Our new children's story titled, Who Visits You? A Season of Change, Discovery, and Hope can now be viewed or downloaded as a PDF for free. The story helps to remind us to look for the good amidst this historical life change for everyone in the world with the rise and spread of COVID-19. Even though many of our favorite places are closed during the pandemic, there are ways to stay connected to those around us and to our local communities. We want to encourage you to get to know your neighbors, and explore nature, wildlife, and insects in your area.
We would like to thank Millie and Ava Watters who beautifully illustrated this story and brought the words to life. And we never want to forget the essential workers who are true heroes. Our world needs you and we greatly appreciate you.
Be strong and stay safe! We will see you again soon!
SUMMER AND FALL NEWS
FALL 2020 FIELD TRIP UPDATE
RESOURCE SHARING DURING COVID-19 SHELTER IN PLACE
It is with profound sadness that we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Fall/October Pumpkin Farm class field trips for 2020. Due to the pandemic, this has become necessary to ensure the safety of our visitors, their families, our staff, and the public health of our community at large.
We will greatly miss seeing you this October. Stay tuned for some online resources that we are putting together that you will be able to use in your classroom. Thank you so much for your loyalty over these many years and we look forward to when we can see you again. We wish you safety and well-being during this time.
VIRTUAL FARM BINGO
Thanks for playing Virtual Farm BINGO with us! The game ended on April 14th, but you can still see all the daily photo and video updates here.
4-H AT HOME ACTIVITY GUIDE
4-H At Home Activity Guide has tons of creative projects, games, and learning activities.
Bring the wildlife - insects, animals, and birds inside your home with you!
Explore.org has a collection of Live Animal Cams from all over the world. Watch a great horned owl nest, a bee hive, a litter of puppies, a donkey barn, and so much more, all live! It is so amazing to see animals in their natural habitat just doing their thing!
KIDS GARDENING ACTIVITIES
Thank you to KidsGardening and National Gardening Bureau for this resource.
KidsGardening and National Gardening Bureau has put together a list of kids gardening activities for ideas to help kids get outside during the shelter in place.