Virtual Science Programs

Here are some fantastic science programs for families. Each site lists various programs for age groups.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk:

This aquarium has created marine science lessons; some are for kids of all ages while others target specific grades.

USGS Science Explorer:

Find loads of science lessons in this topical directory by the US Geological Survey.

Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration:

This site offers daily free, interactive, live-streamed programs for kids in grades K-6. Programs come from universities, zoos, aquariums, museums, authors, and more!

Distance Learning and Students with Disabilities: Resources for Parents and Educators

Please view the following links to articles and websites on suggestions for helping students with disabilities with distance learning.

How to Help Students with a Hearing Impairment:

5 Accessibility Actions You Can Take When You’re Moving Your Conference or Classes Online:

Our Virtual Resource Guide

Welcome to CPL’s Virtual Resource Guide! The purpose of this guide is to provide a compilation of free educational online resources aimed towards students of all ages, parents, and educators.


We are living in a unique time where most circumstances are well beyond anyone’s control thanks to COVID-19. For almost every student, this means that school has been moved to distance learning for the remainder of the school year. For parents, it means trying to balance working from home (or having to go to work if they are considered essential personnel) and, at the same time, working with their kids to ensure they are completing their assigned school work. It can be incredibly challenging for parents to balance all of this right now! And for educators, this change means having to adapt to teaching students via distance learning from home.

Libraries are repositories of information; therefore, it is our mission to make resources available to everyone. We hope that you will find our ever-evolving guide to be useful, educational, and fun, and we encourage feedback and comments on our posts.