespeare’s birthday!), and will remain available for three weeks. For more information: Click Here.
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Key materials of the Mini Japanese Garden are moss, stones and sand. You can keep your garden in good condition by moderately spraying water on the moss. The garden can be placed anywhere - living room, bed room, or entrance hall. The best part is you probably have all the elements needed in your backyard already! Get inspired by these awesome mini Japanese gardens on Pinterest: Click Here. Learn how to make your own: Click Here.
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In 1661 Louis XIV entrusted André Le Nôtre with the creation and renovation of the gardens of Versailles, which he considered just as important as the palace. Work on the gardens was started at the same time as the work on the palace and lasted for 40 or so years. Learn more about the garden and the palace of Versailles here. Wander the garden grounds by clicking here.
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The Waterside Home in Pennsylvania is among a dozen of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most iconic designs available to explore as part of the #WrightVirtualVisits initiative. This social media project is a collaboration between the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Unity Temple Restoration Foundation. The participating organizations post a short video touring a different Wright-designed house on their social media channels at 12 pm CST every Thursday over the coming weeks. View the videos on Instagram here.
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The Getty is challenging you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home. The steps are simple: choose your favorite artwork, find three things lying around your house, recreate the artwork with those items and share with them on Twitter. To share your masterpiece and see what others have done: click here.
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The American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869, is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum encompasses 45 permanent exhibition halls, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium, as well as galleries for temporary exhibitions. To explore the museum: Click Here.
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Nature Lab is the Nature Conservancy's youth curriculum platform. Nature Lab gives teachers, students and families everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe alongside Conservancy scientists. Their interactive lesson plans align to modern education standards and can be customized for each classroom. They have lessons, field trips, and nature science oriented content for grades K - 12. To learn more: Click Here.
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Maestro Match connects the world's greatest musical artists to people wishing to learn how to play an instrument without leaving their home. If you've always dreamed of learning a new instrument, want to keep your skills sharp during quarantine, or need to occupy your kids, now is the time to take a music lesson. Their teacher list includes college professors, symphony orchestra players, Broadway alumni, world-class soloists, and a few names you might recognize. To learn more: Click Here.
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Access Mars lets you explore a 3D replica of the Martian surface, exactly as it was recorded by the Curiosity rover. As Curiosity has traveled across Mars, it has taken digital photographs with two stereoscopic camera systems. By combining and analyzing these photographs, scientists at NASA JPL have create a 3D model used to study Mars and plan future experiments. For the first time, this same 3D model is now available for anyone to explore in their browser using WebVR.
To explore Mars: Click Here
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The La Purísima Mission was founded by Father Presidente Fermin de Lasuén on December 8, 1787. It was the 11th of 21 Franciscan Missions established in Alta California. Today, La Purísima Mission State Historic Park is considered the most completely restored mission in California, with ten of the original buildings fully restored and furnished, including the church, shops, living quarters, and blacksmith shop. The mission gardens and livestock represent what would have been found at the mission during the 1820’s. Wander around the La Purisima Mission by clicking here.