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The Upper Guadalupe River Authority and Riverside Nature Center are longstanding educational partners.  Since 2018, the UGRA Board has approved funding to offer the UGRA 2nd Grade Science Day at Riverside Nature Center field trip to all Kerr County 2nd graders.  We look forward to resuming in person field trips with area students and educators very soon.  Until then, we offer you the following videos presented by educators from UGRA, Riverside Nature Center, and the Hill County Master Gardeners.  Regardless of your age, we encourage you to explore the videos and enjoy learning more about the Guadalupe River and the natural world. UGRA link:  http://www.ugra.org/scienceday 

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.

Whats-In-Your-Backyard

Texas-Tracks-TPWD

Nature-Scavenger-Hunt

Scavenger-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.

Learn about the Texas Monarch Flyway Strategy, a 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.

For educational games & toolkits visit the links below:

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