Pima County Additional Resources
Last updated 6/10/2020
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- Arizona Public Media, Southern Arizona’s local PBS and NPR stations, has a free digital collection of learning resources that are aligned to state standards for children in pre-k through 12th grade called PBS Learning Media. The site has PBS videos, interactive activities and lesson plans that educators and parents can access.
- Bear Essentials News has a list of summer camps to check out this year (both in-person and virtual options): bearessentialnews.com/summer-camps/tucson.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson: Frank & Edith Morton Clubhouse at 3155 East Grant Road is open to strictly provide emergency childcare to youth (ages 5-12) of essential/critical service community workers during the closure. In partnership with Tucson Unified School District Meal Services, breakfast and lunch will be served daily. They will also be launching BGCT Clubhouse on the Go virtual program connections via social media to connect and engage with existing Club Members and Families for the duration of the closures. Visit their website to register for day camp for children of essential/critical service community workers and for virtual “On the Go” programming. Learn more: bgctucson.org.
- Digital Movies: Access several streaming services with your library card, including Kanopy, where you can find thousands of films. You can watch 10 movies per month, and the collection includes foreign language films, indie and film festival favorites and documentaries. There is also a Kanopy Kids.
- Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona is moving its summer scouting adventures online with Camp Log On, a virtual camp experience! They are offering six weeks of Camp Log On from June 1–July 10. Each camp has a fun and exciting theme. Once registered, supplies for camp projects will be mailed to your home. Learn more: girlscoutssoaz.org.
- Oro Vally Parks & Recreation: Follow Oro Vally Parks & Recreation on Facebook for free online fitness classes, craft ideas, fun activites and more! Learn more: facebook.com/OroValleyParksandRec.
- Pima Air & Space Museum: Will be reopening on June 15. Regular summer hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the last admission at 1 p.m. Learn more: pimaair.org.
- Pima County Public Library locations have reopened for limited in-person services (holds pickup, limited computer use, copying and faxing). The following locations are open for holds pickup only: Caviglia-Arivaca, Dewhirst-Catalina, El Pueblo, Himmel Park, Kirk-Bear Canyon, Quincie Douglas, Sahuarita, Santa Rosa, Sam Lena-South Tucson, and Southwest. Visits to the library will be limited to 30 minutes, so plan for a short visit. Wifi is on from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and can be reached in the parking lot. Library staff ask that you do not congregate with others around the buildings. Meeting and study rooms are still closed until further notice.
- #ThisIsTucson Book Club on Facebook offers you an opportunity to connect with other readers who love books and Tucson.
- Tucson YMCA: providing programming all summer long, campers will prevent summer learning loss by partaking in hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) projects. They are also bringing back some of their favorite camp traditions to ensure a memorable and rewarding experience for all. Staff at each site will keep groups of 12 kids or less, aged 5-12 years old. First week of camp began May 26 and will continue until August 7. Learn more: tucsonymca.org.
- United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has an evolving list of all meetings or events that will be cancelled, postponed or held virtually. Community resources for children’s meals are included. They will also be updating this page with any relief or emergency funding assistance as it becomes available. https://www.unitedwaytucson.org/public_health.
- Other Resources: A local counselor, CC White, has put together and is regularly updating a big resource list of ideas and links to keep kids engaged and to learn new things. The list includes links to hear books read aloud by authors, actors and astronauts, virtual field trips and art activities.
Breakfast and lunch is available for students at the following locations:
- Pima County Libraries
- Amphitheater School District
- Catalina Foothills School District
- Flowing Wells School District
- Marana Unified School District
- Sahuarita School District
- Sunnyside School District
- Tucson Unified School District
- Tanque Verde School District
- Vail School District
There is an interactive map available at azhealthzone.org or text FOOD to 877877.