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Virtual Recreation Center

VirtualRecCenter

EXPLORE, EXERCISE, LEARN AND WONDER

Care for your physical and mental health, satisfy your curiosity, engage in experiences and explore the world from home.

Share what you're learning and how you’re having fun at home by tagging our Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #FlattenTheCurveSJ. We appreciate your input on ways we can keep growing this page!

If you have any ideas on classes, activities or resources to include in the Virtual Recreation Center, fill out the Virtual Recreation Center Idea Suggestion Form.

We all have a duty to stop the spread of coronavirus by staying at home. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe. Let's continue to build community through fun during shelter-in-place!

Live Citizen Science in the Bay Area with Metrav Vonshak

Join Dr. Merav Vonshak in the for Birdy Hour Speaker Series: Citizen Science in the Bay Area

  • Date: 06/18/2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Dr. Merav Vonshak is a citizen science organizer, leading public BioBlitz events in the South Bay where people join together to learn about their local environment while documenting its diversity.

She is organizing events and leading hikes and workshops in collaboration with many organizations, such as Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, Saved By Nature, and others.

She also teaches natural history at San José State University and contributes to various citizen science projects. Merav founded the BioBlitz.club, a home for citizen science events in the South Bay, where people can learn about future activities and download free material, such as bird and flower guides. She has a BA in Biology, MSc in Ecology, and a Ph.D. in Zoology.

This talk will be around 40 minutes with additional time for questions & answers. Recommended for all ages.

Please register here. The meeting link will be sent in the confirmation. If you have trouble registering or have any questions, please contact Sirena Lao, Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist, at slao@sfbbo.org.

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Stay Active

The health and well-being of our community is our top priority. The activities are endless when it comes to staying physically and mentally active from home.

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Physical Health

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mental-healthMental Health

Take breaks from engaging in coronavirus related news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can increase stress and anxiety.

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Kids 

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learnKeep Learning

We know how much you love to learn. Take advantage of some extra down time to read, learn a new language, watch movies, listen to music, or explore something fascinating.  

All Ages

All Subjects

  • eLibrary Card: All San José residents are eligible to apply for an e-library card, which gives you access to eBooks, eMovies, eMusic, eMagazines, and eNews
  • Lynda Resources: A San José Public Library card also gives you access to the extensive resources on Lynda.com
  • Class Central: Free online classes for adults from Ivy League schools

Learn a New Language

  • Duolingo Application: A free platform to learn over 30 different languages on your smartphone or desktop computer

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Kids, Parents, Educators 

All Subjects

  • Learn in Shelter: Free tutoring services for students by students via Zoom. High school volunteers can offer help with academic subjects, including math, science, English, history, foreign language and computer science.
  • Microsoft Education Center: Educational resources and activities for students from 3 to 12 years old
  • PBS Kids Videos, Games and Adventures
  • Scholastic Learn at Home: Day-to-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing
  • Education.com: Free online learning resources categorized by grade and/or subject
  • El sitio de Magisterio: Una compilación de recursos educativos gratuitos creada explícitamente para la continuación de la educación durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Puedes escribir un diario, escuchar a música y crear proyectos en un entorno virtual de aprendizaje 

STEAM  

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Reading and Language Acquisition


ExploringEngage and Explore from Home

Shelter in place is an opportunity to spark creativity and wonder. Engage in the world around you — virtually!

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socialConnect Socially

When practicing home isolation, mental health and communication are vital. Call friends and family regularly to hear another person's voice and stay engaged in relationships.

  • Virtually Hang Out with Friends and Family: Use Skype, FaceTime, Zoom or other platforms to get together with friends digitally.
  • Watch a Film with Friends: With Watch2gether, movie nights can continue as you watch videos online with friends in real time.
  • Support Local Restaurants: You can support your favorite local restaurants by ordering out! Many establishments remain open for take-out or delivery. Visit delivery websites to see which San José restaurants are still cooking savory food.
  • Covia: Whether you like art or zoology, music or meditation, there is a program for you. Join other seniors for a 30 minute phone program to talk, discuss your interest, and simply socialize with each other. Workshops offered in English and Spanish.

creativeCreate, Craft and Play

Although our bodies are inside, our minds are free to wander. Here are some ways to exercise your creative, constructive, and playful self.

Shelter-In-Place Recipes

All Ages

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Music 

New Hobbies

Family Arts & Crafts

Playtime


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