Take it outdoors
How eco-literate are the children in your life? As adults, each of us can play an important role in connecting today’s kids with the natural world, building a sense of awe, respect for our finite resources, and early environmental stewardship. But in the end, getting outside and learning about nature is just plain fun! See our collection of ideas and resources to get your classroom or family inspired.
Ideas and resources
Learn how to enhance a child’s sense of wonder using our downloadable cards and a simple 2-minute walk.
From scavenger hunts to rainy-day tabletop activities, these games are sure to delight the young botanists in your life!
Latest news and stories
In 1997, teaching 6th graders at the Los Angeles County Outdoor Science School, I first discovered the San Gabriel Mountains.
Kids need nature, and we as parents, educators, and caring adults, need to provide access to it for them.
Large storms brought life to the desert. While exploring out in the desert one summer, a CNPS botanist, came across many more rare species than they thought they would and shares his findings.