Virtual Learning Series, Part 6

Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions.

Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, Irmarie.

Book Suggestion: 

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
What happens when Earth has been at war with an alien race for 100 years? What happens when Earth’s army is looking for a general and you are their choice? Will the pressure of commanding keep you on the right path or will you crumble under the weight? Find out on this interstellar tale following Ender on his journey to greatness.

Craft Suggestion: 

Looking for some inspiration? Check out an episode of Owl Betcha on nature journaling!

Nature Journaling
Is it craft time? Do you want your children, of all ages, to breathe the fresh air of the outdoors? Nature journaling is the best of both worlds. It is the process of experiencing nature in all its greatness. Are your children the next great authors? Perfect! With Nature journaling, they can write their observation of anything they see. Are your children the next great painters? Even better! They can draw a bird’s nest or a squirrel climbing a tree. Everything in their eyesight is their muse.


Favorite Animal Fact: 

Did you think that all squirrels are the same? Most people do. However, there are around 280 different species of squirrels in the world!!

Movie Suggestion: 

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Netflix)
Think that just because you’re young you can’t possibly make a big impact in the world? No, you can! Follow William on his journey to help save his village. See all the wonders that a 13-year-old can accomplish.

YouTube Video Suggestion: 

A New State of Water Reveals a Hidden Ocean in Earth’s Mantle by Seeker
Ever wondered what’s beneath the waves at the beach? There is a whole different world beneath the shimmering ripples we see. New creatures. New landforms. New possibilities. Ever wondered what’s beneath the ocean itself? Let’s find out together!


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