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Our experts are bringing all the secrets of the outdoors right to your doorstep! With Parks@Home Jr., your parents, teachers, and guardians can make online learning exciting and fun. Draw and paint, play games, meet animals and nature, ask a Ranger questions, and so much more!

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Fall Leaf ID Guide

Fall has arrived in NYC! This time of year, it’s easier to identify trees based on the fall color and unique shape of their leaves. Use our Fall Leaf ID guide to get to know your trees! Check out our Fall Leaf ID Guide on YouTube

Live Tours & Virtual Experiences

Watch live with a parent or guardian. Our live tours take place weather permitting at noon on Twitter, Periscope, and Facebook. We'll first go live on Twitter and Periscope, then on Facebook. Visit our Parks@Home page for the weekly schedule. Turn on your notifications to tune in live. Watch our past tours on Facebook!

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Wednesday Walks in the Park (LIVE)

WednesdaysTune in every Wednesday (weather permitting) to join a live tour of a park. See the fall foliage and discover hidden gems as we explore nature, wildlife, and history in the parks.

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LIVE with the Urban Park Rangers

ThursdaysJoin us and the Urban Park Rangers every Thursday (weather permitting) for live adventures in the park! From scenic hikes to nature exploration activities, our live broadcasts are perfect for the whole family. 

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Arts & Crafts

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DIY Arts & Crafts Classes

Learn how to make fun crafts with items found around your home, including a homemade shaker to cheer on our heroes! Watch our DIY Arts & Crafts Classes on YouTube

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Learn To Draw 

Make a masterpiece! Learn how to draw animals, trees, and flowers. Check out our Learn to Draw Series on YouTube

Check back each week for new episodes of our art classes and our Learn to Draw Series.

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Home Photography Tips and Tricks from our Media Educators

Learn tips and tricks for capturing your favorite moments on your phone, camera, or tablet! View our Photography Tips

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Parks' Art Map 

Become inspired to create your own artworks by our collection of art in our parks online! View our Art Map

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Wildlife

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NYC Wildlife Map & Calendar

Find out what wildlife is up to outside of your window! Parents can check out our #WildlifeWednesdays on Twitter for week-by-week insights. View our Wildlife Map & Calendar

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Ask a Wildlife Expert

On Wednesdays, check out our Wildlife Wednesday series on IG Stories with a parent or guardian to ask questions about the animal of the week! Visit @nycparks on IG Stories

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Wildlife Activity Worksheet

Learn about raccoons and deer with word jumble games, crossword puzzles, drawing, cut-outs, and more! Download our Wildlife Activity Worksheet

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All About Squirrels

Squirrels are one of our favorite furry friends! Learn about the life of squirrels in our parks and how you can care for them. Learn about squirrels

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Puzzles & Coloring Books 

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Jigsaw Puzzles Online

Check out our fun nature and animal-themed jigsaw puzzles, perfect for kids, and adults, too! Play NYC Parks' Jigsaw Puzzles Online

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Parks Activity Book

Learn about our parks, our natural world, and New York City history through fun puzzles, games, and coloring activities. Download the NYC Parks Activity Book

Sports & Fitness

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Indoor Basketball Drills

Up your game from home! Try these no-bounce drills to help improve your ball-handling skills. Watch our Indoor Basketball Drills tutorial on YouTube

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Family Meditation 

Doing meditation is a great way to relax and restart. Take a quick break with our Meditation Moments. Watch our Meditation Moments YouTube

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Science & Nature

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Natural Mystery Museum

Uncover the secrets of the natural world around us with the Urban Park Rangers as they solve mysteries in one minute! Watch the Natural Mystery Museum Series on YouTube

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Nature Observation: Finding Your Sweet (Sit) Spot

Whether you're hanging on your stoop, at your window, or in your backyard, learn how you can get closer to nature. Get Started

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My Street Tree 

Find your street tree on the Street Tree Map! Learn its name, how it cares for your neighborhood, and how you can help care for it! Explore our NYC Street Tree Map

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Street Tree Census

Now that you've met your street tree, become a street tree expert! Dig into our latest report of our street tree count! View our 2015 Street Tree Census Report

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