Nature Studies

We are both educators and we try to incorporate learning into everything we do with our son. We offer lots of ideas for incorporating nature studies into your every day lives both formally and informally.

Snakes are a part of being outdoors and if you share the world with venomous snakes there are some steps you need to take to keep yourself and your kids safe. Snake safety can keep you from getting injured so you can enjoy your time in the outdoors. When you head outside this season, practice these snake safety tips.
Snake Safety for Kids and Families
Snakes are a part of being outdoors and if you share the world with venomous snakes there are some steps
How to Identify Snakes in the Wild | Snake ID Tips
Being able to quickly identify snakes from a distance is a valuable outdoor skill that can keep you safe when
The Mystery of an Oak Gall Uncovered
I’ve seen many oak galls over the years but never really gave them much thought until recently when a friend
Poison ivy is one of the biggest foes of outdoor lovers. Being able to identify poison ivy can save you from a lot of itching!
How to Identify Poison Ivy
Poison ivy is one of the biggest foes of outdoor lovers. Being able to identify poison ivy can save you
Spring is made for spending time outdoors playing and exploring. A Spring Scavenger Hunt is a fun way to explore nature in the spring.
Explore Nature with a Spring Scavenger Hunt
Spring is made for spending time outdoors. I’ve never met a kid who didn’t love splashing in puddles and watching
Winter nature walk scavenger hunt
Winter Scavenger Hunt
Heading outdoors in the winter can be a lot of fun and there is so much to be learned. When
winter books
11 Frosty Books About Snow
Unfortunately, we don’t get much snow here in Arkansas so we have to experience snow primarily through books. I love
It's cold and there is moisture in the air so snow must be likely, right? Maybe not. Why does it snow? What is the difference between sleet and freezing rain? Let's find out!
Nature and Winter | Why Does it Snow and Other Winter Weather Facts
There is a winter storm warning but the weather forecasters can’t seem to decide if it will snow, sleet or
Have you ever wondered how animals survive winter? What do they do when it is cold and rainy or snowy? How do they adapt? Let's find out.
Nature and Winter | How Animals Survive Winter
Have you ever wondered how animals survive winter? What do they do when it is cold and rainy or snowy?
Have you ever wondered about how plants and trees survive in the winter? What physical changes occur? What keeps a plant or tree from dying? Let's find out!
Nature and Winter | How Plants and Trees Survive in Winter
Have you ever wondered about how plants and trees survive in the winter? What physical changes occur? What keeps a