Do a scavenger hunt to explore nature in your local environment.
Science Action Club recognizes the unique challenges facing out-of-school time programs. Shifts to online learning and physical distancing require new ways of thinking. But you don't need to reinvent the wheel. Use this searchable index to find recommended SAC activities for different learning environments and feel free to modify activities to meet your program's needs. If you’d like help brainstorming ideas, contact SAC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips to Support Your Planning:
- Consider each activity’s mission and keep sight of the main learning goals as you make changes.
- Citizen science can be done anywhere—indoors, outdoors, even through your window.
- Some group activities can be done individually.
- Links to the digital guidebooks and printed materials are located inside each online training under Activity Leader Resources. You can screen-share images of SAC printed materials or videos if you’re teaching online. A list of video links is located near the back of each guidebook.
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Build a bird using different body, beak, feet, and wing shapes.
Design a build a model cloud.
Observe bird interactions and contribute to citizen science using eBird.
Find, collect, and photograph bugs. Share your observations to iNaturalist.
Test your neighborhood's environmental factors.
Brainstorm ways to use kites for citizen science.
Watch a video to learn how insects keep from freezing in cold climates.
Watch a video to see how NASA uses high-flying devices to study Earth.
Watch a video about the dangerous challenges of bird migration.
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