Nature Notes from Common Ground

Week of November 23, 2020


Weekly Nature Note

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Nature activity of the week

Wouldn’t it be fun to use fall leaves to make a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table? In the two videos below, Alexa teaches us how.

If you need a reminder on how to identify maple leaves for this activity, check out this video.

Maple Leaf Roses: Part 1
Maple Leaf Roses: Part 2


Hike of the Week

Sleeping Giant

Each week we share a kid-friendly hike or other outdoor adventure.

Click here to visit Sleeping Giant State Park!


Weekly Videos

Turkey Talk
Wild Turkey | CREATURE FEATURE #12


About this series

Our programs for children at Common Ground are place based, hands on, and focus on community, friendship, and nature-based learning and play.

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.