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Eco Kids Activities: Learning at Home

If your home has recently turned into a classroom for your kids, then we have some helpful resources to keep the learning going. There’s currently a lot of great content being created and we’ve scoured the internet for you in order to find them. The links below will take you to resources that teach about environmentalism, nature, and science. We hope you find this helpful!

Live Streams

Student taking water sample

World Wildlife Foundation’s Conservation in the Classroom
Recommended for Grades
: Varies by live stream and topic
Mark your calendar to join a live stream with a WWF expert! They cover topics that range from the ocean to bees.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Home Safari Live Streams
Recommended for Grades
: adaptable for K – 8
Each day the zoo highlights an animal and live streams it on their Facebook Page. You can watch the past live streams on their website as well as download activities and other resources.

California ScienCenter’s Stuck at Home Science
Recommended for Grades: 3 – 8
If you want more interactive activities, try out some of these science experiments. They have daily live streams and accompanying activity guides with instructions.

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Shark Story Hour
Recommended for Grades: 1 – 5
Join in and listen to a new shark-themed story every day!

Skype A Scientist’s Skype A Scientist
Recommended for Grades: K -12
Schedule a Skype call with a scientist simply by filling out a Google Form. 

Aquarium of the Pacific’s Aquarium Webcams
Recommended for Grades: All grade levels
Watch live footage of penguins, sharks, sea jellies, and many other animals going about their day at the aquarium. 

San Diego Zoo’s Live Cams
Recommended for Grades: All grade levels
If you are interested in watching land animals like giraffes, pandas or elephants, the San Diego Zoo has webcams set up for many of their exhibits.


Videos and Guides

The Nature Conservancy’s Virtual Field Trips
Recommended for Grades: 5 – 8
Visit new natural environments from the comfort of your home and with the guidance of an expert. Each field trip comes with a video and a teaching guide.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Themed Lesson Plans
Recommended for Grades: 6 – 8, adaptations for 9 – 12
Go in-depth into a topic with these themed lesson plans which include videos, essays, and worksheets. Themes cover archeology, the arctic, seamounts, and more.

The Discovery Cube’s Eco-Challenge
Recommended for Grades: All grade levels
Download this information-packed booklet and participate in the Eco-Challenge. This event is created to celebrate Earth Day. 


Printable Activities

Young girl painting

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Printable activities and Coloring Pages
Recommended for Grades: All grade levels
Print out Critter Cards with illustrations of deep ocean creatures, hide printables sea animals around your home, or get artistic with a variety of coloring pages.

Only Rain Down the Drain’s Printable Activity Sheet 
Recommended for Grades: 2 – 5
An activity sheet with important information about keeping our stormwater clean. Print this front and back to create a small booklet to color!


Online Games

NASA’s Climate Kids Games 
Recommended for Grades: Varies by game
NASA has created a great collection of educational games that teach kids about coral greenhouse gases, wind power, and more. 

PBS’s Nature Games 
Recommended for Grades: Varies by game
Your child can learn about nature alongside some of their favorite PBS characters. 


Which activity are you adding to your child’s schedule? Let us know in the comments!


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