Youth Engagement

Nature Lab

Nature Lab is The Nature Conservancy's youth curriculum platform.

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Connect With Nature Middle school children birdwatch and learn about the species of birds during the First State National Park's Bioblitz outside Wilmington, Delaware. © Devan King/TNC
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Nature is the fantastic factory that makes the building blocks of all our lives—food, drinking water, the stuff we own and the air we breathe. That’s why The Nature Conservancy and its 1000+ scientists have created Nature Lab: to help students learn the science behind how nature works for us and how we can help keep it running strong.

Nature Lab has been recognized with an Anthem Award and a Telly Award for video content and learning modules that raise awareness about the challenges facing the natural world—and what young learners can do to help solve them.

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Working Trees: Reforestation and Responsible Forestry

Forests represent a powerful opportunity to pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, helping to cool our planet while also providing clean air, clean water and habitat for wildlife. We are increasingly seeing reforestation commitments from nations, corporations and individuals that are united by a desire to create a better future. Take a virtual field trip to learn about responsible forest management.

Working Trees (16:06) Take a virtual field trip to various global locations to learn about responsible forest management.

Explore Our Youth Curriculum

Access resources aligned to The Nature Conservancy's research and designed specifically for a young audience and classroom use.