Keep Your Children/Students Actively Engaged in
Outdoor & Edible Education with These Great Resources
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Enjoy this biodiversity lesson and hunt with Farmer Lauren!
PEAS Staff Videos & Mini-Explorations:
Inquiry forms that are mentioned in some videos are now closed, but the lessons are still great!
Explore Nature in Your Neighborhood/Yard
Gardening with Kids
- Easy Parent & Kid Gardening Activities from KidsGardening.org
- Gardening with Children from Learn.Eartheasy.com
- Go-to Guide for Gardening with Children from Gardner's Path
- PEAS' Video - How To Build an In-Ground Backyard Garden with Lauren
Cooking with Kids
Instructional Cooking Videos:
- Making Ice Pops from National Geographic Kids
- 15 Kid Friendly Recipes from Motherly
- 20 Fun-filled Activities with Food from Forkly.com
- *Staff recommendation, "These are insane! i.e. rainbow grilled cheese, caterpillar fruit kabobs, grape sculptures - great for STEAM learning." (Fun, but not extremely healthy.)
Additional resources from our partners:
- City of Austin - Urban Forestry Program
- At Home Learning from Eco-Rise
- Texas Outdoor Family CampIN Video from Texas Parks and Wildlife
- Follow TOF’s Facebook page for updates and live videos.
- The National Wildlife Federation encourages you to safely go outside to learn! The following resources are currently available for indoor and outdoor learning:
- Common Threads: Cooking Videos, Small Bites Recipes , Gardening How Tos
- Keep Austin Beautiful is offering free, TEKS aligned virtual programming this summer called Generation Zero Waste, a youth education program in partnership with Austin Resource Recovery. The program engages K-12 students in fun, interactive activities which raise awareness about recycling, composting, and conservation while giving students simple solutions for reducing their waste.