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Nature-Schooling

Nearby Nature is happy to share a variety of resources for “nature-schooling” to help support families and teachers as they explore nature with children all year round. See also Friends and Family Programs for small group nature walks and Learnscape outdoor adventures.

Afternoon/Afterschool On-Site Programs

  • Wonder Keepers — Weekly fall-winter-spring programs at Alton Baker Park for kids 4-5 years old!
  • Natural Neighbors — Weekly fall-winter-spring programs at Alton Baker Park for kids 6-10 years old!

Educational Resources:

  • Explore Activities — Scavenger hunts, nature crafts, science projects, and more available via email and on our website weekly.

Citizen Science:

Click on the links above or see the boxes below for details about these projects. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or feedback about our programs. Thanks!

*Note: All activities subject to modification if COVID-19 health and safety recommendations necessitate changes.

Afternoon/Afterschool Programs

Onsite nature programs for kids based in our Learnscape at Alton Baker Park! Register for Wonder Keepers (4-5 year olds) or Natural Neighbors (6-10 year old) here.

Explore Activities!

Enjoy nature puzzles, scavenger hunts, crafts, and more! New materials posted on our Explore Activities page weekly. If you would like Explore Activities (as PDFs) sent directly to your email, email us your name and note EXPLORE in the comment section.

Natural Neighbors Project

Get to know your natural neighbors! Take photos of whatever is blooming, buzzing, hopping, or chirping in your yard or neighborhood and upload them to our Natural Neighbors project on iNaturalist. It’s easy and fun to participate — learn how here!