Sunday, May 5, 2013

Zoo Web Cams & Teacher Appreciation Sale!

One of my bloggy friends (Amanda) had posted some amazing activities that she had done with her class on the zoo. So I was telling her about the web cams that we watch in our classroom and finding out she wasn't familiar with them got me to thinking!! I wonder who else might not be aware so I thought I'd share some of them with you!!!

Last year when I was researching some fun things to do with my kiddos with the Zoo I ran across these awesome zoos who have web cams so that you can observe their animals:

San Diego Zoo 
So this zoo has the following web cams (click on the link to take you to the cam):

Elephant Web Cam 

Panda Web Cam (their baby cub was born July 2012--so it's been so much fun watching the videos and seeing him grow!)

Polar Web Cam (polar bears!!) 

Ape Cam  

Condor Cam

And their new cam---the Koala Cam!!!! We ran across this on Friday when checking out the Apes.....this is San Diego's new exhibit opening at the end of the month.

Houston Zoo
This zoo has Giraffe cams and Rhino Cams!! They also have an elephant cam and chimp cam. 
They offer two different views from their cameras!

This are the two main zoos that we watch. We also observe the Monterey Bay Aquarium and they have web cams as well. We watch their penguins and check out their live ocean cam!

If you have a Mimio in your classroom....I have posted up a Mimio activity called Who's At The Zoo?

                          An example of one of the pages!

Click on the link to take you to it!!
It's free and has tons of info.

I think you may could pull it up on the Smartboard???? But I have no idea!    

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and TN is having a HUGE sale!! I am participating as well and everything in my store is 50% starting today!! Plus TN is offering up another 10% off at your checkout!!

Make sure you hop over and stock up on lots of goodies because many sellers are offering up their items!!   


  1. Great point about web cams! My kids love them! There is a group I taught one year, we watched an owl named Molly hatch her babies and they still talk about her-they are in 4th Grade now! :) Definitely a great resource.


    1. Yes I think I love the webcams more than the kiddos sometimes!! :)

  2. Nicki, Thanks again for telling me about those web cams! I plan on using the aquarium one in the coming weeks. Love it!! You rock!

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

    1. Thanks girlie!! I know you'll love them!

  3. What an awesome sale! Web cams- love it!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  4. Thanks for sharing those webcams!! What a great idea and perfect timing! We are about to start talking about pets and zoo animals! :)

    ✿ Regina
    Keepin It Krazy