Your students can enjoy and observe animals without even bringing them into the classroom. Many animal cams – featuring companion animals or wildlife – are available now and more are being added all the time. Streaming videos (live or archived) of animals is becoming more popular. Here are some suggestions:
Kitten & Puppy Cams
- Baby Kitten Cam featuring kittens at the Kitten Rescue Society
- Puppy Cam from the Bergin University Service Dog Program
Wildlife Cams in Alberta
Cameras that catch wild animals in action are viewable when in season. Wild bird cams in Alberta locations usually operate from April to September:
Wildlife Cams outside Alberta
There are many cams operating around the world. Here are just a few:
- Ontario FeederWatch Cam from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (with educational resources)
- Pacific Great Blue Herons Cam from Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Their eggs are laid in March and generally hatch in April. You can even control the direction of the camera.
- UVic Osprey Cam from the University of Victoria
- Hummingbird Cam and Red Tailed Hawks Cam at Cornell in Ithica, New York
- Condor Cam from the San Diego Zoo recovery program
- Bald Eagle Cam, Washington, DC
- Osprey Cam, Great Horned Owl Cam and other wild bird cams from explore.org and Audubon
- The Hancock Wildlife Foundation has an extensive directory of animal cams.
You can always do a quick google search for live cams if those listed above are offline.