State, Regional, and National Resources
Outdoor School Resources – OSU-Extension Service – English, Spanish
Weekly resource sets posted every week with a collection of nature observations, journal prompts, and online activities that parents/guardians and teachers can use to support students. Grades 5-6.
360 Video Tour – Crater Lake National Park
Check out this 360-video created in partnership with multi-platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley! This virtual experience – or Crater Lake 101 tour – will give you an introduction to the marvels you can experience while exploring this treasure of the National Park System.
Forest Learning at Home – Oregon Forest Resources Institute
Library of grade-appropriate resources, each aligned to state education standards, to help teach students about the wonders of the forests throughout our state. OFRI has compiled mini-lessons using their materials that are designed for at-home learning. Each lesson explores a forest-related topic through a combination of reading, writing, scientific investigation and other fun, engaging activities. Grades K-12.
Volcano Tuesdays – Mt. Saint Helens Institute
Weekly videos and different activities and challenges focused on volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest. Grades 4-7.
BirdSlueth Explorers Guidebook – The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Free downloadable guidebook to connect kids to nature while studying birds. Guidebook includes a habitat scavenger hunt, create a sound map, and bird observation and ID skills. Best suited for Grade 4.
e-Adventures – Kids in Parks
Kids in Parks has converted some of our most popular TRACK Trail brochures into e-Adventures that kids can do on a smart phone or tablet. Kids can complete these e-Adventures in their backyard, schoolyard, local park, on an official TRACK Trail, or anywhere in between.
DIY Activities – Tinkergarten
Searchable database of outdoor and play-based activities. Ages 0-8.