Nature-based learning resources for children from the USFS

Our friends at the US Forest Service have provided us with some links to outdoor-based educational information for kids.  There’s some really great stuff in here!

This list was compiled by Kimberly Winter, NatureWatch National Program Manager

Environment for the Americas Bilingual educational items teaching about bird conservation):

Natural Inquirer teaches children about the scientific process and nature using science standards. They have materials from elementary through high school, with some in Spanish also:

Mister G bilingual music artist has wonderful sing-along videos for children, a book about Monarch migration called Senorita Mariposa, and is working on some new material to help parents and kids get through the pandemic:

Into the Outdoors is outside-oriented, with some curricula for elementary, middle, and high school students:

Discover the Forest has activities for kids and can give people places to go (once parks are open again):

NatureWatch USFS will be posting these and other websites/resources in its social media posts (they show up at the website feed too) as soon as they get them:

Pollinator Partnership hosts annual Pollinator Week and has an entire curriculum for grades 3-6, plus tons of pollinator and flower-themed activities for children of all ages:

Project EduBat has a lot of bat-themed activities:

FSNatureLIVE is geared towards middle schoolers with science-based curricula and student-led videos on themes such as pollinators, bats, climate change, etc:


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