Online Environmental Education Resources for Caregivers

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Below is a running list of online resources which may be useful to Caregivers during school closures. If you know of additional resources that should be featured email

Activity Ideas

  • Leaf Activities: No matter where you are, there are always leaves available! You can use leaves for a variety of fun activities.
  • Track, Scat, and Sign Activities: Be a nature detective and look for a sign!
  • Neighborhood Safari, Chesapeake Conservancy: Neighborhoods throughout the watershed are hosting “Zoofari” scavenger hunts. Participants place a stuffed animal in plain sight in their windows or front yards that can be visually found while folks are out on their daily walks.
  • FieldScope Do at Home Inquiry Activities with Data: BSCS Science Learning has responded to the current situation by transforming a new set of citizen science lessons designed for classrooms into student-directed versions that can be done independently from home.
  • National Park Trust Buddy Bison Activity: Think of this as a “choose your own” adventure experience. First, pick your park virtual tour. Second, print and color Buddy Bison based on the park you choose. Third, build your own park home for Buddy or write a comic strip based on his outdoor explorations. (Elementary)
  • NEEF Environmental Education at Home: list of resources includes selected NEEF toolkits and activity guides that require minimal outdoor time.



  • Archived NOAA Live! Webinars: This YouTube playlist is a growing archive of the webinars. Each webinar features a different NOAA expert/topic and a moderated question and answers session so that you can get a peek at what our NOAA scientists do in all the various NOAA offices. (Grades 2-8)

Other Lists

While not all within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, we hope these other lists can also help you.