Distance Learning Young Naturalists Club


Usually, this time of year, Rural Action’s Environmental Education team would be outside with you all: leading field trips, visiting kids at schools, and exploring the woods and creeks.

But this year’s a little different. Since we can’t lead programs together in person, we’re exploring nature using the internet to connect us.

Follow along each week, and we’ll share nature activities you can do from home! Email us or post comments about how it went for you, so we can share in the fun together.

Each week will have a different theme. New activities come out Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. And on Friday, we’ll showcase some of the cool photos and stories you’ve shared.

You can still go outside and follow COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines. These activities can be done in the average backyard or neighborhood green area. They are also make good activities on a family day hike. If you visit a park, just remember to maintain 6 feet of space between you and others, and that playgrounds are closed as of March 2020.

If you feel like you are too old or too young for an activity

, you can change it — or email us and ask us for more!

If you are a teacher, we hope that these can also supplement some of your distance learning. Let us know if you have any suggestions or requests.

Who are we?

Darcy is the Environmental Education Program Manager. She loves gathering wild plants for food and medicine, and nature journaling.

Joe is the Environmental Education Program Director. He loves frogs and toads, birds, and survival skills.

Madison, Brett, Nate, Dani, and Nessa are our Environmental Education AmeriCorps members. You’ll get to meet them all soon!

Introduce yourself below! We’d love to say hi!

By Darcy Higgins

Environmental Education Program Manager, Rural Action

4 replies on “Welcome!”

Hey y’all I’m Nate! I’ve been in Southeastern Ohio for the past 5 years off and on, I’m originally from Pennsylvania but I’ve lived all over the Eastern US from Michigan all the way down to North Carolina! My passion is simple, I LOVE being outside, and what I love even more is helping others to do the same thing.

Hi Darcy and the rest of the team!!! It’s Emily Lattimore and Max and Cedar! We’re planning to follow along with you guys (we have a little catching up to do) from the southeastern coast of New Jersey and are so excited to see all the activities we can do with you all. Maybe we can be East Coast Correspondents! ?

That’s so exciting! You made my day. Welcome and jump in anywhere you like. You know that correspondents are very important…just don’t get on the wrong side of the editor.

This all makes me so happy!! ?
K-town reimagined…. Will definitely try to keep the editor satisfied!

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