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. On May 20 and 21, 2016, the Nature Conservancy and the National Parks Service partnered with National Geographic to execute the First State National Park's first Bioblitz. Over the course of the two-day event, over 800 observations were recording and more than 300 species were identified. More than 30 volunteers, 200 middle and high school students, and 100 community members participated in nature walks, species inventories and educational science experiments. © Devan King/TNC

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.

New Virtual Field Trip: Protecting Our Oceans and Ourselves

We partnered with the Bezos Family Foundation for the 2022 Students Rebuild Challenge. We created a brand new virtual field trip and teaching guide all about our world's oceans and how climate change is impacting coastal communities.

Protecting Our Oceans and Ourselves More people rely on our ocean for food, energy, transport, recreation and other natural resources than at any other time.

Climate Heroes: The Power of Trees

Trees are our climate superheroes! From Louisville, Kentucky in the United States to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean, trees are playing critical roles in cleaning our air and improving our resilience in the face of climate change, while improving humans’ wellbeing along the way. Learn why trees are our climate heroes, how we can harness their superpowers, and how to protect them! Made possible with support from Carrier.

Climate Heroes: The Power of Trees From cities to forests, trees play an important role in our world.

You’re the scientist! Citizen Science, Frogs and Cicadas

The conservation community relies heavily on volunteers to not only restore natural areas, but to help gauge the success of restoration efforts. Volunteers team up with experienced stewards and scientists to monitor the recovery of native habitats, or to record data on rare species of wildflowers, butterflies and other wildlife. But can students get involved? In fact, they can! Learn all about citizen science!

You’re the scientist! Citizen Science, Frogs and Cicadas

Nature Lab at Home!

Grades 3-8 | Use our week-long thematic family guides to lead at-home enrichment activities! 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.

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Explore Our Youth Curriculum

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