NES Nature Club

Reconnecting children and their families to nature.

Nature Club is back!

NES Nature Club meetings will be held in the Habitat Discovery Garden and will cover a variety of hands-on nature related topics, including garden maintenance, environmental issues, careers, guest speakers, and more! Spring meeting dates are listed below.


Communication will be sent through the Remind app or advisors can be emailed below.

Nature Club is open to 4th & 5th grade students only and will be held after school from 3:50-5:00pm.

**Note to Parents: Students may choose to bring a change of weather-appropriate clothing and shoes, and an individual snack (snacks will not be provided). Please arrange for your child to be picked up promptly at 5 PM. While we will not leave a student unattended, due to other building activities it is difficult for staff to supervise students that remain after 5 PM. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with student pick up. **

Questions? Erica Dutter Patty Murphy

NES Nature Club Spring Dates (All Tuesdays)

February 21 March 21 April 18 May 16

Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2021

Ways to celebrate Earth Day:

  • 7 Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!

  • Take a nature walk and admire the beauty around you

  • Make a pledge (to begin composting, to recycle more...whatever you choose) and plan out the steps on how to stick to it!

  • Use sidewalk chalk, make signs, a video, or other presentation to remind others how to be kind to the environment (throwing away trash, reduce/reuse/recycle, turning off lights, preserving habitats for bees, bats, and butterflies, etc) for your home or post for others to see. Educate others how they can help take action!

  • Plant trees, flowers, or vegetables.

  • Collect trash you find in parks and fields and along roadsides (with parent help, of course!)

  • Upcycle items into something new (old cans for plant pots, broken pottery into garden markers or decorations, new uses for old clothing, etc) Check out some of these FUN CRAFT IDEAS

77 Simple STEM Activities for Families: Nature Edition

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Things To Do While on Break:

  • There are TONS of great activities to do at Nuhop's At-Home Outdoor Education

  • Take a tour of a National Park!

  • Start planning the family garden.

  • Go for a hike or a walk through the park.

  • Go birdwatching. (Click here to see a list of species with sounds!)

  • Make art with items found outside: leaves, sticks, rocks, flowers, etc.

  • Paint rocks to hide or give away.

  • Build a fort.

  • Go fishing, or looking for frogs, toads, and salamanders.

  • Look up at the nighttime sky. What stars and planets can you see? (Learn more on constellations)

  • Visit a farm- virtually! Click here


to all students and NES families that have volunteered to help keep our garden beautiful this summer! We appreciate your time and dedication!

"The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need,"

- Richard Louv