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 resources for Educators & Families

Powell Gardens recognizes the unique world COVID-19 has created. Amidst uncertain and changing times, it’s more important than ever before to get outside. Powell Gardens wants to help you discover your own backyard! Our videos, PDFs, and other resources are available and free to use by educators, parents, students, and families.

If you enjoy these resources, tag @PowellGardens on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We’d love to see how you’re exploring and learning in your corner of the world.

Nature Enthusiast Backpacks

Nature Enthusiast Backpacks are now available for check out (free of charge) in the Perennial Lounge. These adventure packs are filled with all the tools a young scientist needs to explore the Gardens, perform experiments, and learn about the plants and animals living at Powell Gardens. Check one out during your next  visit!

Nature

What’s Inside?

  • Picture books (2)– Find a shady spot and read a couple nature-themed stories.
  • Binoculars– Identify flying insects and birds darting through the Gardens.
  • Bug tongs– Gently and safely capture Garden-dwelling insects. Please return them to their home when you are finished.
  • Bug house and container– Place captured insects in the container and observe their movements. Please return them to their home when you are finished.
  • Magnifying glass– Observe captured insects, leaf patterns, seeds, and animals’ tracks up close.
  • Ruler– Measure insects, leaves, seeds, and animal scat to help you identify the animal or plant species.
  • Guides– Identify different animals in the Garden.
  • Neighborhood News nature journal– Complete the garden activities in this seasonal nature journal.
  • Outdoor bingo – Compete in a game of nature-themed bingo with a friend or family member.

Featured Video

From Caterpillar to Butterfly

Mr. Mark is back with a special video all about raising butterflies. You can help caterpillars transform into butterflies at home. Watch this video to learn how! 

If you’re interested in learning more about the great outdoors, visit Powell Gardens. Tickets are available here.

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