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Activities for Homeschooling

Nature at HOme 

You don’t have to travel to exotic parks to study nature - you have plenty of plants and animals close to home.  Whether its right in your yard or a short walk away, adventure awaits. Here’s some activity ideas to get you started.

Phenology - the study of nature over time

This is a perfect Nature at Home activity.  You can check in with the weather and your sit spot each day or each week  - whatever your schedule allows.  You can keep track of your research in a journal.

Phenology ideas will be found here soon!

Fabulous Frogs

Here are some activities to try at home

Fabulous Frogs (pdf)

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Mini-beast safari

Take this time to discover what small critters live around your house - you don’t  have to travel to find wildlife if you are willing to look closely.  Try these easy and fun activity ideas at home with your kids:  Mini-Beast Safari .pdf

Maryland Department of Natural Resources has developed some activities

Maryland DNR Education Activities 


Share your nature observation through iNaturalist 


iNaturalist 101 - Exploring Biodiversity at Home (April 9th)

Exploring Nature with Kids: Virtual Learning with iNaturalist & Seek  (Train the Trainer, for Teachers, Parents, Youth Leaders)

How to Take Quality Photos for iNaturalist  (April 23)

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