Educator Blog

  • Two people sit in camp chairs beside a tent and look down towards a body of water where a kayaker is paddling.
    Kids are out of school for summer, vacations and camps are in full swing, and the outdoors are calling! How do we carve out time to enjoy the outdoors and all the benefits it has to offer? Natural In...

    Great Outdoors Month 2024

  • A bee in a pink flower, both coated in pollen.
    National Pollinator Week (June 17-23, 2024) is around the corner, so let’s learn about some ways we can all help native pollinators. Did You Know? Bees aren’t...

    Pollinator Week 2024

  • A prairie dog in a field of coreopsis
    In honor of National Grasslands Week, let’s learn about . . . PRAIRIE DOGS! National Grasslands Week National Grasslands Week (June 16-22, 2024) is designated by th...

    National Grasslands Week 2024

  • Visitors walking up stone steps to exit a cave into a forested area.
    Check your flashlights and put your hard hats on – Cave Week 2024 is coming soon! Celebrated from June 2-8, 2024, Cave Week focuses on caves and karst, unique cave and karst ecosystem...

    Cave Week 2024

  • A fisher on a tree trunk.
    Today is Endangered Species Day. Let’s learn more about endangered and threatened species and what we can do to help them.   Background In the US, the Enda...

    Endangered Species Day 2024

  • An island coastline with clear blue water and a rocky shore in the foreground. A sandy beach and trees are in the background.
    In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, we’re highlighting some of our publications about the research, scientists, and cultures of Hawai’i and the Paci...

    Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

  • Several shorebirds, called red knots, standing on a sandy shoreline.
    In honor of World Migratory Bird Day (May 11), let’s learn about . . . RED KNOTS! Red knots are shore birds that make one of the longest migrations of any bird – more than 9,00...

    Red Knots and World Migratory Bird Day 2024

  • An orange-red salamander on a forest floor covered in brown leaves and twigs.
    May 5 through May 11 is Amphibian Week! It’s time to celebrate all our frog, salamander, and caecilian friends. Let’s hop into some of our free Natural Inquirer resources to learn all about a...

    Amphibian Week 2024