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Energy from the Sun

What colors and materials absorb more energy from the sun?

Trees as Habitats

Investigate what lives in and around trees.

The Fallen Log

Students will gain an understanding of how decomposition takes place while closely observing microhabitats and the organisms that create a community in these places.

Shapes of Land, Bodies of Water

What shapes of land and bodies of water can you find?

Video Investigation: iNaturalist Tutorial

Learn how to use iNaturalist with a VINS Environmental Educator.

Video Investigation: Nest Box Checking

Join a VINS Environmental Educator to learn more about the species of birds who inhabit our nest boxes.

Video Investigation: Fallen Logs

Explore the microhabitat of a decaying log

Fern and Moss Field Trip

Explore how ferns and mosses change throughout the spring, into the summer and fall.

Video Investigation: Pitfall Traps

Make your own Pitfall Trap to see what organisms live under the forest floor.

Singing Frog Puppet Show

Join in on the Signing Frog Puppet show!

Video Investigation: Tour of the VINS Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation

Tour VINS Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation with Wildlife Keeper Bren.

Video Investigation: Phenology Notebook

VINS Science Educator will show you how to record your observations in a phenology notebook.

"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