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When you choose Hybrid Learning at Unity Environmental University, you’re not just taking classes and pursuing your degree; you are joining a network of students that span the globe working towards a common goal.
Hybrid Student Life is as flexible as your learning options. Whether virtual or face to face, the team of leaders within Student Activities provide engaging, community-building opportunities for you at Unity all year long.
Whether you are staying a while, have never set foot in Unity, Maine, or are coming and going as suits you – you can stay connected and share your success and adventures.
When you’re off-campus, stay engaged with a calendar full of virtual events. One of the many things we’ve learned from our quick pivot to online learning during 2020 is that distance is not a barrier we can’t overcome – it’s a connection to making life-long relationships with others who are adventuring through this world together.
In-Person Student Activities
- Board Gaming with the Dean
- Art with the RD
- Party Game Meet Ups with the Dean
- Yard Games with the RD
Virtual Student Activities
Virtual Museum Tours
From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction
On 9/1/1914 the last remaining Passenger Pigeon, named Marth, died at the Cincinnati Zoological Garden. The passenger pigeon was the most populous bird in North America and perhaps the world. The story of how, in less than a century, went from billions to extinct is a story that we should all learn from.
Facing the Past: Malaga Island
Malaga Island was one of Maine’s early African American communities. Maine’s early African American communities are not a well-known part of Maine’s history and the Maine State Museum featured a display on Malaga Island.
Virtual/ VR tour of Fort Knox
Enjoy this 360 Virtual/VR tour of Fort Knox https://www.thinglink.com/mediacard/1246850299109310467
Fort Knox, located about 30 minutes from Unity Environmental University, is the third-largest fort in the United States. Located on the west bank of the Penobscot River in Prospect, Maine, in an area known as the Penobscot Narrows.
During the country’s infancy, Maine was repeatedly involved in northeast border disputes with British Canada. In fact, the area between Castine and the rich lumber city of Bangor was invaded and occupied by the British during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Fort Knox was established in 1844 to protect the Penobscot River Valley against a possible future British naval incursion.
The fort was named for Major General Henry Knox, America’s first Secretary of War. The fort garrisoned its first troops from 1863 to 1866. Troops were also briefly stationed at the fort during the Spanish-American war in 1898, but never saw military action.
British Museum, London
This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home. From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary eras.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
As one of Germany’s largest museums, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t physically be there. This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, of course, the Pergamon Altar.
Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.
MASP, São Paulo
The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Built in 1964, this museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. There are 23 exhibit rooms filled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization.
Star Wars Activity Kit
Check out the PDF instruction guide for the Star Wars Activity Kit.
How to Make Towel Animals
Campus Trees Word Search
Link to word search
Virtual National Park Tours
Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
This virtual tour lets you explore glaciers, fjords, and icebergs located in the Alaskan wilderness. Descend into an icy crevasse, kayak through majestic icebergs, and even see how a glacier melts and the effects that climate change has on this frozen terrain. Kenai Fjords has over 40 glaciers in the Harding Icefield, according to the National Park Service website, and the tour begins with a peek into Exit Glacier, one of the only accessible glaciers by road within the national park.
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
One of the most popular national parks in Hawaii is now totally accessible online. This virtual tour lets you explore the Nahuku Lava Tube, which is a cave formed by flowing lava, which can drain lava from a volcano during an eruption. On the tour, you can also enjoy the stunning view from the volcanic coastal cliffs, “fly” over an active volcano, and see the effects of an eruption from 1959.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
Located in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico, this popular park has over 100 caves. On this virtual tour, you can take a walk through the fascinating caverns, view incredible rock formations, and even see thousands of bats who live in the cave system. You can even “experience” life as a bat thanks to this park’s impressive simulation.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
The beautiful, red and orange hoodoos of this famous desert landscape are now on full display, even if you’re in your living room. This virtual tour centered on Sunset Point lets you enjoy the star-filled night sky from this Dark Sky certified national park, get up close and personal with the park’s unique rock formations, and even take a horseback ride through the canyon from the comfort of your own home.
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
This remote and severely underrated park is located 70 miles west of Key West, according to the National Park Service website. Thanks to this virtual tour, you no longer have to book a seaplane or boat to get there. Visit the Civil War-era Fort Jefferson, swim through the third largest coral reef in the world, and even take an exploratory dive into a shipwreck from 1907.
Board Game Recommendations
Check out recommendations here.
In Endangered the board game, you are working with your fellow conservationists to save tigers and sea otters from extinction. Influence the UN to save the animals and stop environmental destruction.
Game Review Videos to Check Out
Endangered Review with Zee Garcia
In this video, Zee Garcia gives a brief overview of “Endangered” and discusses his final thoughts about the game.
Trekking the National Parks (second edition) Review with Zee Garcia
Zee Garcia is back in this video to share his thoughts on the game, “Trekking the National Parks (second edition).”
Videos to Check Out
Votes for Women
On the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment, explore how the women’s suffrage parade on Washington in 1913 helped women secure the right to vote in the United States.