Citizen Science Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural resources (ODNR) , Division of Wildlife recently published a list of citizen science sites that have potential for the formal classroom. Several of the sources listed below are sites that contain a number of different citizen science possibilities.   Citizen science is a powerful tool that […]

Helping Parents Understand Outdoor Learning

As a new school year begins, here is a quick way to help parents understand the value of using the outdoors for learning. Perhaps you could include this on a classroom web page, or as a part of a classroom newsletter. *** “Imagine a classroom with sky for a ceiling […]


Wildsnapping Author Richard Louv uses this term to describe children and adults taking pictures of the nature around them. Wildsnapping blends children’s attraction to technology with the richness of the outdoors. Since photography is free and handy with a phone, kids can experiment with all types of angles, subjects and […]



May is International School Grounds Month!

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but there definitely are free schoolyard learning resources! One of the best sets of materials available is provided through the joint efforts of Green Schoolyards America and The International School Grounds Alliance. According to its website, the International School Grounds […]

Pinecones can predict the weather!

Pinecones can predict the weather! No need for fancy equipment—pinecones are nature’s hygrometer. All you need are three or four pine cones. Have your kids line them up on a window sill, or use some sticky tack to hold them upright. In dry weather, the pinecones open, and in wet […]