The latest collection of Airbnb Online Experiences features a “Socially Conscious Story Time,” featuring filmmaker, actress and activist Olivia Wilde. (Supplied)
The short-term rental platform Airbnb today launched a new collection of Online Experiences in the form of virtual excursions, designed for those with children in charge to complement their learning from home during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
This initiative arises as a support for those parents who are concerned that their children will lose important development opportunities with the cancellation of extracurricular activities from schools.
Through the latest collection of Airbnb Online Experiences, parents can now invite their children on a virtual journey of discovery with some of the world's brightest hosts. Special activities will include “Decoding the Science of 2020,” featuring mechanical engineer and television host Bill Nye; a “Story Time with a Social Consciousness”, with filmmaker, actress and activist Olivia Wilde, among many others.
“We want everyone, especially children, to be curious,” Nye said in a press release. “Asking questions and seeking answers is the way we make discoveries and learn about the world around us. We will encourage questions and share data with a new generation on some of this year's hottest science topics. It will be great, “he said.
Families can now gain unique access to more than 75 online extracurricular experiences hosted in more than 20 countries around the world, including:
International extracurricular experiences
How to make a traditional Mexican piñata
Fun improv class with games for beginners
Create Mexican stories with art
Traditions of the Day of the Dead in Mexico
Learn about bees to save them
Meet the Mexican water dog Axolotl
Enjoy Experiences of other cultures in Spanish, such as:
· Discover Buenos Aires Street Art & Sketch!
Spend a day in Paris with a Parisian
Make vegan brownies with the family
Experiment with volcanoes of colored pasta and chocolate
Archeology of the leaves
Tortuguero and the green turtle
Experience life on one foot, with a Paralympic athlete
Some experiences in other languages are:
Identify leopards with a safari guide
Learn about origami and the essence of Japan
Dive under the sea with a shark expert
Learn about space with an astronomer
Discover the science of swimming with an Olympic medalist
Learn sign language through games
“As a mother of young children, this year I faced the challenges of homeschooling with my own family,” Wilde said. “Now more than ever I believe that the stories we tell our children are an integral part of who they will be tomorrow. I am delighted to offer this Experience to encourage storytelling and foster empathy, awareness and curiosity. ”
These Online Experiences will range from $ 7 to $ 100 and can be accessed starting today at airbnb.com/fieldtrips.