This month we want to take a moment to highlight, Explore.Org. This free live stream nature/animal webcam site has the potential to bring pure light and joy to your lives! It's definitely brought joy to our lives.
What is Explore.org?
Explore.org describes themselves as, "...the world's leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel." They offer a large collection of well-curated live webcams documenting animal and nature experiences around the world. Many of the webcams are in safe sanctuaries where animals live in their natural habitats, protected from fishermen, hunters, poachers, or predators. In addition, there are plenty of nature feeds for soothing sounds and sights from around the world.
To get started you can head on over to Explore.Org on your device and start exploring! If you're on a phone or tablet you can try downloading their apps from the Apple (for iPad, iPhone & Apple TV), and Google Play stores. Alternately, if your television has the ability to allow casting, you can visit Explore.Org's YouTube page and cast one of their livestream webcams to your television. I recommend checking out the Explore Website Handbook for user tips and guidelines.
How to navigate Explore when you're there
Explore has a variety of webcams for live viewing, at any given time. Not all webcams are live at the same time, due to the differences in timezones where the cameras and their operators live. There are broad topic pages listed at the top of the main page, such as Zen Den, Africa, Oceans, Dog Bless You, Sanctuaries, and several other topics. Click on one of these topics to be taken to a page that contains a variety of live webcams related to that topic. There are also collections of pre-recorded webcam highlights that have been culled by camera operators on these topic pages, as well.
What can you watch on Explore's livestreams?
We've put together a sampling of a few of our favorite livestream webcams, but there are so many more to view and enjoy!
Explore several livestream nature categories to find collections of live cams, such as African Wildlife where you can enjoy a livestream of Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa where animals are grazing in a tranquil setting. Or select the Oceans category where you'll find an Orca livestream from OrcaLab off Hanson Island, British Columbia, Canada where orcas swim in a protected area of the ocean.
Watch livestreams of unique animal categories, such as Dog Bless You, which has a livestream from The Service Dog Project, in Ipswich, Massachusetts, that raises and trains Great Danes to help veterans, adults, and children suffering from emotional and physical disabilities. Or choose the Sanctuaries tab and enjoy a livestream of adorable kittens from Kitten Rescue, in Los Angeles.
Explore.org also has a collection of films showcasing the highlights of their various livestreams. These films vary in length from 1 minutes to several minutes and they are organized by topic to make it easy for kids to find what they are most interested in.
We hope you enjoy exploring all of the unique live animal and nature webcams at Expore.Org. If you have any experience exploring their live webcams, please feel free to tell us about it in the comments section. :Happy Homeschooling, everyone. :)