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Keep the Wonder Alive!


“If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder alive, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it with him, rediscovering the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.”

~Rachel Carson

Arborday Foundation Article: Helping Children Understand and Appreciate the Natural World

Creating Outdoor Habitats 



NSTA Early Years Blog

National Environmental Education( LOTS of Resources)

Get Outdoors!

Resource Books

Digital Documentation Sites





Project Feeder Watch,The Great Backyard Bird Count and The Christmas Bird Count at BirdSource
Nature Programs
Children's Nature Sites

 Bug Games

Jigsaw Puzzles for everyone to enjoy

Journey North for Kids

The EPA Environmental Kids Club


Shopping ( as well as great information and resourses)

Bare Books ( blank journals, puzzles and game pieces
Riker Mounts ( for mounting found natural materials)
Grant Opportunities
Free Milkweed Seeds ( tropical) from Monarch Live
Best Friends : The American Kennel Clubs teaching kit

Create a Venn Diagram at Teachnology

Printables ( Workshop Handouts )

The Teacher's Role

Sample Questions

Tools for Nature Explorations

Nature Explorer Card Sets

Color Walk Chart

Animal Track Matching Game to print

Outdoor Math Activities

Outdoor Science & Discovery Activities

Resources from the Web

"Forests Are Fun" children's printable activity book

Nature Hike Wildlife Observation Checklist