ALERT: Full hookup sites now available at Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, and Hitchcock Nature Center for $30 per night.
ALERT: Closure of L-55 Bridge over I-80 (exit 23) to Arrowhead Park scheduled for July 1st. May be closed through early August.

Environmental Education at Home

Posted on 4/10/2020
by Rene Stroud, Naturalist and Amy Campagna, Environmental Education Coordinator

Hello teachers, parents, and students! Since it appears that we are going to be home for a bit longer than we had anticipated, our Environmental Education team has put together a list of some easy-to-access resources for lots of fun and engaging nature activities, games, and online learning.  

The Cornell Lab

Bird Academy Play Lab features a variety of games that explore flight, song, dance, feathers, and so much more.

Click Here for More!

Cornell University

The Naturalist Outreach Program offers a collection of informative and fun videos are based on the presentations given by the Naturalist Outreach students.  Each of the videos has, or will have shortly, extra items like worksheets & study guides! 

Click Here for More! 

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Lab features a variety of youth curriculum for all grade levels, educational videos, virtual field trips, and more.

Click Here for More!


The Home Outdoor Education Experience has some pretty awesome educational lessons with videos, activities, and fun quizzes for teachers and students to help make this time at home meaningful, fun, and with a healthy dose of the outdoors.

Click Here for More!

Entomology Today

Learning at Home with Bugs is full of handy, insect-related activities for parents to keep their children active and learning.

Click Here for More!

National Wildlife Federation

Ranger Rick is a name many of us know from our own childhood. Well, they are offering Free Access to all their fun educational games, videos, and activities through June!

Click Here for More! 

Nebraska Game & Parks

Online Education portal offers downloadable lesson plans provide fun and engaging learning activities on a variety of topics — from birds to prairies, animals to pollinators … and some just-for-fun activities, too!

Click Here for More!

Project Learning Tree

Check out this full list of downloadable activities designed to connect the children in your life to the outdoors and nature from home.

Click Here for More!

National Geographic

Learn at Home offers some great collections of activities that have been curated for educators, parents, and caregivers to implement with K–12 learners.

Click Here for More!

Project Beak

Bird Education & Awareness for Kids is chock FULL of information, activities, videos, cool links,  fun quizzes to test your knowledge, nest cams, and more!

Click Here for More!

Children & Nature Network

Offers a whole list of tools and resources from key partners and leaders from around the world including access to a continuously updated spreadsheet of user-generated resources for even more learning fun.

Click Here for More!

World Forum Foundation

Check out their Family & Educator Tool Kits to find ideas and activities to inspire children’s love for the earth and help them become tomorrow’s generation of caring environmental stewards.

Click Here for More!

National Science Teaching Association

NSTA is offering a FREE 30-day membership to their Daily Do programming which provides access to more than 12,000 digital professional learning resources and tools.

Click Here for More!




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And of course! Don’t forget about Pottawattamie Conservation! Our Environmental Educators want to answer your biggest nature questions about the world right outside your own front door here in the Midwest. 

We are launching a brand new, weekly video series called “Ask A Naturalist” & we need your help! 

Email your NATURE questions to us at

Make sure & include your name, age (if you are a child), & your hometown. Everyone can submit a questions, no age restrictions! Our Educators will be choosing questions & posting their video answers on Facebook every week!


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