Nighttime Nature Study
Try an Outdoor Hour Challenge at night! With the warmer evening temperatures and longer twilight hours of summer, your family can enjoy a few nighttime nature study activities. The list below is just a taste of the opportunities you can create for learning about the natural world right in your own backyard.
- #2 Using Your Words (Getting Started ebook)
- #23 Moths and Summer 2010
- #24 Crickets and Summer 2010
- #49 Bats and Summer 2010
- Fireflies (Summer 2010 ebook)
- Stars and Moon (winter study you can adapt – Winter 2010 ebook)
- Sounds (Summer 2010 ebook)
- Night Blooming Flowers (Summer 2010 ebook)
- Big Dipper Nature Study (free printable)
- Moon and Crater Nature Study (free printable)
More than anything else, be aware of your surroundings and use all your senses. When you can’t rely on your vision…listen, feel, and smell the nighttime in your backyard. Try to spend a few minutes just sitting quietly in the dark if your children are able and see what you notice. Even a few seconds of quiet is good for younger children.
Download and complete the My Backyard at Night Notebook Page after you nighttime nature study.
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