The front cover of the book Bird Count. A young girl wearing a red winter hat, yellow coat, and pink scarf looking into binoculars.

Recommended Reading: Bird Count

Do you enjoy seeing and hearing birds in your community? Use this book with grades K-2 and spend a day with Ava and her team as they participate in the annual Audubon Bird Count. Learn more about bird watching and how you can become a community scientist yourself and contribute to real scientific research.

A large deciduous tree covered in snow

How Trees Survive Cold Winters

When temperatures drop and days get shorter, trees start to prepare for the cold of the winter. How do different kinds of trees adapt to the cold? Take a closer look at trees and get children to investigate the seasonal changes!

Snowflake

Winter-Themed STEM Activities

The cold winter season provides many opportunities to add fun and interesting STEM activities to your lesson plans. Here are some ideas to get you started.

hi koo children's book

Hi, Koo!

Use this book with PreK-3 graders to explore the changing seasons, the alphabet, and the wonderful world of haikus.

STEM: Bursting Buds

Spring is here! Flowers are beginning to bloom and new leaves are growing on the trees. Have your students take a closer look at trees to identify where leaves come from and how changing conditions affect leaf growth.

mud children's reading book

Mud

This children’s book offers an ode to muddy feet, brown earth, and new grass…perfect for exploring the wonders spring brings!

Using Technology as an Entry Tool to Nature

Technology is an entry tool that can make learning about the natural world exciting and fun. Students used technology to create a digital interpretive guide for a local trail in Maine.