Virtual Spring Vacation Week — Thursday

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Wetlands, Ponds, & Vernal Pools...Oh My!

Water habitats are always busy, but they are really teeming in the spring! Salamanders and frogs are laying their eggs, turtles and macroinvertebrates are emerging, and sometimes we can find the mystical fairy shrimp!

Every living thing needs clean water to survive—what can you do to help? By studying how aquatic ecosystems work, we can all gain a greater understanding of why they are important and what we need to do to protect them. Join us for a variety of water-themed activities.

Today's Activities

Today's Videos

Exploring Vernal Pools > 

Let's Look for Wood Frogs > 

Charles River Exploration >

Story Time

Keep Learning!

Visit a Vernal Pool with WGBH's Plum Landing
Mass Audubon has partnered with WGBH to provide even more ways for you to explore nature with Plum Landing, a PBS KIDS environmental science project that offers families and educators fun and easy activities to get outside and connect to nature. Learn more about Plum Landing. 

Watch NOAA Live! for Kids
Scientists and engineers study the ocean to reveal its impacts on our planet and our lives. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution—a nonprofit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education—offers free webinars three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) at 11:00 AM that connect students with different experts/topics. Check out WHOI's additional learning resources for use during school closures. 

Project Wet
This nonprofit foundation develops and delivers water education resources to educators across the country. They started providing free learning resources to parents and educators when schools closed due to COVID-19.