On-line Resources for Kids & Families

Activities to enjoy if you are home

Here is a great starter list of links to on-line resources (indoor & outdoor) from DIY activities to school curriculum and bird-themed crafts for you and your family to enjoy if you are home.

A great starting place is Audubon’s AUDUBON FOR KIDS page, and the Audubon at Home site. Follow along here for lots of new things to do.

New! Prairie Immersion Videos

Get into the tallgrass prairie 'virtually' with these fun videos. Prairie Immersion is an education program where every fourth grade student in the Lincoln Public Schools visits a prairie in the fall. Half of the students go to Spring Creek Prairie and half visit Pioneers Park Nature Center. The program is a collaborative effort of SCPAC, PPNC, and the Lincoln Public Schools Science and Social Studies departments.

Bird Olympics

Check out some fun events to see how you compare to what birds can do.

Virtual Field Trip Video Series

Take a field trip from your own home: Check out our YouTube station for some fun and, yes, informational presentations about the different habitats and animals at Spring Creek Prairie.

Prairie Yoga for Kids

Yoga named after prairie animals. Learn some fun yoga poses and interesting animal facts. (Click the link above, the Downloadable Resources at bottom of this page, or this YouTube link.)

Bird Curriculum

Audubon Adventures - Lots of activities about birds and their habitats

Bird Song Hero - On-line class on learning bird songs

Cornell Lab - Many activities about birds and their habitats plus grade specific curriculum

Flying Wild - Bird-focused curriculum and activities for school ages

ODC Backyard Learning Crusade - Grade specific bird and backyard activities

World Migratory Bird Day - Fact sheets, promotional flyers, and lots more

Bird Crafts

Bird Origami - A variety of fun origami birds; the owl is super cute!

More Bird Origami - Easy origami hummingbird; make it as you watch

All Nature

Nebraska Game & Parks - Nebraska habitats lesson plans and power points 

Watchable Wildlife Guides - Great ID guides for birds, mammals, and plants of Nebraska

National Environmental Education Foundation - Tons of grade specific environmental education activities

Project Learning Tree - Fun activities to do at home with kids

City Nature Challenge Bioblitz - Community Science activity; see and report on all plants & animals

Children in Nature Network - Tools and resource kits for the outdoors

Ranger Rick/National Wildlife Federation - Full page of activities, games, crafts, & more!

Community Science

iNaturalist App - Easy to use app to identify living things, see what others are seeing, help identify

SEEK App - More kid-friendly version of iNaturalist; identification app

eBird App - Bird tracking app

Celebrate Urban Birds - Community Science activity; see and report on birds where you live

Monarch Larvae Monitoring - Community Science project; monitor milkweed patches for monarch larvae

Downloadable Resources

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