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.
Here are some activities to try at home
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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!
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
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