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Virtual Recreation Center

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July is National Parks & Recreation Month

This year, National Parks and Recreation month comes at a time when San José PRNS has been critically involved in many aspects of the COVID-19 crisis response, from distributing food and necessities to tirelessly maintaining parks and trails so that everyone can enjoy the outdoors for their physical and mental health. Our foundation is people – parks and recreation professionals who are dedicated and passionate about delivering our vision: Healthy Communities that Inspire Belonging. We invite you to take “A Walk in the Park,” a podcast series featuring our PRNS team as they share their stories of providing the community with essential services.  

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Wonder Wednesday: Daily Recommendations for Recreation

Take today to wonder: How does the Earth sustain us? How quickly can I learn a new language? What am I curious about?

  • Date: 07/08/2020  (all day)

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services will be providing recommended activities to do within the comfort of your home through the Virtual Recreation Center.

Wonder Wednesday Activities

As the world changes at an unprecedented pace, take some time to look at the world differently, and learn in a world that looks different. Here's some recommended activities:

 

 Link to Activities  Description
Live Webinar: COVID-19 Safe Walking Tip -Roosevelt

Wednesday, 7/8 at 2 p.m.

Join California Walks and the City of San José Department of Transportation for a webinar on older adult safe walking tips. We’ll talk about safe places to cross, how to be more visible, and new practices for safe walking during COVID-19.

 

To join on your phone dial 1-669-900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 824-4418-6194#

LIVE Hatha Yoga Class with Terre

Wednesday, 7/8 at 5 p.m. 

Join City Instructor Terre for a live Hatha Yoga class at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

More information on how to join here.

Learn to Identify Five Owls by Their Calls
An owl heard is as good as an owl seen. At least, that's what you can tell yourself the next time you eavesdrop on one but can't actually spot it (they are great at camouflage).
Copycat Solution

Follow along with City Vendor, Mad Science on this Copycat Solution.

What you need:

  • Vanilla extract
  • Liquid dish detergent
  • Small cup
  • Tablespoon
  • Paintbrush
  • 2 sheets of white paper
  • Black ballpoint pen

What you do:

  1. Use the pen to draw a picture on a sheet of paper. Make the lines of the drawing as thick as possible.
  2. In the cup, mix one tablespoon of vanilla extract with one tablespoon of liquid dish detergent.
  3. Use the paintbrush to paint a thin layer of the vanilla extract and detergent mixture over your drawing.
  4. Cover your drawing with the second sheet of white paper.
  5. Use the back of the spoon to press down on the top sheet. Gently rub your drawing by moving the spoon in small circles.
  6. When you can see your drawing through the paper, peel off the top sheet. What do you see?

What’s going on?

  • You copied your drawing! The detergent in your mixture binds to the ink in your picture. The ink mixture transfers to the second page when you press the sheets together. If you draw thick lines and use lots of ink, you can make more than one copy.

Now try this:

  • Try this experiment with different kinds of inks. Try drawing with different kinds of markers or different colored pens. Does the copycat solution work for these inks?

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!

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!


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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! 


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