Nature Notes from Common Ground
Week of May 17, 2021
Nature activity of the week
Leaf and Flower Prints
Plants provided some of the earliest dyes, and using plants to create art is a fantastic way to engage kids in hunting for materials and creating art - all in one project!
Click here from instructions from our friends at kidsgardening.
Hike of the Week
Did you know that farmers in Connecticut grow kelp? Just recently, we celebrated the spring sugar kelp harvest - our region's most sustainable crop! Click here to learn about Kelp Harvest Week, and check out the video below for a virtual field trip!
About this series
In this time of virtual learning and social distancing, we seek to support teachers and families in getting outside in safe and healthy ways. We hope this series provides content and activities to help your students or your family engage in nature-based learning, whether you are learning in person or virtually.
Some of the funding we rely on to keep Nature Notes free comes from the Robert F. Schumann Foundation and The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund, established by the South Central CT Regional Water Authority.