Resource Links & Fun Activities for Kids, Teens, & Adults

COVID-19: Resources & Activities for Kids, Teens, & Adults

COVID-19: Resources & Activities for Kids, Teens, & Adults

Fairbanks Public Health Center - Immunizations save lives. Fairbanks public health nurses, with support from Fairbanks area Fire Departments and the JP Jones Center, are holding a series of outdoor childhood immunization clinics for children ages 2 months to 19 years through the summer. The next clinic is this Thursday, June 4th, at the University Fire Station 12 – 1950 South University Ave.from 11 AM to 3:00 PM. Come dressed for the outdoors, wear a cloth face covering and bring your child’s shot records. For more information call Fairbanks Public Health Center at 452-1776.

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UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning will present about 40 events throughout the summer. The series' events have been held at various UAF venues in previous years. This summer's lectures and concerts will be broadcast and available online at www.uaf.edu/summer/events/ due to campus restrictions.

  • The Healthy Living lecture series will be at 7 p.m. Tuesdays starting on June 2. It will feature experts and specialists discussing medical issues.
  • The Discover Alaska lecture series will be at 7 p.m. Wednesdays starting on June 3, providing a view of Alaska through the eyes of experts in their fields.
  • The Music in the Garden music series will be at 7 p.m. Thursdays starting on June 4. Filmed at UAF’s Georgeson Botanical Gardens, the concerts feature a variety of Alaska musicians.
  • The Down Memory Lane lecture series will be at 7 p.m. Mondays starting on June 8. Emeriti faculty will share memories and highlights from their careers at UAF. The series will be available only at www.uaf.edu/summer/events/.

For schedule updates and more information, go to www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.

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Virtual Summer Reading Program at the Noel Wien Library & North Pole Branch Library - Registration begins Tuesday, May 26 - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries invite local children and teens to participate in its 2020 Summer Reading Fun Program:  Dig Deeper – Read, Investigate, Discover!  The virtual summer reading program includes the fun of reading or listening to books, virtual weekly programs, bingo activities to get you reading, investigating and discovering, virtual displays for search-and-find fun, and a goodie bag of take home activities and crafts.  Children who complete the program will earn a free book.  Online registration begins on Tuesday, May 26th.

Call the Youth Services Department at the Noel Wien Library at 459-1052, or the North Pole Branch Library at 488-6101, for more information, or visit the library’s web page:  fnsblibrary.org.

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UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning -

MAYmester courses are 10 day sessions that start after Spring semester ends and before Summer session starts. MAYmester will be taught with a blended format of a virtual face-to-face class, via Zoom, plus an online component via Blackboard.

2020 Summer Courses have also moved from in-person courses to online.

Summer Day camps may look different for Summer 2020, but we are still committed to bringing great summer experiences to Fairbanks families. Check out our virtual summer day camps.

Learn more about Registering for Summer Sessions courses and camps at https://www.uaf.edu/summer or phone 474-7021 or email summer@alaska.edu for more information.

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Explore the Museum of the North from home - The University of Alaska Museum of the North is closed to the public in April, but will host virtual exhibits, videos and activities throughout the month.

The museum will hold virtual Early Explorers events every Friday in April, with a focus on water. Activities will be posted online at bit.ly/uamnhandson. Early Explorer activities are designed for children age 5 and younger, with an adult, but are adaptable to other ages. New activities will be added weekly.

The public is also invited to visit the virtual museum page at www.uaf.edu/museum/virtualmuseum. The website includes online exhibits, videos, activity ideas and resources for all ages.

For more information about museum programs and events, visit www.uaf.edu/museum or call 907-474-7505.

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Gardening In Interior Alaska - Join Julie Riley, Tanana District Extension horticulturist, each Friday and / or Tuesday for an informal discussion on gardening in Interior Alaska. Weekly Zoom get-togethers with Julie include VegHeads Virtual Garden Hour and New Gardener Q&A. Bring your questions and be ready to hit the garden beds this spring!

VegHeads Virtual Garden Hour Fridays, April 17 – May 22, 2020 from 7:to 8:30 PM. VegHeads starts with a 15-20 minute presentation by Extension horticulturist Julie Riley and then opens up for Q&A and discussion. Any vegetable gardening question is fair game. Questions don't need to relate to the presentation topics below. No registration required.

VegHead topics (15-20 minutes): April 17 Procuring seeds, - April 24 Seed starting indoors, - May 1Go Go Snow, - May 8 Organic nutrients, - May 15 Planting outside now, - May 22 Indispensable gardening tools.

Sign on at: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/499097562 Or dial: 1-669-900-6833 or if busy, 1-346-248-7799 Meeting ID: 499 097 562

New Gardener Q&A Tuesdays, April 21 - May 26 from Noon to 1 PM

This virtual hour is intended to give new gardeners an opportunity to ask questions every Tuesday April 21 through May. No registration is required. You're welcome to sign on or call in any time during the hour, but you take your chances after 12:15 p.m. If there are no questions, your host, Julie Riley, will log off.

Sign on at: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/798249718 Or dial: 1-669-900-6833 or if busy, 1-346-248-7799 Meeting ID: 798 249 718

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Staying at Home with the Kids - The kids are out of school and looking for things to do. Check out these helpful links:

Kid Tube geared towards 12 years old and under. 100% Mom Approved Videos

Homeschool Hideout - 100 Educational Shows on Amazon Prime

The Best Ideas for Kids - Over 100 indoor activities for kids: crafts, activities, games and educational projects

Virtual Farm Tours While You're Stuck at Home - Activities for kids age 4 to 13

We are Teachers - Big List of Children's Books Online Readings & Activities

Stuck at Home? - Helpful ideas from Noel Wien & North Pole Branch Libraries - Something for Everyone Update 3/20/20

FNSB Virtual Library Service is here for you! Noel Wien and North Pole Branch Library. Although the physical buildings are closed, we are here to provide assistance, virtual programming, and hold pickup. Visit fnsblibrary.org and Facebook for more information.

Virtual Story Times from FNSB Libraries. New postings to the Library’s Facebook page every weekday by 1 PM.

Shonen Jump Hundreds of free manga chapters from popular series are available to read for free online. Geared for teenagers

Wonderopolis - Where the wonders of learning never cease -a free online learning resource for children and families. Sponsored by the National Center for Families Learning,

Jam Base - Enjoy live music with no bathroom lines from the comfort of your own couch

NPR - NPR is maintaining a daily list of Live Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Shutdown

EDX - Free Online University courses from school such as Harvard, MiT and Berkeley

Indigenous Cinema - The National Film Board of Canada offers this library of over 200 films by Indigenous directors.

Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White - Because Betty White is a national treasure

Fitness and Exercise - Free streaming workout videos and/or apps

Kids 20 Minute Online You Tube Workout - Plyos With Kai Plyometrics, also known as jump training or plyos, are exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power (speed-strength). This training focuses on learning to move from a muscle extension to a contraction in a rapid or "explosive" manner. This is good for all age groups (including adults). Have fun, stay safe, and healthy. Brought to you by Orion's Belt School of Self Defense.

Orange Theory - Daily 30 minute workouts

Peloton - Offering a 90 day free trial of their fitness app. (Registration and payment information is required)

GoldsGym - Offering free streaming workouts and free Gold’s Amp digital coaching app through May 31st.

Planet Fitness - offering daily “work-ins” on Facebook at 3 PM local time

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