Educational Activities To Do At Home

RNC has compiled a list of websites featuring various fun & educational videos, activities, & games.

Click the link next to each picture to download printable PDF Activities.

1 (5)TBR & Wildflower -Hill-Country-Routes

1 (4)What’s In Your Backyard

1 (3)Texas Tracks TPWD

1 (2)Nature-Scavenger-Hunt

1Scavenger Hunt Nature Walk Spanish

Join Ranger Rick for some free online educational activities, courtesy of the National Wildlife Federation at https://www.rangerrick.org/

The Texas Wildlife Association is offering free K-8 resources. You can get more information and direct links here.

The Citizen’s Environmental Coalition has shared the hereinhouston.org website that has a collection of environmental curricula and resources. The target audience is educators, but much of it can be adapted to a home school situation (or any curious person).

The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory has online courses about birds, birding, research, and more. They hope that during this troubling time, kids will get some enjoyment out of learning about birds and becoming wildlife ambassadors. There are courses for all ages and everything is free here.

The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance is offering their Inner View of the Edwards Aquifer DVD. It is a series of 5 lessons with lab exercises for children 8 through 16. Free download here.

Calling photographers of all age and skill levels for the Hill Country Alliance Photo Contest. This year’s theme is “The Wild and Wonderful Texas Hill Country” and is running now through May 31.  Through the photo contest, we ask photographers to share images of the Hill Country they want to capture and protect forever. For more information and to submit photos go here.

Learn about the Texas Monarch Flyway Strategya statewide effort to restore, increase and enhance Monarch habitat across four major regions in the state – all of which serve as critical links in the Monarch butterfly’s journey. Access a Step by Step Guide to Pollinator Habitat which includes planting tips and detailed information.

(List courtesy of Texas Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife)

For educational games & toolkits visit the links below:

Downloadable wildlife toolkits:
https://www.worldwildlife.org/teaching-resources

Full of educational games and activities
https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Habitats game
https://ssec.si.edu/habitats

Where rivers meet the sea game
https://games.noaa.gov/oscar/welcome.html

Migration game
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/play-migration-game

Watersaver activity
https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/water/be-a-water-saver2

Kids guide to stargazing
https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/astronomy/a-kid-s-guide-to-stargazing

Mammal teeth ID games
https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/zoology/super-teeth2

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