Nature Activities!

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!

New activities added this Week: Caterpillars Count / Nature Bingo / Maryland Biodiversity Project / National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour / Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection

Outdoor Exploration:

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

Get Active!

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 TellerAnimal 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

Citizen Science:

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