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Wind Turbines on a Wind Farm

EcoSense for Living from PBS Learning

Attention Earthlings! Learn About Eco-Initiatives To Help You Tread Lighter and Improve Your Quality of Life Topic: Sustainability, Waste, Recycling, Endangered Species, Clean Air Type: Online Learning, Streamable Content Back…

Ladybug in Hand

We’re Going on a Bug Hunt!

Students Will Observe and Identify the Bugs in Their Area Topic: Garden, Outdoor Exploration, Nature | Type: Outdoor Learning Back to All Resources Get to know your 6-legged neighbors on…

Students in a Garden Classroom

Searching for Secret Specimens

Create Scientific Drawings of Secret Specimens Found in Your Backyard, Then Send a Friend Out to Find Your Specimen! Topic: Plant Characteristics, Life Science, Drawing, Art, Nature | Type: Outdoor…

Students Classify Produce From Their Garden

Sensory Scavenger Hunt

Get The Wiggles Out, Activate All Five Senses and Engage the Whole Body in This Outdoor Sensory Hunt Topic: Five Senses, Observing Nature, Nature, Literacy| Type: Outdoor Learning Back to…

Colorful Root Vegetable Drawing

Become an Author and Illustrator-Create Your Own Book!

Create Your Own Version of the Book ‘Eating a Rainbow’ Topic: Nutrition, Literacy, Food, Plants, Art | Type: Outdoor or Indoor Learning Back to All Resources Add some color to…

Mushroom Spores Growing Out of a Log

Making a Mushroom Spore Print

Get a Glimpse of the Mysterious World of Fungi! Topic: Fungi, Life Cycles, Science | Type: Blended Outdoor and Indoor Learning Back to All Resources Harvest mushroom caps found in…

Young People Using a Sun Map

Creating a Sun Map of the Garden

Students Will Use Their Garden To Chart and Create Sun Maps Topic: Gardening, Outdoor Exploration, Nature | Type: Outdoor Learning Back to All Resources This activity that can be completed…

Many Different Shapes

Outdoor Shape Hunt

“I Spy” and Shape Hunt in the Garden. Topic: Math, Art, Shapes, Observing Nature, Drawing Back to All Resources Observe and record shapes in an outdoor shape hunt. Students will…

Observing Flowers

Adopt a Seasonal Plant

Engage Students in Groundwater Education with these Lessons for Families and Educators Topic: Nature, Science, Observations | Type: Blended Indoor & Outdoor Learning Back to All Resources Adopting a Seasonal…

Ice Cube pyramid

Competing in an Ice Cube Race

Investigate Heat Production and the Effects of Heating and Cooling in this Engineering Challenge Topic: Heat, Science, Observations | Type: Outdoor Learning Back to All Resources Get your scientist outside…

Ladybugs on a Leaf

How Do Animals Survive in our Garden?

Compare the Basic Needs of Plants and Animals, Then Design a Solution to Ensure These Needs Are Met Topic: Nature, Science, Observations | Type: Outdoor Learning Back to All Resources…

Creating SHelter in the Woods

Fort Building: What Do Humans Need to Survive?

Learn About the Survival Needs of Animals, Then Create a Prosperous Habitat in Your Own Yard or Garden Topic: Nature, Engineering, Observations | Type: Outdoor Learning Back to All Resources…