The organization has established a community-wide initiative to support local businesses, hotels, eateries and attractions — offering everything from online full-moon yoga classes to virtual encounters with wildlife, for those looking for ways to maintain a sense of normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experience a Virtual Coastal Classroom with Loggerhead Marinelife Center
A non-profit sea turtle research, rehabilitation, and educational institution that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles, LMC launched a Virtual Coastal Classroom to combat the Center closing, due to COVID-19. LMC broadcasts live, each day, educational programming from the Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital for viewers to enjoy from around the globe.
Our biologist educators have been hard at work developing interesting and informative Virtual Coastal Classroom lessons for supporters globally to enjoy daily for free while our Center is closed to the public due to #COVIDー19. #VirtualLearning pic.twitter.com/3ZC4QCyZds
— Loggerhead (@LoggerheadMC) March 30, 2020
Additionally, LMC hosts 15 to 20-minute virtual lessons on Facebook Live to keep the next generation of eco-advocates and eager minds focused and engaged with sea turtle and ocean conservation, and will also be running live trivia on Instagram and Facebook, with social media giveaways, each night at 9 p.m. EST.
When it was completed in 1902, Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was hailed by the New York Herald as “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” A National Historic Landmark, the Flagler Museum is a prominent tourist attraction and flagship for guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs.
Despite the current climate, visitors from around the globe can still experience the grandeur of the Gilded Age, by way of virtual tours, and learn about the history of Whitehall and Henry Flagler by listening to descriptions of rooms, objects, and Gilded Age life narrated by the Education Director, Chief Curator, and Executive Director.
“Users can download the free Flagler Museum app, or simply visit www.FlaglerMuseum.us, which includes an orientation video, audio tour, floor plans, images, events calendar and more.
Science goes virtual at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Children of all ages can tune into live DIY science demos, weekly virtual exhibit tours, and aquarium programs through Facebook and online. Experiments, aquarium programs, and scientist story time — there’s something for everyone.
“Namaste at Home” with Hilton West Palm Beach
Throughout the month, Hilton West Palm Beach is providing its popular full and new moon yoga classes virtually.
Visitors will be able to join Shelly Saunier under the Full Moon as she guides them through a calm and reflective Yin Yoga class. This practice incorporates deep mindful stretches that open the body while relaxing the mind and spirit. Beginner and expert yogis welcome. Visit https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hilton-west-palm-beach-PBIWPHH/index.html for more.
For more ideas, visit https://www.thepalmbeaches.com/virtual-palm-beaches.