At Home Learning Engagements

STEAM activities for the whole family!

Have fun and explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with these simple activities designed to support at-home learners of all ages. Great activities to add to your virtual curriculum too. Keep checking back for new activities added each month. 

@Home Learning Activities 

Toad Abobes: Create a safe and shady abode for the toads living in your backyard and neighborshood. Download the activity sheet (scroll down)

Tracking Tracks: Search out and identify the various animal tracks you find in your yard, neighborhood, local park, or nearby beach. Download the activity sheet (scroll down) 

Teaching Tuesday Episodes

Make your own T-Shirt bag: A fun activity to promote "reuse and repurposing" behaviors and give old t-shirts new life as a reusable bag. Aired on April 7, 2020.

Create a Nature Print: An activity that blends art and science. Learn how to print natural objects to create unique pieces of art, all while learning about nature. Aired on April 14, 2020.

Conduct a Nature Interview: A fun language arts and science activity that encourages close observation of an object in nature and the creation of interview questions the object can "answer" without speaking. Aired on April 21, 2020.

Play Bird Bingo: An activity that uses observation and friendly competition to support learning in your own backyard or neighborhood park. Aired on May 5, 2020. 

Investigate a Skull: Generate "I Notice and I Wonder" statements during this activity that investigates a bird skull. Discover features that help the "mystery bird" survive in its estuary habitat. Aired on May 19, 2020.

International Nature Journaling Week (June 1-7, 2020): Join this worldwide celebration of nature by staring up, or adding to, your own nature journal. Nature Journaling is a way to observe, study and document nature using your art, science, math, and literacy skills. Aired on June 2, 2020

Listen to a Soundscape: Learn how scientists study sound and explore the various sounds found within your pwn home, backyard or neighboring park. Aired on June 16, 2020.

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