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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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6 Educational Videos from Our Public Gardens

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

Observing 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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Tree rings, courtesy of Phil Connell / Flickr

Reading the Secrets of Tree Rings

If you speak the language of trees, a forest can tell you as many stories as a library! Many people know that tree rings can help guess how old a tree is, but did you know they can tell us so much more?

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While we’re researching and developing plant and conservation education, we’re always discovering fascinating studies, facts, tips, videos, art, articles and ideas worth sharing. Dig in!