At-Home Education Resources

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  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Grades K - 5
  • Pre K
  • Virtual

Magic Milk

Mix colors in this engaging activity and see what happens!

VINS Nature Center Virtual Visit

Are you unable to visit VINS due to COVID-19 restrictions? Get an up-close VINS experience – virtually!

Video Investigation: Weather Journals

Weather Journals: In this video, students will see an example weather journal and learn how they can make their own to use at home.

Aquatic Insect Hunt

Go looking for a variety of insects that call a river home.

VINS Nature Camp: Campfire Stories

FRIDAYS AT 3:00 PM – Tune in for weekly Campfire stories with VINS Nature Camp!

Sound Scavenger Hunt

How many different types of sounds can you hear outside?

Build a Nature Mandala

Design a beautiful mandala using natural materials.

Outdoor Learning Resources

Education resources for outdoor learning this fall.

Video Investigation: Naturalist Walk

Walk through the forest and experience nature’s transition from winter to spring!

Water and Ice Investigations

Hands on PreK investigations of water and ice.

Writing Prompt: My Favorite Day in the Woods

Write about your favorite day in the woods.

Rock Walk

Go on an outdoor adventure to find unique rocks!

"As the school year winds down, I just want to take a moment to say thank you for creating and sharing lessons and videos during this time of distance learning.  We included them in our weekly plans, and the kids and their families really enjoyed them.  Not only were the lessons/videos engaging and fun, but we knew in sharing them with our families that we were giving them high quality learning opportunities.  Your work and effort is/was greatly appreciated!"

Kindergarten Teacher, Hartland Elementary School

"We just finished our virtual field trip! It was AWESOME! My class was so enthralled and asked great questions! Nathan was an excellent presenter and the kids can't wait to visit over the summer. Thank you again for the opportunity to do this. Even though we could not be there in person, it was a great trip!"

Fifth Grade Teacher, White River School