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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, families around the world learned to hunker down at home. Here are some great resources to engage in the dark sky movement with your loved ones whether it be in your backyard, through your living room window, or on a computer screen.

Family arts and crafts

Contribute to night sky citizen-science

Familiarize yourself with your night sky and contribute to important citizen-science projects:

Virtual tours

Can’t get out into the dark? Check out these options for exploring the night sky with virtual reality:

Resources for educators

Resources for environmental education

  • Explore Home-based and Distance Learning.
  • Use these journals from the American Museum of Natural History to teach important observational skills to your young scientists. No matter what the weather or season, you can explore nature with these 11 challenges. See just how good your observation skills are by comparing butterflies, leaves, reptiles, fish, and more. Then record your own observations in a field journal.

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Check out more of DarkSky’s materials for educators.