Visit a Florida State Park from Home
While many Florida State Parks have recently re-opened with limited capacity, capacity and amenities, there are virtual options that you can explore from your home if you aren’t quite ready to venture out. From watching manatees and fish swim at Blue Springs State Park or Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to enjoying the calming views of Panama City Beach from St. Andrews State Park, there are several webcam options for you to choose from. This is a great idea for Florida residents who prefer to have a relaxing holiday weekend indoors or non-residents who are looking for a Florida Fix.
Participate in a Free Virtual Race
Exercise for a good cause by signing up for the Fight COVID-19 Virtual Race today. The goal for this virtual race is to stay active while maintaining social distance. You can even feel connected to the community of other runners by submitting words of encouragement to get through the pandemic for your chance to win a free prize! Visit The Best Races website to learn more about the options for this virtual race including a customizable backdrop and certificate of completion.
Enjoy National Scavenger Hunt Day
Sunday, May 24th is National Scavenger Hunt Day and Let’s Roam, a company dedicated to helping people explore and connect with the world and others around them, has set its sights on a new World Record. They are, literally, inviting everyone on Planet Earth to join them in breaking the record for the World’s Largest Scavenger Hunt … ever. For 24 hours, the estimated two-hour hunt will be open to registrants who can scavenge while practicing social distancing in their own homes. The hunt will be facilitated through the Let’s Roam app. Cost to take part is $39.99 per person or $149.99 for a group of four. This includes access, photos from the hunt, a commemorative t-shirt and a record-breaking attempt certificate. More information and registration details can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-scavenger-hunt-day-help-break-the-world-record-100-at-home-tickets-103481140878?aff=landingpage
Watch the National Memorial Day Concert
Honor our servicemen and women by watching the award-winning National Memorial Day Concert at home. The concert will be hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise feature a star-studded lineup including Esai Morales and the National Symphony Orchestra. The concert will feature a special twist, honoring everyone currently fighting COVID-19 from hospital patients to healthcare workers, in addition to those who have served our country. Tune in to enjoy the musical performances and heartfelt dedications streaming on your local PBS channel, PBS.org, YouTube and Facebook at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 24th.
Stream a Virtual Ceremony Honoring Veterans
Celebrate our veterans by watching a Memorial Day ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25th. Make the day even more memorable by visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund website to dedicate a personal video message to share with the VVFM community. You can also take a virtual tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to learn more about the memorial.
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