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eeVirtual Learning Database

The resources listed below are intended to provide teachers and families with access to high-quality environmental education lessons and activities that students can do from wherever they are. Use the filters on the left to search by grade level, subject, topic, location (indoor, outdoor, or both!) and more to find the one that is right for you and your students.

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This database was developed in partnership with the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) and the Education Innovation Fund, a K-12 initiative dedicated to supporting innovation in learning during COVID-19. E Movement greatly appreciates all of the organizations that have contributed their time and materials – please visit their websites for more great resources!

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  • The Magical Lives of Trees

    Take a virtual field trip where you venture to understand the magical lives of trees. This engaging multi-media virtual fieldtrip includes video lessons, animal videos, hands-on activities, local bird and tree guides, ideas for nature journaling, and neighborhood nature discovery. Materials are in both Spanish and English. Grades: K-3

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  • Jack’s Solar Garden Tour

    Join Andy for a tour of Jack's Solar Garden, one of the nation's largest agrivoltaic projects of its kind located in Longmont, Colorado. Learn about the history of Jack's Solar Garden, what Agrivoltaics are, and how partnerships help achieve a sustainable future. Grades: 6-12

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  • Looking at Leaves

    Teach students how leaf shapes, sizes, and other characteristics vary from plant to plant! This virtual adaptation of a lesson from Project Learning Tree reinforces skills in comparing and contrasting; classifying and categorizing; and identifying attributes and components. For activity pages to share with families in Spanish, copy & paste this link into your browser: tinyurl.com/7sf3fr99 - Grades: 4-8

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  • Sounds Around

    This activity teaches the science of sound. It allows students a few precious minutes to tune in to the everyday sounds around them, as well as to use words, pictures, and technology to describe and measure what they hear. Use this virtual adaptation of a lesson from Project Learning Tree to help your students learn the significance of sound. For activity pages to share with families in Spanish, copy & paste this link into your browser tinyurl.com/3c3tgzbd - Grades: 4-8

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  • The Closer You Look

    The power of observation is an incredible thing! It allows students to compare what they think they remember about a tree with what they capture when they look closely at it. Use this virtual adaptation of a lesson from Project Learning Tree to get your students outside and observing the environment surrounding them. For activity pages to share with families in Spanish, copy & paste this link into your browser tinyurl.com/1b7s404w - Grades: 2-6

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  • Plant and Animal Survivors: Habitat Matchup

    Part 4 of 4 in the Plant and Animal Survivors Series. Animals have special body parts and behaviors called adaptations that help them survive in their unique habitats. Join Ranger Mark with JeffCo Open Space to explore a habitat in your own neighborhood. Grades: 2-5

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  • Plant and Animal Survivors: Plant Adaptation Scavenger Hunt

    Part 3 of 4 of the Plant and Animal Survivors Series. Plants have a challenging life. They must protect themselves, get sunlight, water and nutrients and reproduce, all while living in one spot! Join Ranger Heidi from JeffCo Open Space on a scavenger hunt and discover how plants use their special adaptations to meet these basic needs. Grades: 2-5

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  • Plant and Animal Survivors: Predator & Prey Adaptations

    Part 2 of 4 of the Plant and Animal Survivors Series. Join Ranger Alicia from Jefferson County Open Space to discover how predator and prey animals are adapted for their roles as the hunter and hunted. Grades: 2-5

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  • Plant and Animal Survivors: Adaptations Field Guide

    Part 1 of 4 of the Plant and Animal Survivors Series. Learn more about the habitats and adaptations of the living things in your neighborhood by creating your own field guide with Ranger Ree from Jefferson County Open Space. Grades: 2-5

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  • Heil Ranch Virtual Field Trip

    Virtually explore the Heil Valley Ranch Trail with Boulder County Open Space in this video! Subjects covered include wildlife, geology, water, plants, forest ecology and more. Includes suggestions for discussion or activities within the video that you can do with your students. Grades: 2-4

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  • How to Make a Sundial

    Before clocks were invented, using a sundial was a common way of estimating time. Use materials found in nature to build a sundial. Grades: 3-5

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  • Map My Yard

    Learn to create a map of your yard/home/neighborhood. This activity introduces important components of a map and will have you exploring places familiar to you in a unique way. Grades: 1-5

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  • Primitive Water Filter

    The human body needs three main things to survive: Air, Food, and WATER! Learn how to make a primitive water filter out of household items. Grades: 1-5

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  • Neutral Buoyancy

    Ayla with Ocean First Institute helps us understand how to achieve neutral buoyancy, the fundamental aspect of ocean exploration. Includes activity sheet. Grades 3-5. For the activity sheet, copy & paste this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y2den36b

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  • Feasting Fish

    Ayla with Ocean First Institute helps us understand species adaptations and diversification by building our very own coral reefs at home. Includes activity sheet. Grades: 3-5. For the activity sheet, copy & paste this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y5bvqn8x

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  • Sea Level Rise (Including play dough making)

    Ayla with Ocean First Institute walks us through an experiment that helps us understand how land and sea ice influence the rising of water levels worldwide. Includes activity sheet. Grades 3-5. For the activity sheet, copy & paste this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y5p9u4kb

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  • Ocean Currents

    Ayla with Ocean First Institute walks students through an experiment that teaches how and why ocean currents occur. Includes activity sheet. Grades: 3-5. For the activity sheet, copy & paste this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y4fros6x

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  • Why Don’t Sharks Sink

    Ayla from Ocean First Institute walks students through an at home science experiment to understand how sharks & fish stay afloat. Includes an activity sheet. Grades: 2-5. For the activity sheet, copy & paste this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y2naxroz

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  • Trout Life Cycle Puppet Show

    Part 2 of 2 of the About the Trout series. Miss Mary Jo of Bear Creek Nature Center demonstrates the life cycle of the Greenback Cutthroat Trout using puppets. Grades: Pre-K-3

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  • About the Trout Intro

    Part 1 of 2 of the About the Trout series. Ms. Mary Jo, supervisor of Bear Creek Nature Center, talks about Colorado's state fish - the Greenback Cutthroat Trout. Grades: Pre-K- 3

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  • Bird Buffet Puppet Show

    Part 2 of 2 of the Bird Beaks series. Miss Mary Jo of Bear Creek Nature Center puts on a puppet show that shows the different types of beaks that birds have and how they've adapted to eat the diets that they have. Grades: K-4

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  • Bird Beak Adaptations

    Part 1 of 2 of the Bird Beaks series. Miss Mary Jo of Bear Creek Nature Center talks about the adaptation of bird beaks. Learn about the varying shapes of birds beaks, and how they help identify different birds diets. Grades: K-4

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  • Days of Our Hives: The Waggle Dance

    Part 3 of 3 of the Days of our Hives series. Miss Mary Jo of Bear Creek Nature Center describes the fascinating way bees communicate with each other when they find a rich source of food. Grades: K-4

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  • Days of Our Hives: She Works Hard for the Honey

    Part 2 of 3 in the Days of our Hives series. Miss Mary Jo of Bear Creek Nature Center talks about the different jobs honey bees have within the hive. Grades: K-4

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  • Days of our Hives: Who’s Who in the Hive

    Part 1 of 3 of the Days of our Hives series. Miss Mary Jo of Bear Creek Nature Center talks about how life is in a honey bee hive, and the different roles each bee plays in their hive. Grades: K-4

  • Backyard Mapping Activity

    Find out how to map your backyard with Miss Nancy, Supervisor of Fountain Creek Nature Center. Grades: 5-High School

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  • Nature Journaling in your Magic Spot

    Part 3 of 3 of this mini-series. Miss Nancy of Fountain Creek Nature Center shares what she writes in her journal when she sits in her backyard nature spot. Grades: 1-5

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  • Using Owl Eyes in your Magic Spot

    Part 2 of 3 in this min-series. Miss Nancy of Fountain Creek Nature Center talks about how to expand the range of your owl eyes. See the world through the eyes of an owl! Grades: 1-5

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  • Ms. Nancy’s Intro to Backyard Magic Spot

    Part 1 of 3 of this mini-series. Miss Nancy of Fountain Creek Nature Center introduces how to find your magic spot in your own backyard. Find a spot in your backyard where you can get comfortable and observe nature right at home. Grades: K-5

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  • Colors of Nature Hike

    Miss Nancy of Fountain Creek Nature Center goes hiking and finds many colors represented in nature. Print out a color wheel and have your students explore somewhere in nature to find how many colors they can identify! Grades: K-5

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  • Draw a Bird: Golden Crowned Kinglet

    Miss Jessica of Fountain Creek Nature Center gets creative and walks students through drawing a Golden Crowned Kinglet. Grades: 6-12

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  • Mini Hike

    Using household items, have your kids explore the backyard and focus on a specific area to find all of the natural living/non-living things within that environment. Mr. Andy shows us through a mini hike with his grandkids in the backyard. Grades: K-5

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  • Plastic Solutions Engineering Challenge

    Part 4 of 4 in the Kiva Centers' “Our Waste, Our Responsibility” series. Review what we've learned about single-use plastics, discuss what problem matters to each student most, and begin the engineering challenge to invent a creative solution! Grades: 3-5

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  • Plastic Free Cooking Challenge

    Part 3 in Kiva Centers "Our Waste, Our Responsibility" series. Learn how to make 5 ingredient granola bars with the challenge of not using any plastic. Grades: 3-5

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  • Reusable Sandwich Wrap Tutorial

    This video is part of the Waste Not Video Series of Kiva Center's School Outreach offerings. Learn more about the effects of plastics on the planet and how you can do a simple craft at home to replace those single use sealable sandwich bags. This is a great way to get the kids involved in taking action to change the course of environmental degradation from plastics! Grades: 4-Middle School

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  • Solar Oven Engineering Challenge

    Part 3 of 3 in the "Solver Oven Cooking" series. Review concepts around solar ovens, best aspects of design, and parameters around the engineering challenge. Grades: 3-Middle School

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  • Solar Oven Cooking Lesson

    Part 2 of 3 in the "Solver Oven Cooking" series. Reviews what has been learned about creating a solar oven, comparing most effective solar ovens, and demonstration of frying an egg. Grades: 3-Middle School

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  • Solar Oven Tutorial

    Part 1 of 3 in the "Solver Oven Cooking" series from the Kiva Center. In this video, kids will learn about the power of the sun to cook food. Watch this video to learn how to make a solar oven, which can be used to heat up or cook food using only the energy of the sun. Grades: 3-Middle School

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  • Insect Scavenger Hunt

    In this video, students will learn about the variety of insects, what their roles are, and how to identify them. It's accompanied by an insect scavenger hunt print-out. Grades: K-2nd

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  • Make Your Own Compass

    Learn how to make a compass with household items! Grades: 2-5

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  • Habitats of Bluff Lake

    Students will learn what makes a good habitat, what types of habitats we have at Bluff Lake, and how plants and animals survive in these habitats. Spanish version here (copy & paste link into browser) - https://tinyurl.com/y5r6fuz3 Grades: ECE-3

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  • Bluff Lake Water Mission

    Learn all about the three water sources at Bluff Lake, near Denver, Colorado, including: where the water comes from, what the habitats look like, and how we test to make sure the water is healthy for aquatic animals! Spanish version here (copy & paste link into browser) - https://tinyurl.com/yy3urnc8 Grades: 3-5

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