Category Archives: Learning Outdoors

Getting to Know the Birds Around You: Great Backyard Bird Count 2015

Want to learn more about your local birds? One of our favorite bird-related activities, the Great Backyard Bird Count, is coming up next month:  February 13-16, 2015. The bird count is a prime example of a child-friendly citizen science project. Basically … Continue reading

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Giveaway Contest: Gardening Lab for Kids

We have a lot of news today: The good news this week is that the weather in many areas has begun to warm up. With the arrival of spring,  you may be thinking of gardening with children. The better news … Continue reading

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Feathers: Not Just for Flying

Today we have another fabulous new children’s STEM picture book, Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart and illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen. What is there to learn about bird feathers? It turns out there is a wealth of … Continue reading

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