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Finding the Symmetry of Trees

Whether worked on at home, a nearby park, or as an activity at your favorite public garden, the Tree Symmetry Journal prompts observation, teaches vocabulary, and is filled with fun tree facts. Before you head out, we’ve rounded up some more information and resources to make learning about symmetry in nature an easy, repeatable adventure.

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Maple Leaves. Micha L. Rieser / Wikimedia Commons

Get Inspired By Plant Colors!

If you find yourself inspired by the colors and shapes of nature, this activity is the perfect way to spend time observing and celebrating that beauty! With our free printable Leaf-Pounding Journal, learners of any age will enjoy gathering plant specimens, experimenting with “plants as paints,” and getting kinesthetic to leave their artistic mark.

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Public Garden Round Up

Whether you’re a caretaker looking to keep little learners engaged or an educator gathering some activity inspiration (and a lot of you are both!), we turned to some fantastic public gardens and rounded up six videos that teach and entertain through science, nature, arts, and culture.

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Dragonfly courtesy of Matt Bertone / Flickr

All Eyes on Insects: Why We Watch & What We Learn

Sometimes scientists aren’t trying to see insects, but insects are such a force that they demand to be seen! Learn some interesting facts and stories about how and why scientists capture and study insects, and how meteorologists might be watching insects by accident.

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