Nature-Based Educational Activities & Materials

Learning is fun, especially when you are learning about nature! Look below for downloadable activities, worksheets, coloring sheets, and educational posters.

Activities

Make the outdoors your favorite classroom with these fun, exciting activities. Activities are sorted by ages and activity type for quick reference, but many are suitable for all ages and even adults, for hikes or around the yard. Be sure to assist or supervise young children.

Ages 3-7

Activities for walks, hikes, or around the yard

Ages 8-15

Activities for walks and hikes

Activities for outside or at home

Any age/family

Activities for walks and hikes

Going for A Walk - Tips and Ideas (PDF)
Insect Bingo (PDF)
Nature Bingo (PDF)

Activities for outside or at home

Educational Videos

Videos can be a great way to learn from the comfort of your own home or classroom. Check out these past virtual presentations from the Maine Wildlife Park or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/mefishwildlife

Winter Outdoor Activity Virtual Series

Wednesday, December 30 at 1pm: Signs of Winter Wildlife

Worksheets/Coloring Sheets

Bring nature inside with these downloadable worksheets and coloring sheets. Worksheets/coloring sheets are sorted by ages for quick reference, but many are suitable for all ages and even adults. Be sure to assist or supervise young children.

Ages 8-15

Any age/family

Downloadable Resources

Learn how to identify Maine animal tracks, fish, and mammals!

Downloadable Publications

The first edition of You Alone in the Maine Woods, the Lost Hunter’s Guide, was created in 1972 and it was most recently updated in 2020. This guide teaches outdoor enthusiasts how to be prepared for a trek in the Maine woods and makes them aware of procedures to follow should they become lost or injured.
You Alone in the Maine Woods (PDF).

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