My Nature Connection

Nature-based resources for play, wellness, and environmental education

Study after study proves that spending time outdoors can reduce stress, aid our immune system, improve academic outcomes, encourage us to be better stewards of the natural world, and so much more.

We see technology as a tool to encourage new outdoor experiences. That’s why we leaf through our hands-on, nature based activities and curriculum – and adapt them for easy, at-home use where you can set the screen aside and explore nature.

Educators and families, enjoy these free lessons and activities for youth and teens — focused on nature-based play, health and wellness, and environmental education.


PDF downloads with step-by-step activities for youth.

For Educators

STEM + Environmental Ed. lessons linked to MN State Education Standards.

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For Families

Designed to encourage play and spark curiosity about the natural world.

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Videos with our Naturalists

The Story of a Tree

Grades 1-6

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Nature Detectives

Grades 1-5

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Water Exploration

Grades 3-12  |   PDF download

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Seed Sculptures

Grades 4-12

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