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
Flower and Bee Observations – Courtesy of MD DNR
Stay active and connected to nature through fun indoor and outdoor activites!
Animal Yoga – Courtesy of the Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation
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
Density Rainbow – Adapted from www.thoughtco.com
Flower Dissection – courtesy of the Teacher Information Desert Discovery Class 2000 ASDM
DIY Rain Gauge – courtesy of theimaginationtree.com
Bee and Butterfly Anatomy – courtesy of MD DNR
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!
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
Nature Weaving – courtesy of www.craftiments.com
Spring Suncatchers – courtesy of www.icanteachmychild.com
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.
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!