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Nearby Nature is happy to share a variety of resources for “nature-schooling” to help support families and teachers during this challenging time. Check here for our special message to families and teachers.

In-Person On-Site Programs

Virtual Programs:

Educational Resources:

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 ideas for how we can help you even more or if you have feedback about our existing programs. Thanks!

*Note: With COVID-19 health and safety recommendations in constant flux, please take into account any changes in local, state, or national policies that might impact activities suggested on our website, especially with respect to social distancing, spending time outside, or visiting public parks and natural areas.

Nearby Nature Live!

Live nature programs for kids start in late April — from our yards to yours! Check out what’s on the schedule here. Email us if you have ideas for future programs that would be helpful for your family!

Explore Activities!

Enjoy nature puzzles, scavenger hunts, craft ideas, and more! New materials posted on our Explore Activities page every Monday and Thursday. If you would like Explore Activities (as PDFs) sent directly to your email, email us your name and note EXPLORE PAGES 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!