Below are nature-based activities vetted by PWD’s education staff. Resources include outdoor and virtual activities as well as links to other quality resources.
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.
Messing Around in the Maine Outdoors
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.
Nature Nearby: Sebago Clean Waters
Tips, ideas, and photos you can use to enjoy the natural world around you.
Resources: Loon Echo Land Trust
Our land conservation partner in the Sebago Lake Watershed lists resources for families.
Resources: Maine Environmental Education Association
Maine’s statewide environmental education organization provides a variety of resources.
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.
The Nature Conservancy: Virtual Field Trips
Explore different landscapes around the world.
National Aquarium: Virtual Field Trip
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.