While kids are home from school at this time, we want to provide opportunities to educate and connect!
Watch the videos below, and then have fun doing an activity that reinforces the lesson in the video.
“What is a Watershed?” Featuring the EnviroScape: What we do on land impacts the quality of the water we drink. Watch this hands-on demonstration of how pollutants get into our drinking water, and then create your own watershed at home.
Storytime With Heritage Conservancy: Gather round, it’s storytime! Follow a current of water as it starts out in one of the the teeniest sources (a brook) and flows to the largest body of water (the ocean). There is a lot to learn along the way! This story is a great add-on to the EnviroScape demonstration video above. Happy reading!
Destress With This Mindfulness Moment: This #AtHomeWithNature is perfect for kids and adults alike! Take 5 minutes to destress and find inner calm as Shannon guides us all through a mindfulness moment with the peaceful attributes of nature.
Rain, Rain…A Hands-on Precipitation Demonstration: Learn where precipitation comes from! Watch this demonstration with Shannon as she makes a cloud and then makes it rain.
Signs of Spring: Get outside and look for the signs of spring…flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the spring sun is calling your name!☀️ We always appreciate nature, but it is especially important for all of us to connect with it now. Nature can provide a sense of peace and help alleviate stress and anxiety. We hope that getting outside to look for little signs of spring helps you to stay grounded!
Whose Tracks Are Those?: Get ready, kids, we’re going on a bear hunt! Follow along with Shannon as she discovers and identifies animal tracks, all while on the search for the golden fleece: a BEAR! Will she find one?
Backyard Bingo: We have a great learning activity for the kids to do outside, and Backyard Bingo is its name-o!
Video: Shannon explains how to set up the bingo board using sidewalk chalk https://www.facebook.com/heritageconservancy/videos/817997972018446/
Activity: And you can pair it with the sheet provided here https://heritageconservancy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Backyard-Bingo_final.pdf