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 550 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 Summer Camp
Grades 3-8 | Use our week-long thematic family guides to lead an at-home summer camp! With videos and learning activities, including a weekly hands-on project to get outside safely, kids can explore nature right in their community. Download individual weekly guides below.
Week 1: Provide Food and Water Sustainably
Grades 3-8 | Explore how food and water can be sourced while protecting our planet.
Week 2: Tackle Climate Change
Grades 3-8 | Learn how as individuals, we can all learn more about various types of nature-based solutions to the climate crisis and do our part to help improve our world.
Week 3: Build Healthy Cities
Grades 3-8 | Explore how nature-based solutions can help keep our cities healthy.
Week 4: Protect Land and Water
Grades 3-8 | Learn what it takes to ensure we have clean water and land and how we can protect healthy, diverse oceans for fishing, working and playing.
School Garden Resources
Access resources to lead students in building a garden. Lessons are designed for grades 5-8 but customizable for any grade band.