With the increased need for classroom resources as the nation adheres to the shelter in home orders, The Nature Conservancy has created a virtual “Nature Lab” to help teachers and parents bring a piece of nature into their homes during these times. “Nature Lab” is complete with downloadable curriculum, videos, and virtual field trips where Mississippi students can join students from around the world for adventures in science.
The materials for grades K-12 were compiled by the Conservancy’s 550 scientists from around the world and include interactive lesson plans that align to school standards and can be customized for each classroom.
The Conservancy’s Mississippi Director, Alex Littlejohn wants to make sure all Mississippi parents and teachers are aware of this valuable resource and that it is available to them at no cost.
“From How Dirt Works to Sustainable Forestry to the Role of Water, this has been a resource that is helping to make learning a little more fun at home for our 7-year old. The materials and videos really bring each topic to life, with real-world examples that Mississippi students, parents, and teachers can enjoy around the kitchen table,” said Littlejohn.
The Nature Lab gives teachers, students, and families everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe alongside Conservancy scientists. It was created to help students learn the science behind how nature works for us and how we can help keep it running strong.
Parents and teachers can enjoy the Nature Lab by following this link to the TNC Mississippi page. www.nature.org/mississippi