Keep the Kids Busy with Watershed Science

Keep the Kids Busy with Watershed Science

Extra time at home with your children may have you stumped on how to keep them occupied. Why not learn some watershed science?

Here’s some ideas to help keep your little conservationists busy:

1. Watch this video to teach them about snapping turtles.

2. Check out this list of species profiles to learn about local plants and animals.

3. Read our blog to teach your little ones about the different swans they may see at the lake! Show them pictures and challenge them to identify which one is which.

4. What’s that goo? Learn about frog, toad and salamander eggs by reading our blog.

5. Grab some markers and get creative while learning about local native plants. Take a photo of the finished product and share with us on social media! Download the full size here.

6. Did you know birds like barn swallows hunt insects while in flight? Learn more in this educational video.

7. Why not try out some eco-friendly crafts? If you have some leaves and a hole punch you can make your own natural confetti. It’s not only simple and free, but also helps tackle plastic pollution.

8. Teach your little ones about love in the animal kingdom right here in the watershed. Learn about turtles, deer, beavers and more.

If you use any of these ideas or resources, please share with us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

#StayHomeStaySafe and keep learning.

By CVC’s Meagan Ruffini, Marketing and Communications Associate

Feature photo by CVC’s Jon Clayton

8 Comment
  • Dorothy says:

    Amazing! Good stuff guys! Thanks for sharing these wonderful resources for parents. A little nature knowledge goes a long way!

  • Kat says:

    Thanks! This a great list of resources. We’re going to take the species list out on the walk tomorrow to see what we can identify!

  • Neena says:

    Wonderful compilation. Enjoyed everyone sharing with young parents and naturalists.

  • Joe says:

    Good videos and information….best time to spare is during this lockdown !

    Thanks Aviva !

  • Derek K says:

    Thank you very much for posting the videos and information. We would welcome all the educational material you can email out and post.
    Much appreciated!

    Derek

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