Download Free Activity Guides below for more fun outdoors –  at home, the park, or on the road!

Scavenger HuntSomething with … and Something that is …

Practice “Naturalist” skills – Mapping, observation, measurement, safety, identification and documentation.

Word Play A list of more than 60 words to build “visual language of nature” vocabulary as children write about when see, hear, feel and small

Janice’s nature activity books & journals to purchase

Nature Detectives At HomeThis 20-page,PDF booklet features a selection of Nature Detectives activities and practices. Ideal for parents and grandparents who want simple ways to discover the natural world with their children on their own time.  Link here to buy and receive the booklet via email..

Parent – Leader Guidebook Series. Orientation Guide, Fall – Trees as Habitat, Winter Wisdom, Spring – Nature in Motion, and All Season Activities.. Lead your own programs by buying these  books as part of our new membership platform – coming soon! 

What Song does the Rain Sing? A Creative Writing and Exploration Journal for Kids. Filled with writing prompts and activities under the themes All About Me, Imagine That, Outdoor Adventures and Friendships, link here to learn more and order.

Inspired by John Muir, A Guide to Studying Nature, Capturing our Stories and Advocating for Wild Places.  link here to read about the book, reviewer comment, an “Inside the book” PDF and order

Through the Eyes of John Muir, Practices in Environmental Stewardship. A field studies guide designed for teachers – includes content standards and evaluation measures.  link here to read about the book, get an “Inside the Book,” PDF, reviewer comments, and order.

Mornings on Fair Oaks Bridge, Watching Wildlife at the Lower American River. Features 75 first person narrative observations and more than 100 color photographs that capture the stories of Janice’s early morning experiences. Link here to read about the book, listen to podcasts, see a selection of 200 blog posts spanning three years and checkout. Link here for a “Look inside the book” PDF.

Additional Nature-Based Organizations & Resources

Link here to view a list of organizations and other resources to complement your child’s nature learning experiences.