Below are nature-based activities vetted by PWD’s education staff. These activities can be done in your yard or close to home while adhering to social distancing guidelines. For a comprehensive list of quality activities updated on an ongoing basis, you can also check out this resource from the Maine Environmental Education Association.
Our Sebago Lake Watershed conservation partners at Western Foothills Land Trust, Greater Lovell Land Trust, and Loon Echo Land Trust have teamed up to create weekly pocket nature journals. Check back each Friday for a new edition!
Anyone can participate in this citizen scientist project by adding birds you observe through an app called eBird.
Contribute to this citizen scientist project by the Izaak Walton League of America by taking a selfie with your neighborhood stream.
Activity book, for kids ages 6-11, created by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.
Each weekday, Maine Audubon provides family activities, parent/teacher tips, backyard birding, nature exploration at our sanctuaries, and live events.
Tips, ideas, and photos you can use to enjoy the natural world around you.
Our land conservation partner in the Sebago Lake Watershed lists resources for families.
Nature-based educational tools and activities to try outside.
Trails to explore in Maine; be sure to follow Maine’s guidelines before heading outdoors.
Tips to get your spring garden started plus activities and crafts related to gardening.
Explore the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland.
In addition to the list above, our education team has developed a list of remote educational resources for teachers, students, and parents.