We All Live Downstream: Using paper, markers and a spray bottle, create a mini-watershed model to learn more about how water flows.
iNaturalist: What Lives in Our Neighborhood?: Adult supervision not required for middle school students. Using your smart phone, get acquainted with the organisms in your neighborhood using this popular and easy-to-use nature app. Budding photographers welcome!
Shadow Mapping: Is your shadow always the same? What affects how long it is? Do this easy experiment using sidewalk chalk to inspire learnings about the sun and the shadows it makes!
Animal Adaptation Challenge: Pick a habitat and get creative! Invent a new creature using science and your imagination, and a little competition if you have a few family members around!
Observing Our World: This in-depth activity will guide observations of the natural world with an introductory game, drawings and inquiry! Curiosity and paper required!
Natural Objects Memory Game: This short activity will promote exploration and test kids' skills of observation. Can be combined with Sound Mapping, too!
What is Phenology?: Phenology is the science of the seasons. This introduction can lead to daily observations and recordings about the world around you!
Map My Neighborhood: Walk a familiar route in your neighborhood but this time, stop to look and record what's there! Lay the foundation for a sense of place in this simple spatial mapping activity.