stay connected to nature with these resources!

Treasure Hunt in Gwynns Falls Park, Baltimore City (and in your local park, garden, walking in your neighborhood or looking out a window!)

Photos and checklist for spotting animals and plants. Enjoy your adventure!

Preparing to Go Outside

Guidelines and preparations for being outdoors in nature. It also includes three nature activities - creating a sit spot, story of the day, and circle of thanks.

 

Winans Meadow Activities

Site-specific activities that can be done in the Winans Meadow area of Gwynns Falls Trail in Baltimore.  Explore habit of wildlife and human ancestors! - water, food, shelter, and space. The guide was created by Parks and People Foundation  and the Natural History Society of MD as a "Teacher's Handbook for a Nature and Cultural Field Trip on the Gwynns Falls Trail."
 

Staying Connected Through Nature Play and Learning

Activities and ideas for nature-based home-school. From a"Staying Connected:
Nature Play and Learning" webinar presented by the Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools.

How to Teach Nature Journaling

This has 31 hands-on field activities to "connect art, science, math, and critical thinking, while encouraging students and mentors alike to recognize and record the wonder and beauty in the natural world.”

 

What’s Good in My Hood

Activities to help kids explore their neighborhoods. Based in New York City, but all activities in this workbook can be applied to our own neighborhoods
 

Leaf Themed Activities

Created by Kerry Wixted from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Little Pine Learners

Nature Play Activities

Alaskan Coastal Studies Science Learning At-Home & Outside

Activity Sheets for Outdoor Learning and Lesson Plans for Science & Stewardship

Takeachildoutside.org

Simple outdoor activities to do with children, especially younger children with minimal supplies.

Nature Apps

and Community Science Projects

iNaturalist / Seek

An iNaturalist app for kids. Take pictures of species and receive badges.

Agents of Discovery

Augmented reality app for kids. Go on a mission outdoors and receive badges and rewards - There’s a Leakin Park mission you can explore and play!

Plant Snap 

Identify plants by taking a picture of them.

Leaf Snap

Identify plants by taking a picture of their leaves.

Merlin Bird ID

Digital bird guide that includes pictures and songs.

Bird Feeder setup for great photos

4 Ideas For Your Feeder Setup That Deliver Great Bird Photos

AllTrails

An app full of digital trail maps. 

Leps

An app that lets you identify moths and butterflies by taking a picture of them.

Creek Critters

An app that lets you document aquatic critters and water quality.

 

Stream Selfie

Take a selfie with a stream, fill out some information on the website, attach the photo and submit!

Celebrate Urban Birds

Pick an area where you can do a 10 minute bird survey each day for 3 days in a row, focusing on 16 target bird species. You can then submit your data to the website and it can be used in science research.

NestWatch

Monitor a bird nest twice a week and share your results.

CAMP FORMS

Health Form

Waiver - Carrie Murray

Waiver - BCRP COVID-19 camp waiver

MD State Immunization Form

Carrie Murray Nature Camp Handbook

 

Carrie Murray Nature Center is operated by Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP)
Thank you, Mayor Young and the Baltimore City Council for supporting BCRP!

Carrie Murray Nature Center

1901 Ridgetop Road, Baltimore, MD 21207

Questions: info.cmnc@baltimorecity.gov

©2019 by Carrie Murray Nature Center.