EDUCATION - YOUTH & FAMILY LEARNING
Learning at Home
These activities bring Catalina and nature-based learning right to your front door.
The learning resources below are designed to encourage you to stay in touch with nature, wherever you are.
Quick Science Activities
Coloring with the Conservancy
It’s always a good time to learn about the unique species that call Catalina Island home. From blooming flowers to soaring eagles, this coloring book will teach you about local wildlife and give you an opportunity to showcase your creative coloring skills!Coloring Book
Let's Go Birding!
Birding is when people spend time in nature looking for different kinds of birds. What kinds of birds can you discover in your neighborhood?Activity Booklet
Birds of the same species can still look different from each other. This is just part of their biology. Pigeons (rock doves) are an example of this. Use the provided field guide of common color phases to do an investigation of your own.Activity Booklet
Spider Web Safari
Different types of spiders will create webs of different shapes and sizes. Take a ‘safari’ around your home or on a safe walk and look for different types of spider webs.Activity Booklet
We can learn a lot by looking closely at flowers. Take a minute to look around your home for a flower to observe. Use the provided guide to identify the different parts of a flower.Activity Booklet
Create a Nature Journal
Creating a nature journal is a great way to combine artistic creativity with outdoor exploration. It’s a place where you can highlight discoveries, record thoughts or feelings, and express your artistic side. We’d love to see your journals!
Journal Prompt: Plant Observation
This activity focuses on plant observations over time. When you observe a plant over time, you can learn how its appearance may change depending on the season.