Resources for Home



We’re running a series of free distance-learning programs to allow you to bring Great Hollow right into your home and keep your kids engaged with the natural world as we await the end of the awful coronavirus pandemic. The schedule of these programs can be found on our Events Calendar.

We’ve also put together this list of additional resources that you can use to keep your kids thinking and learning about nature while at home. We’ll continue to add to it over time, so check back here periodically for new links to other great nature-based learning activities.

Nature Journaling                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Head outdoors and spend some time observing nature! This guide from Project Learning Tree will walk you through all the basics of nature journaling for children.

Where in the World Activity                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Use Google Earth (free to download) to tour the world! Environmental science involves a lot of GPS work, and this activity is a great way to introduce the basics of geography, coordinate systems, and GPS systems. Many more Google Earth exercises for kids can be found here.

Rain Barrel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Using household items, create and decorate a simple rain barrel to collect, measure, and recycle rainwater for your lawn, garden, or houseplants.

Bird Feeder Craft                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Create some simple bird feeders and then sit back and observe our feathered friends help themselves to a snack.

Garden Crafts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Spruce up your garden in time for spring and summer! Check out these easy-to-do nature crafts and get creative!

National Phenology Bingo                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Now is a great time to head outdoors and discover the first signs of spring! This bingo-type scavenger hunt guides you through various springtime explorations, from buds to baby animals and more.