We’d like to help bring a love of nature to the students in your class.
Classroom time is a great time to connect kids to nature! With nature as a teacher, there are many opportunities for young learners to demonstrate inquisitiveness, observe sequences or patterns, understand relationships, and evaluate complex natural systems. These skills are valued in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. On our website, the Children of Indiana Nature Park has resources for educators that include curriculum aligned with Indiana Academic Standards, nature places and activities, plus field trip funding opportunities.
To introduce you to these resources and get you started on your nature journey with your classroom, we have recorded an introductory video about the Children of Indiana Nature Park for teachers. This video speaks to why children need nature, what the Children of Indiana Nature Park is, and how to incorporate it and the Nature IN-Deeds into your classroom!