Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Week encourages kids to learn about the wide array of fascinating wildlife in our world. Your class can work on "Branching Out for Wildlife"—celebrating trees and their importance to wildlife and people, March 18-24, using this collection of related resources.
Follow the story of researchers studying redwoods or learn how these old growth forests formed interdependent relationship with birds. Did you know that deforestation can lead to droughts hundreds of miles away? Or that walnut trees release an aspirin-like compound when under stress? Wondering what type of tree that is near your house or school? There is an app for that!
Need more suggestions? Join the Thinkfinity discussions on citizen science opportunities, ways to encourage kids to learn from nature, and which live webcams you can follow when you can't get outside.