Tour the globe via a Travel Bug: a metal tag that allows you to follow your "hitchhiker" or travel bug. Your hitchhiker can serve as a virtual you - make a club mascot and attach it to the Travel Bug for a more personalized experience.
Remove garlic mustard, a common woodland weed, with or without the supervision of a park ranger. Pulling garlic mustard is a good volunteer activity for youth because the weed is not sharp or otherwise hazardous to handle.
Play an active running game that is fun, educational, and very unfair. Players will learn that invasive species play by a different set of rules than the natives. This activity would work well at a summer camp or as part of an after-school program.
Has spring really sprung? Taking part in Project BudBurst is easy, fun, and affordable. With Operation Green Thumb, using a blend of scientific investigation and Internet resources, youth get in touch with their inner gardener.
In the star lore of the Micmacs in Canada, the Big Dipper is part of the Big Bear Constellation. When Big Bear returns to the earth, hibernation season begins. Other components of the story include the three hunters chasing the bear around the sky.
More than a hundred satellites are orbiting Earth at any given time and can be seen with the naked eye. Several of them pass over you every night, wherever you are. Perhaps you’ve noticed one of these mysterious objects and wondered what it was.
If you’ve always wanted to go to infinity and beyond, here’s your chance. A free, real-time space simulation, Celestia lets you experience outer space in three dimensions. Unlike other planetarium software, the interactive program travels beyond our solar system, at any speed, at any moment in time and in any direction.
While peering through a telescope in the dead of winter has its place, there’s a simpler (and warmer) way to see the cosmos. Thanks to Stellarium, anyone can stargaze from the comfort of a computer desk.