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Virtual Classroom Resources

Learning virtually and learning at home can be fun and challenging. In an effort to support teachers and parents during the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve put together a collection of activities and crafts to help you connect your students and children to nature, even from inside your home.

Learning Activities

A collection of short, at-home learning activities that teachers can share or families can complete together. Take a virtual field trip with “Nature’s Witness™,” the National Wildlife Federation’s first-ever exhibition of wildlife photography chosen from the National Wildlife® Photo Contest.

flamingo chick

Virtual Field Trip (all grade levels)

Bird Activity Guide (K-5)

Biodiversity Activity (all grade levels)

Energy in My State Activity (6-12)

What's the Matter in Nature Activity (K-5)

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Ranger Rick® Family Guide

This monthly guide provides family-friendly ways to stay engaged with nature. It complements the digital edition of Ranger Rick® magazine, available for free through the end of June.

Ranger Rick Jr. Parent Guide

This monthly parent guide is available in both English and Spanish. It complements the digital edition of Ranger Rick Jr. magazine, available for free through the end of June.

Art Activities

Get crafty with this collection of nature-inspired arts and crafts activities.

stamp art

Wild About Stampin'
Instructions for creating wildlife stamps

animal figurines

Scavenging for Species
Instructions for a wildlife scavenger hunt

mason bee condo hanging fro ma tree

Buzzworthy Mason Bee Condos
Create and care for a mason bee condo.

Pollinator Origami Chatterbox
Learn about native pollinators with this fun origami activity. 

origami chatterbox

Salmon Life Cycle Origami Chatterbox
Learn about the salmon life cycle with this fun origami activity.

rock art

Rock Art Activity
Learn more about rocks used in landscaping and beautify a garden with a Rock Art activity.

Schooled on Salmon Photo

Schooled on Salmon
Learn about salmon and Go Fishin' with this craft activity.