Quarantine Boredom Busters

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Are you bored at home during quarantine? Looking for some productive ways to de-stress, learn something new, or just procrastinate? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Marine Science Graduate Student Organization has compiled some of our favorite time wasting and sanity saving websites that we hope you’ll find useful and fun!

If you are aware of any other online resource that are not listed below, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

Museum and Zoo Virtual Tours

The Louvre
Type: Art, Virtual Tours
Website: https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

The Guggenheim
Type: Art, Virtual Tours
Website: https://www.guggenheim.org/collection-online

The Smithsonian
Type: Art, Natural History, Virtual Tours, 360 Tours
Website: https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/online

Getty Museum
Type: Art, Virtual Exhibits
Website: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-j-paul-getty-museum?hl=en

Georgia O’Keefe Museum
Type: Art, Virtual Exhibits
Website: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/georgia-o-keeffe-museum?hl=en

NASA Langley
Type: STEM, Virtual Tours
Website: https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/

NASA Glenn
Type: STEM, Virtual Tours
Website: https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours

NASA Space Center in Houston
Type: STEM, Augmented reality experiences through their app
Website: https://spacecenter.org/app/

The Met
Type: Art, Virtual Exhibits including sneak preview at The Costume Conversation Lab
Website: https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/metropolitan-museum-of-art/KAFHmsOTE-4Xyw?hl=en&sv_lng=-73.9624786&sv_lat=40.7803959&sv_h=315.0285349959785&sv_p=0.9453475127378823&sv_pid=KeFx8oXHzeuY8L5rfepHaA&sv_z=0.6337718060899007

Detroit Institute of Arts
Type: Art, Virtual Exhibits including Frida Kahlo’s art!
Website: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/detroit-institute-of-arts?hl=en

Type: Art, Virtual Exhibits
Website: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/moma-the-museum-of-modern-art

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Type: Art, Virtual Exhibits
Website: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museum-of-fine-arts-boston?hl=en

National Aquarium
Type: Aquarium, Live streams of enclosures
Website: https://aqua.org/Experience/live

Smithsonian National Zoo
Type: Zoo, Live streams of enclosures
Website: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Type: Aquarium, Live streams of enclosures
Website: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Making and Crafting Resources

Annika Victoria
Type: Sewing/DIY, Using recycled materials for crafts and garments
Website: http://www.annikavictoria.com/

Type: Sewing/DIY, Thrifting
Website: https://withwendy.com/tutorials

William Osman
Type: Crafting, Home Engineering, Useless Inventions
Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfMJ2MchTSW2kWaT0kK94Yw

Simone Giertz
Type: Crafting, Cool inventions
Website: https://www.simonegiertz.com/

Bernadette Banner
Type: Sewing, History, Historical Costumes and Fashion, Hand Stitching Techniques
Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSHtaUm-FjUps090S7crO4Q

Morgan Donner
Type: Sewing, History, Medieval and Renaissance Historical Fashion
Website: http://www.morgandonner.com/

Online Learning Resources

Type: STEM, Informational Science Videos
Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/scishow

Animal Wonders
Type: STEM, Montana based animal rescue with informational videos about all of their animals!
Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/Anmlwndrs

It's Ok to Be Smart
Type: STEM, Informational Science Videos with a Bill Nye vibe
Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/itsokaytobesmart

Bon Appetit
Type: Cooking, Video Recipes, MSGSO especially recommends "Gourmet Makes" or "It's Alive with Brad" playlists!
Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/BonAppetitDotCom/

Binging with Babbish
Type: Cooking, Recipes based on food from movies and TV, Basic Recipes
Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/bgfilms

Bill Vicars
Type: Languages, American Sign Language
Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/billvicars

Jo Nakashima
Type: Crafting, Origami videos and instructional PDFs
Website: https://jonakashima.com

Type: STEM, Meteorology learning modules created by NCAR/UCAR
Website: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/index.php

Free Rice
Type: English, For each vocabulary question you get right, sponsors send the cash equivalent of 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme!
Website: https://freerice.com/categories/english-vocabulary

Zooniverse Projects
Type: STEM, Citizen Science, MSGSO especially recommends ‘Plankton Portal’ game!
Website: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects

NASA Citizen Science Projects
Type: STEM, Citizen Science
Website: https://science.nasa.gov/citizenscience