Virtual Learning

We’re making our nature education programs available to everyone by uploading video lessons, nature hikes, and at-home activities!

Click here to check out our lesson plans!

Nature Bingo

Tule Elk Coloring Page

Oh Deer Game

Scavenger Hunts

Fire Tender Game (or Steal the Nuts from the Squirrel)

Bug Collector Activity – Making a Bug Net

Observation Sheet for Nature Walks

Nature Sound Map

Hike with a Naturalist @ Placer Nature Center – INTRODUCTION

PNC volunteer docents Sue and Roger will be leading virtual nature hikes this spring. Come along to learn about native plants, pollinator insects and more!

Posted by Placer Nature Center on Monday, April 6, 2020

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Fun and Educational Links for Kids

Easy Science for Kids

National Geographic for Kids                   

National Wildlife Federation   

Cool Kid Facts         

Kid Zone   

Meaningful Earth Day Activities

Nature Games

Animal Facts and Activities

Wildlife Guide

Hike with a Naturalist at Placer Nature Center – Day 1

Join our volunteer docents Sue and Roger on the nature trail for a spring walk through Placer Nature Center. Please excuse the noise from the tree cutting – we were enjoying ourselves so much we thought we had to share this despite the obnoxious sounds! This is the full video of our first day of exploration, please check back for Day 2 – coming soon!

Posted by Placer Nature Center on Monday, April 13, 2020
PNC Nature Hikes – Poison Oak

Think you know Poison Oak? Follow Sue and Roger on the PNC Nature Trail to learn a bit more about this prodigious plant. It's one of the most important plants to learn to identify before heading out on the trail.

Posted by Placer Nature Center on Monday, April 6, 2020
Learn about Animal Habitat with Caroline (and Puppets)!

Our volunteer docent Caroline takes us on an exploration of habitat in the Discovery Room at Placer Nature Center, using puppets to teach about where animals live in the Sierra Foothills.This video is great for youngsters and their parents!

Posted by Placer Nature Center on Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Playing with Pelts

Join our docent Sally in the pelt exhibit at Placer Nature Center, where we learn about the furs of different mammals that live in our local ecosystem.

Posted by Placer Nature Center on Friday, April 17, 2020

Check back soon for more video lessons and at-home activities!

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