September is a wonderful time to notice the many signs telling us that autumn is here! Leaves falling, coho spawning, squirrels caching spruce cones, and the arrival of our beloved spotted tussock moth caterpillars (aka “wooly bears”). Discovery Southeast naturalists have put together a program for you and your children to do in your own backyard or out on one of our lovely trails to look closely and notice what’s happening this fall in the plant world.
We invite you to join us into the world of plants and what they’re up to this time of year. As they prepare for winter, many plants turn their energy to the next generation: Seeds! Below is all the information you and your child will need to complete this science curriculum:
We have one theme, but variations on the activities that are age appropriate. They are similar enough, that if you have kids in multiple grades, you can do them at the same time as a group!
Click on the Student Journal for your child’s grade. These PDFs are designed to be printed double sided and then folded into a booklet.
Included in the Parent Guide:
- Background information
- Nature walk activities
- Project/maker time