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Due to the potential spread of the Corona Virus, all SKIL Offices will be closed to visitors and the general public until further notice.

SKIL staff will continue providing services while the offices are closed. Communication, during this time, will take place through phone, email or fax.
If needing to turn in or receive a hire packet and/or other paperwork, we encourage you to send your information by email to your local SKIL office.
When bringing paperwork to SKIL offices during regular business hours, call that office, and someone will come to the door to assist you.

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Things to do to keep active during the social distancing

During this time of social distancing we need to remember the importance of being social, active, and create! Being home all day can create boredom and frustration, the best way to relieve boredom is finding ways to practice leisure and recreation at home. Below are some fun virtual ways to engage your mind, body, soul through creative virtual tours, concerts, and experiences. There are links to free exercise classes, language lessons, culture and more. You can watch a movie with friends online and have a virtual sleepover! Get creative and find ways to get engaged!

Music artists offering virtual concerts

https://www.vulture.com/2020/03/all-musicians-streaming-live-concerts.html

Rend Collective offering live social distancing worship club

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVIGO6_-2Lw

Lindsey Sterling offers a live virtual tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK5Jb1vgrgw

Performing arts

BalletNova Center for Dance: https://www.facebook.com/watch/BalletNovaCenterForDance/

Metropolitan Opera: https://operawire.com/metropolitan-opera-to-offer-up-nightly-met-operastreams/?fbclid=IwAR25AYhgWUpYo4W4iRqTOouDHE4CFvX1k4eOUZDS_2IuAwKJJx2aHV2QI0g

Play Bill – Broadway Shows: https://www.playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicalsyou-can-watch-on-stage-fromhome?fbclid=IwAR3T_jiA09a2134erxIfOpf5BHmohiKBJbw9IbWDaD7dET3QQqd_DHBvGV8

Sing Alongs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzbFVd2WNPybpfMKM1d9t3wUuWik_V79D

 

Virtual art tours

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/what-to-do-at-home-streaming-art-museums-concerts-coronavirus-trnd/index.html

Art Institute of Chicago: http://www.openculture.com/2018/10/art-institute-chicago-puts-44000works-art-online-view-high-resolution.html?fbclid=IwAR3OKwIe_h5mzurhO9VMQX7V2M7l0ceOcAbaTMhUFIrOybvG3woeHzKkzc

PAINTING AND SCULPTURE https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfYVzk0sNiGHp2Aj1di-ETXG3ZOXXCRwz

Brainscoop from Chicago’s Field Museum of Chicago: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop

Take a virtual Zoo tour!

Cincinnati Hippo enclosure:

https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/646073945952924/?t=8

Live animal cams!

Live Cams at Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta 6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo Georgia Aquarium Jellyfish Beluga Whales more

Exercise studios and gyms offering free classes through live stream.

Cardio, Yoga, bootcamps and more!

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-free-online-workout-gyms-live-stream-classes-during-outbreak/

Take a hike!

Take a virtual hike: http://www.gcpano.org/how-to/take-a-virtual-hike/

A walk in the woods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkwSp_OSXPY

Guided Imagery for mindfulness practice

Collection of Calming virtual arts and culture experiences: //medium.com/@andrewrecinos/let-culture-calm-you-66156d16cc59?fbclid=IwAR1Vp_NRPUdXJwx3umKpQLwkuPt5XSDjsgBT-LAPUAGd7JZ8_ZoGRsIWZgQ">https://medium.com/@andrewrecinos/let-culture-calm-you-66156d16cc59

Guided Imagery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1rRo6cgM_E&t=143s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcdbCphVa1g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y70O2vEP1FE

You can also download the Breath App for your phones for extra mindfulness and relaxation practice.

Continue learning!

Poetry Read by Celebrities: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq86vWqtInbNUAGYUXULBC2qyVDaXqXF

Science: https://www.zooniverse.org/

Nature/Outdoor fun and learning: https://wildtimelearning.com/

Facts videos about animals: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOHbM4GGWADc5bZgvbivvttAuWGow6h05 &app=desktop Cincinnati Zoo

British Museum podcasts on civilizations found objects: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nrtd2/episodes/downloads?page=4

Presidents of the United States: https://www.coolkidfacts.com/us-president-facts/

Presidential Fun Facts: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/presidential-funfacts/

National Geographic for kids: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip Mud Volcano Mammoth Hot Springs Mammoth Hot Springs Yellowstone National Park

MARS!!! Explore the surface of Mars 360 Mode They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view!

U.S. Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, AL Saturn 5 Rocket YouTube

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips Polar Bears and the Tundra Social Emotional Skills STEM manufacturing

Laern a new language!

Learn 48 new languages  http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons

Virtual language schools: https://www.fluentu.com/blog/virtual-language-school/

Download Dualingo and learn a new language for free: https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Travel the world!

The Louvre The Louvre

The Great Wall of China Virtual Tour

Play online with friends!

Watch movies online with friends: https://www.wptv.com/entertainment/how-to-have-movie-or-game-night-with-friends-while-social-distancing

Board games to play online with friends: https://www.boston.com/culture/entertainment/2020/03/18/board-games-online-with-friends

Popular board games and card games to play online with friends: https://lifehacker.com/you-can-play-these-games-online-with-friends-1842347093

Play Jackbox games online with friends: https://jackboxgames.com/how-to-play-jackbox-games-with-friends-and-family-remotely/

 

- by Leanne Murrillo, CTRS, Socialization through Recreation Coordinator, Empowering Youth Transition Coordinator
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