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Discover Warsaw Zoo and City Forest online

Discover Warsaw Zoo and City Forest online

Virtual walks in nature will distract both you and your kids during the quarantine

Weeks after the coronavirus has set foot in Poland leading to the implementation of home quarantine and limiting social interactions, the question of how to preserve our mental health is getting all the more relevant. The matter becomes even more complicated if you have kids.

Luckily, the Polish capital has found ways to distract young and old and keep them safely at home for longer. Yesterday, Warsaw launched several virtual broadcasts showcasing the natural world, serving both educational and recreational purposes. The materials will be freely available online on the Facebook profiles of the Warsaw Zoo and City Forests.

Warsaw Zoo and City forest go digital

How do employees take care of animals, while the zoo is closed to visitors? This can be seen through short videos available every day at 14:00 local time on the Fan page of Warsaw Zoo.

Furthermore, lessons teaching interesting facts about the animal world are available on the profile of the ZOO Education - on Tuesday at 12.00 for the youngest and on Thursday at 12.00 for adults.

For the lovers of nature and those interested in the wildlife in the capital, there is the  YouTube channel of Lasy Miejskie – Warszawa, the City Forest of Warsaw. Apart from strolls with camera among animals, there is the possibility to teach children how to behave when in the forest – dress safely, navigate, what is allowed and what is forbidden, etc.

How not to waste your kids’ time during quarantine in Poland

On a national scale, there are alternatives, too. The Ministry of Digitalisation has launched an online learning portal where children, parents and teachers can exchange materials for distance learning. The latter have been collected from various sources, including educational institutions, NGOs, blogs, etc.

Last but not least, there is the Grarantanna portal which offers games, puzzles, webinars, competitions with prizes, even a Minecraft server.

With all those alternatives on offer and so much free time on their hands, kids are certain to have a great time while confined to their homes. Hopefully, this means calmer days for parents, too.



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