Learn it –  Fun Sites to Explore


American Dairy Association (Virtual Farm Tours)
American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
Food, Land People Project
My American Farm
National Agriculture in the Classroom
Rodale Institute
Soil Science Society of America
Sounds of the 4-H Farm
Books – Best Soil Science Books for Beginners
Books – Best Children’s Books About Agriculture to Nourish Curiosity


American Musuem Of Natural History
Chester County Astronomical Society
Clear Dark Sky
Go Astronomy
Monthly Sky Charts & Observing Guides
Mount Cuba Astronimcal Observatory
Book – Field Guide to the Night Sky (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
Film – Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Film – How The Universe Works


10,000 Birds
American Birding Association
American Kestrel Nest Box Plans and Information
Bird Academy Play Lab (Games Powered by Birds for all ages)
Bird Cams
Birds and Butterflies in Your Backyard (Kid-Friendly Webinar)
Birdcast Bird Migration Forecasts in Real Time
Cornell Lab Feedercam Watch
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
eBird (citizen science project)
Great Backyard Bird Count
Make a DIY Birdfeeder out of Recycled Materials
Make your own hummingbird nectar (craft/hands-on)
National Audubon Society
Owl Research Institute
Owl Worlds
The Owl Pages
Apps – Best Bird Watching Apps
Books – Best Bird Watching

Gardening & Plants:

Kids Gardening
Invasive Plants In Pennsylvania
Landscaping With Native Plants
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Rodale Institute School Gardening Curriculum
Book – Gardening With Kids by Cartherine Woram & Martyn Cox
Book – Grow: A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables (Discover Together Guides)


The Geological Story Of Pennsylvania

Insects and Invertebrates:

The Adventures Of “Squirmin” Herman The Worm
Bug Guide
Butterflies & Moths Of North America
Invertebrates Pictures & Facts
National Wildlife Federation – Invertebrates

Mammals and General Animals:

Defenders Of Wildlife
National Geographic Animals
National Geographic Kids Animals
Switch Zoo
World Wild Life Animal Species

Reptiles and Amphibians:

All About Reptiles (facts, jigsaw puzzles)
Association of Zoos & Aquariums
Build a Toad Abode
Fold Your Own Jumping Origami Frog
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
National Geographic (reptile pictures and facts)
PA Fish and Boat
Reptile Amphibian Photo Matching Activity
Reptile Printable Word Searches, Crossword puzzles, riddle and bingo
Virginia Herpetological Society
Wiggling Snakes Science Experiment
Books – Best Reptile & Amphibian Books and Guides for Beginners and Experts Alike
Journal – Appreciating Amphibians and Reptiles in Nature
Video – How to go herping (basic tips to help you get started and valuable hints to being a safe, courteous Herper!)

Trash, Recycling and Zero Waste:

Going Zero Waste
Illegal Trash
Landfills and Work
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – EPA
Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority

Water, Water Cycle and Watersheds:

Beneath the Horizon (An interactive website about oil spills focusing on the Gulf of Mexico)
Do Your Part to Protect Water Quality (Infographic)
Freddy the Fish Teaches About Stormwater
Groundwater Foundation  (Learn about groundwater at home)
How Much Water is in the World? Lesson (4th-6th grades)
Wetlands scavenger hunt
Project WET
The Tests of Water Quality & What They Mean (Infographic)
Water Cycle (YouTube)
Water Cycle, Cloud Formation and Rainbows
Water Cycle Lesson (2nd-4th grades)
Water Cycle Rap by Blazer Fresh
WaterSense for Kids (general tips & resources for educators)
WetlandsSleuth Challenge
Wetlands Work for Us
Wetlands of the US (find your state to learn more)

Weather and Climate:

Climate Reality Project
Learning Zone – Weather and Climate
NASA Global Climate Change
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NOAA
National Science Teaching Association (Climate Science Resources)
National Weather Service
Weather Flow
Films – An Inconvenient Truth & An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power
Books – Must Have Books to Teach About Weather
Books – Children’s Book About Weather
Apps – Best Weather Apps

Other Resources:

Book – A Guided Journal Wild Calm by Joan Vorderbruggen
Film – Damnation
TV – National Geographic
TV – Planet Earth
TV – Deep Look PBS Series
National Wildlife Federation 
Nature Conservancy Nature Lab
Lawrence Hall of Science
Learning Zone – Weather and Climate
PA Game Commission

Things to try at home:

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