Daily Diversions

Every weekday at 12pm we will post a Daily Diversion to help parents and kids find entertaining and enriching activities to do during this time off from school.  Each day of the week will feature a different theme: Discover, Exercise, Solve, Experiment and Compete.

  • Monday -  DISCOVER Virtual museum/zoo tours
  • Tuesday -  EXERCISE Exercise/dance/yoga
  • Wednesday - SOLVE Puzzles/solitaire games/creative
  • Thursday - EXPERIMENT Home science experiments
  • Friday - COMPETE Minute to win it games

If you have any suggestions for future Daily Diversions please contact us at recreation@uniontownship.com.

  1. Discover
  2. Exercise
  3. Solve
  4. Experiment
  5. Compete

Mon. March 23 - Visit the Air & Space Museum

Today’s daily diversion from Union Recreation is out of this world… the Google Arts & Culture app gives families awesome access to some of the world’s most beloved museums.  Today we’re highlighting the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum.  There are currently 49 online exhibits available to view, including “Toys Inspired by the Space Shuttle” and “The Perplexing Problem of Designing Gloves for Space.”  Each exhibit, which features high quality images or videos along with short descriptions, takes only a few minutes to scroll through.  The Google Arts & Culture feature can be accessed by an iOS/Android app or it can be viewed on your computer by visiting: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/smithsonian-national-air-and-space-museum?hl=en

Mon March 30 - Union County Falcon Cam

Today’s daily diversion from Union Recreation takes you up, up and away… Did you know that there is a peregrine falcon nest atop the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth?  According to Audubon, peregrine falcons nearly disappeared decades ago but have been reintroduced throughout North America and their populations are recovering.  One of the world’s fastest birds, peregrine falcons are believed to be capable of speeds of about 200mph when hunting their prey.  The female falcon who lives in the nest at the courthouse just recently started laying eggs so her and her partner are now taking turns incubating the eggs. Audubon says the eggs are typically incubated for about 32-35 days so in about a month you just might see those eggs hatching!  The livestream is available free of charge on the County website, at www.ucnj.org/falcon. Don’t forget to check out the comments as other eagle-eyed viewers will help you understand what you’re seeing and let you know if you missed anything since the last time you checked the livestream.  For more information about peregrine falcons, visit the Audubon website to read more: https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/peregrine-falcon.