Illustrated Nature Scavenger Hunt


This is a fun and easy outdoor activity for ages K-5. The pictures make it easy to understand and clue students into where to look for wildlife. The hunt motivates students to look closer at their surroundings so that discoveries can be made that otherwise would have been missed. Can be done on a forest walk or in a wooded park next to school.

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Schoolyard Scavenger Hunt


Scavenger Hunts are a great way to explore your local area and an opportunity to get kids outside!

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Terrestrial Insect Collection Kit


Category: Bugs Collecting and studying insects is a great way to get outside and explore your schoolyard or local natural area because insects live anywhere there are trees, shrubs, or grass. Insect collection can be a meaningful way to engage students in an inquiry project and there are endless ways to extend your collection activity into writing, art, adaptation studies, and ecology. This kit provides everything you need to go on an exciting, hands-on, insect collecting adventure with your students. CHECK OUT: Kits may be checked out for two weeks and are available at our Portland office. In

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Animal Tracks Kit


The Animal Tracks kit has materials for students to learn about track patterns and gaits, make their own tracks, and develop skills to identify tracks in the wild.

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Animal Signs and Observations Kit


The Animal Signs and Observations kit contains a variety of exciting animal artifacts such as pelts and skulls.

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Explore Birds Kit


The Explore Birds kit provides materials to support and enrich a unit on birds.

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Beaver Adaptation Kit


The Beaver Adaptation kit contains materials for students to rotate through hands-on stations while exploring beaver artifacts and learning how beavers thrive in their habitat. Supplies include: 1. Beaver skull and pelt 2. Chewed sticks, laminated pictures of scat, rubber track molds, beaver track stencils, track stamps 3. Beaver dress-up kit (3 sets): items that resemble adaptations 4. The Beaver Pond by Alvin Tresselt 5. Coloring sheets NGSS Connections: K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. 2-LS4-1. Make observations of

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