At-Home Education Resources

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Investigating Decomposers

What types of decomposers are all around us?

VINS Nature Center Virtual Visit

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

Energy from the Sun

What colors and materials absorb more energy from the sun?

Investigating Shadows

What do you notice about shadows at different times of the day?

Investigating Rocks

What can we learn by looking at different layers of rocks?

How Big is Your Tree?

Students measure trees in different ways and become familiar with the tree’s scale and structure.

Outdoor Learning Resources

Education resources for outdoor learning this fall.

Facebook Live: Migratory Raptor Encounter

Meet a migratory raptor and ask questions in real time.

Color Scavenger Hunt

Head outside and look. What can you find?

Writing Prompt: Building a Beaver Dam

Can you build a beaver dam that stops the flow of water?

Make your own Play Dough

What can you build with homemade play dough?

VINS Facebook Live: Owl Encounter

Tune into the VINS Facebook Live for an owl encounter.

"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