Discover live webcams, films, and pictures of animals and natural wonders around the world with explore.org. Students can see a Bald Eagle's nest, watch for whales off the coast of Alaska, and view the African Plains without leaving your classroom.
To get started, visit: http://explore.org/
You will see the currently featured live camera (for me it was a Bald Eagle nest in California). Explore the different live cams by clicking on the "live cams" link on the top left corner.
If you click on a camera that happens to be "off-season", you will see a message across the top of the screen and a highlights video of their best footage. See my example below:
One of the best features about explore.org is the information it provides along with the live views. You can see the current weather, location, and time of that location. Click on the "i" symbol to open up additional information about that location.
See something unique on the live camera? Click on the camera icon to take a screenshot of the camera. This will give you an image you can download or share via link.
If your students are researching habitats or biomes, explore.org would be a wonderful resource for your students to do live investigations and document their findings with snapshots.
Explore.org also has a blog with information about upcoming events and live chats with researchers.
I hope you discover new wonders with explore.org!