Science & Nature Activities for Cooped Up Kids
Finding ways to engage your child at home during school closures can be challenging. We’re here to help! Use our weekly hands-on activities and quests to explore nature and science. A combination of indoor and outdoor activities will ease cabin fever. While being in nature has been shown to decrease stress and boost creativity, use your best judgement and follow local recommendations for being outside.
Week 1 – Diversity
From their dinosaur ancestors, birds have evolved into an amazingly diverse group. Discover diversity and adaptation through fun hands-on activities. Take the quest and share your experiences with our Facebook community!
Week 2 – Courtship
Known for their glorious songs and early dawn choruses, birds rely heavily on sound. Why are they so noisy? Find out as we explore the first two stages of the nesting cycle in this week’s activities and quests.
Week 3 – Life Cycles: Nests and Eggs
What do leaves, twigs, mud and hair have in common? They’re all used in nest building! Explore life cycles by engaging in hands-on activities and quests all around nests and eggs.
Chose from a list of exciting weekly quest options to engage the entire family! Complete one or all quests and share your findings.