We hope these family friendly resources will help you get outside, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, reduce stress and improve overall health! We will be adding new activities and resources weekly. As a reminder, the Conservancy’s four miles of trails and grounds are open dawn to dusk daily. As usual, outside is a great place to be!
Do you love the outdoors? Do you want to help protect animals and plants? Looking for an outside activities that are fun for the whole family? Explore your backyard, neighborhood or local park with these fun activities.
Nature Bingo – Courtesy of Mass Audubon / Bird Bingo – Courtesy of Mass Audubon / Neighborhood Nature – Courtesy of Audubon Naturalist Society` / Beetlemania Scavenger Hunt – Courtesy of Mass Audubon / Bug Bingo – Courtesy or Mass Audubon / Nature Scavenger Hunt: Scavenger Hunt in English / Scavenger Hunt in Spanish / Scavenger Hunt in Korean / Junior Naturalist Workbook / Howard County’s 20 Minute Cleanup / Water Scavenger Hunt: Scavenger Hunt in English / Scavenger Hunt in Spanish / Flower and Bee Observations – Courtesy of MD DNR / Tracks, Scat and Sign Activities
Stay active and connected to nature through fun indoor and outdoor activites!
Quarantine Homeschool Yoga / Animal Yoga – Courtesy of the Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation / Movement Scavenger Hunt / Garden Yoga / Earth Day Yoga – courtesy of Kids Yoga Stories
Nature and Science at Home:
Bring nature and science alive through these fun experiments and activities!
Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection – Courtesy of kidwings.com / Plants at Work Crossword – Courtesy of Audubon.org / Guess the nest! / Density Rainbow – Adapted from www.thoughtco.com / Flower Dissection – courtesy of the Teacher Information Desert Discovery Class 2000 ASDM / Kitchen Science: Kitchen Science in English / Kitchen Science in Spanish – courtesy of www.babbledabbledo.com / DIY Rain Gauge – courtesy of theimaginationtree.com / Bee and Butterfly Anatomy – courtesy of MD DNR / Leaf Activities
Nature Arts & Crafts:
Looking to bring the outdoors in? Enjoy nature crafts utilizing basic supplies that you likely already have at home or that can be found outside!
Spring Peeper Coloring Page / High School Nature Photo Contest: May 1 – May 31 / Great Blue Heron Coloring Page – Courtesy of Maryland DNR / Bat Mask – courtesy of batcon.org / Leaf Rubbing Collages – courtesy of www.mamapapabubba.com / Animal Fortune Teller – Animal Fortune Teller in English / Animal Fortune Teller in Spanish / Nature Weaving – courtesy of www.craftiments.com / Nature Journaling / Spring Suncatchers – courtesy of www.icanteachmychild.com / Maryland STEM Festival Art Contest
Help scientists with data collection! People just like you are collecting data by taking photos of clouds or streams, documenting changes in nature and using smartphone sensors to help scientists monitor water and air quality among other projects.
Caterpillars Count! / Maryland Biodiversity Project / Merlin / Creek Critters / Project Trees / iNaturalist / BudBurst / SciStarter April citizen science events, webinars and other online happenings / Nature’s Notebook app
Videos and Virtual Tours:
These videos and virtual tours will make nature come alive from the comfort of your couch! Travel to new places virtually and see what you discover!
National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour / Mighty Women Filmfest / Native Plant Garden Tour / Backyard Biodiversity / Meet the Conservancy’s Beekeeper! / Meet the Conservancy’s Eastern Screech Owl! / Meet Ranger the Conservancy’s Barred Owl! / Meet the Conservancy’s Snakes! / DC Environmental Film Festival / National Marine Sanctuaries Virtual Dives / Spring Blooming Along the Susquehanna